We used to have an aloe plant. That aloe plant made babies, and then those babies made babies, and soon we had a conservatory bursting with aloes. Then, they started making these wonderful, dangling orange flowers. Amazing.
Past the Hamptons is a town called Montauk, and on its beach are these totems to wars past – slowly eroding concrete bunkers, fallen into the sea.
Aloes produce the most wonderful flowers, and they start their bloom as these odd, pointy protuberances.