The desert puts a lot into perspective. Seeing the strength and audacity that desert plants and succulents display in order to survive and even thrive is another kind of beautiful. Our family has enjoyed immersing ourselves at the Desert Botanical Garden, taking classes and workshops and learning not just about desert plants and cacti, but about the diverse medicinal qualities of many of the plants that thrive in this environment. In particular, we have adopted Aloe Vera almost as a companion that grows in our yard, that we care for and in return it awards us with its almost endless goodness. This way Living With Aloe has blossomed into all that we learned, and a receptacle to accumulate vast amounts of knowledge in this subject.