Name that Corner

29 May

Bongo by a Bird of Paradise bushThis time of year my street has two corners with special names. At least I think they should have special names.

After we got back from my trails I got an extra long walk so we could go to these corners and my person could take pictures. I guess I don’t mind her taking pictures if I get a longer walk because of it.

This first corner is for the birds.

Bird of Paradise, that is. That’s what these yellow flowers are called.


Bird of Paradise bush


Bird of Paradise flower


The next corner is Century Plant Corner.

Every year for as long as I can remember, one Century Plant has shot up on this corner.

Century plant on a corner


I’m not sure what’s going on though, because these corners have the wrong street signs on them. They have some really strange names that don’t even look like Bird of Paradise Corner or Century Plant Corner.

This is really bad, because people are going to get lost when they try to find these places.

Maybe I’d better get some new signs and post them on these corners.

Oh yeah, forget the signs. That Century Plant isn’t in full bloom yet and awhile back I promised I’d show some pictures of the ones on my trails when they started blooming. My person made my climb a hill so she could get pictures of this one. The first one to bloom on my trails this year.

Century plant in front of Thunder Mountain


Century plant blooming red and yellow with a blue sky


Century plant in front of Coffee Pot Rock


Alright, that’s enough. Stop your gawking.

This is a blog about me.



Posted by on May 29, 2013 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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40 responses to “Name that Corner

  1. angelswhisper2011

    May 29, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    I love the plants Bongo. I would like to climb up on that Century Plant, while listening to the Birds of Paradise.. they sing right?.. and you’ll be on the corner named by you 🙂

    • Bongo

      May 29, 2013 at 4:00 pm

      Little Binky, my person says she’d love to get a picture of you on that century plant. Sometimes we find birds on them, but they always fly away when we get close.

  2. What's Going on at Mumsy's

    May 29, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    We are still taking a break sweet Bongo but we stopped in to check on you. Those plants are amazing but we gotta admit we think that last picture is the most amazing. What a sweetie you are. Hugs and nose kisses

    • Bongo

      May 29, 2013 at 4:02 pm

      Thanks Chancy and Mumsy. I hope you’re enjoying your break. We’re looking forward to hearing about your adventures when your break is over. Hugs and nose kisses back to you.

  3. marina kanavaki

    May 29, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    That pose, Bongo!!!
    New signs are indeed needed …or you could leave messages, that way no one should get lost!

    • Bongo

      May 29, 2013 at 4:03 pm

      Marina, my messages will work for my dog buddies, but I think I’ll need some new signs for the people. Oh yeah, all they have to do is look for the Bird of Paradise and Century Plants growing there.

  4. Kari

    May 29, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    That’s a really pretty flower

    Stop on by for a visit

    • Bongo

      May 29, 2013 at 4:03 pm

      Thanks Kari.

  5. Misty Shores Chesapeakes

    May 29, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    Those are beautiful and very interesting plants but not as handsome and interesting as you Bongo 🙂 You look marvelous in your last photo.

    • Bongo

      May 29, 2013 at 4:04 pm

      Thanks Misty Shores. Now I’m blushing. Good thing you can’t see it under my fur.


    May 29, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    We agree! They need proper signs and of course you are the reason we visit 😉 but wow Ma sure did love seeing the pretty flowers ya showed her today 😉 – guess ya gotta share the blog a little 🙂 today 😉

    • Bongo

      May 29, 2013 at 4:10 pm

      Thanks Max. Dog messages are the best, but sometimes I have to put in a few things to make the people happy.

  7. Anonymous

    May 29, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    That’s right Bongo, Its your blog and no ones elses….Woof Woof!!

    • Bongo

      May 29, 2013 at 5:16 pm

      Penny, I’m so glad you agree with me. Sometimes my person gets carried away.

  8. Two French Bulldogs

    May 29, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    We do like the names of your corners. That century plant is something. Oh yea, it’s all about you
    Benny & Lily

    • Bongo

      May 30, 2013 at 12:21 am

      Thanks Benny & Lily. It’s okay if you look at the century plant – as long as you spend more time looking at my picture.

