Saturday, May 31, 2008
Aloes & Stuff
Aloes and iceplants are native to this area and have been imported to the US for landscaping, erosion control, and whatnot. Here you can see them as part of an ecosystem (though not in this picure where they are definitely landscaping on the grounds of the cape point light house) and you often see a little iceplant between some shrubs or a dense stand of aloe just like you'd see a patch of prickley-pear in the hills outside Tucson. I catch myself thinking I'm walking in a garden when in fact I'm in a wilderness.