My beloved Oribe Gorge succulent is now predictably in bloom, and the little round pompom-like orange flowers are just too fabulous! As the sun was going down the other day I ran out to our porch with my new 50mm lens to try and capture some of the lovliness! I can't say that I really know how to use this lens just yet, in a predictable way that is, but loving that I can get those really blurred out backgrounds with the foreground theoretically in really sharp focus. I didn't exactly accomplish that here, but thought I'd share these photos with you, as I have a tradition of sharing phtoos of this succulent every year when it blooms!
Interestingly enough, last year I had moved the two pots to another slighly less hot and sunny location, and the plant did not bloom at all, so I'm very happy to see that the yearly blooms have returned, and I will not make the mistake of taking this sun loving guy away from the full hot sun again.