  9. tylersat99

    May 29, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    But you are always so cute Bongo so sometimes Mom has to show us a picture of something different or unusual. The century plant is very unusual and the Bird of Paradise very pretty. By the way the center flowers that have not opened yet look like tiny bananas 😉

    • Bongo

      May 30, 2013 at 12:22 am

      Lexie and Mica, I didn’t think of it, but they do look like tiny bananas. Pretty cool!

  10. susank456

    May 30, 2013 at 12:30 am

    Great photos! I’ve never seen a Century plant. Thanks for sharing.

    • Bongo

      May 30, 2013 at 1:23 pm

      Glad you enjoyed them Susan.

  11. dianeskitchentable

    May 30, 2013 at 6:45 am

    We all have a pee corner at the end of the road – just a way for us in The Nation to keep track of how we’re all doing…Lola

    • Bongo

      May 30, 2013 at 1:28 pm

      Lola, I wish we could share a pee corner sometime, but I guess we’ll just have to keep up with each other through our blogs.

      • dianeskitchentable

        May 30, 2013 at 1:36 pm

        Yeah, best to not pee on the keyboard though.

      • Bongo

        May 30, 2013 at 1:41 pm


  12. misswhiplash

    May 30, 2013 at 7:40 am

    That is a super duper photo of you Bongo…the last one I mean , not your bottom sticking out of the flowers…you do have a wonderful times on your walks….and you have such a charming smile

    • Bongo

      May 30, 2013 at 1:28 pm

      Thanks Patricia.

  13. eripanwkevin

    May 30, 2013 at 7:49 am

    Those Bird of Paradise and Century plant are beautiful, Bongo! We have Bird of Paradise in Japan, too but don’t have Century Plant. You look happy on the picture, Bongo. Maybe a long walk made you smile?

    • Bongo

      May 30, 2013 at 1:29 pm

      Thanks Kevin. I’m always happy with a long walk. I guess that is why I’m smiling.

  14. kolytyi

    May 30, 2013 at 9:36 am

    Getting extra long walks for allowing your person to take pictures isn’t a bad deal, is it? You should convince your person to more frequent and more intensive communication with other persons with dogs. Your person could this way teach people the correct names of places along your trails, while you could do the same with doggies.
    BTW: Do those fantastic looking plants have an intensive smell? I think you should supplement your person’s photos with such information – it is YOUR blog, isn’t it?

    • Bongo

      May 30, 2013 at 1:31 pm

      Kolytyi, you’re right – it is my blog. But not many of the wild flowers around here seem to have much smell – unless one of my friends has left a message on it.

      • marcusampe

        May 31, 2013 at 2:27 am

        Perhaps of the many messages the plan thinks it is not necessary to give other signs or odours.

      • Bongo

        May 31, 2013 at 1:22 pm

        You might be right. There are lots of my dog buddies leaving messages on this street.

  15. philosophermouseofthehedge

    May 30, 2013 at 10:44 am

    Maybe those flowers will be happy now and disappear – then you’ll have all the attention again!

    • Bongo

      May 30, 2013 at 1:32 pm

      Karen, I’m sure those flowers will disappear soon – they never seem to hang around here long. Then you’re right – the blog is all mine!

  16. marcusampe

    May 31, 2013 at 2:25 am

    What is the real name of those special flowers on a stem?

    • Bongo

      May 31, 2013 at 1:13 pm

      Marcus, the century plants are actually agave. They bloom once every ten to twenty-five years and then die and drop their seeds to grow new plants. The name century plant came from someone thinking they bloomed once every 100 years. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

  17. marcusampe

    June 1, 2013 at 2:25 am

    Thanks for the explanation, and for showing us those interesting flowers.

    • Bongo

      June 1, 2013 at 7:23 am

      Any time Marcus.

  18. colliesofthemeadow

    June 11, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    So many big plants, so little kidney capacity…. sigh..
    -Collies 🙂

    • Bongo

      June 11, 2013 at 9:44 pm

      Collies, my person wouldn’t even take me by those plants until I’d watered everything on my trails and had nothing left. I don’t know what she was thinking.


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