Gone with the Century

17 Apr

Bongo and a fallen down century plantHmmm. What’s this?

It looks like it’s from another century.

Last year’s century.

I know last year was only a year, but it had centuries in it too.

How do I know?

Because here’s one of them right here.



Bongo looking at the fallen down century plant

This century plant grew up right next to my trail last year.

And now it’s gone. Splat!

Bongo walking away from the century plant

I guess that’s the end of the centuries on my trails.

I’ll have to take it year by year now.

One of these big things only shows up once in a hundred years.

I don’t think I’ll be around for the next one.


Hey, what’s this smell?

Bongo sniffing near a new century plant

It smells like that century plant.

Bongo walking away from the century plant

Naw. There’s not a chance in a hundred that another century plant would show up on my trails.

Probably a good thing.

My person takes too many pictures of them.

Tall century plant stalk


Posted by on April 17, 2014 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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16 responses to “Gone with the Century

  1. rumpydog

    April 17, 2014 at 10:57 am

    Uh oh! Just when you thought your hikes would be timeless…..

    • Bongo

      April 17, 2014 at 12:11 pm

      I know Rumpy, I know.

  2. misswhiplash

    April 17, 2014 at 11:12 am

    Didn, t you find a Century plant last year?

    • Bongo

      April 17, 2014 at 12:13 pm

      Patrecia, the century plant last year is this one that just fell over. Oh, I know there were others – but how can I get dramatic if I admit that.

      • misswhiplash

        April 17, 2014 at 12:30 pm

        Ok its poetic licence..lots of love xxx

  3. Genevieve Petrillo

    April 17, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    Those century plants are popping up like weeds. Plus they look like giant asparagus!

    Love and licks,

    • Bongo

      April 17, 2014 at 12:52 pm

      Cupcake, I think I should go into the asparagus business. The yuccas in my yard are starting to sprout and they look like giant asparagus too – although not nearly as giant as the century plants.

  4. angelswhisper2011

    April 17, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    I would love to climb that Asperagus 🙂 Pawkiss 🙂

    • Bongo

      April 17, 2014 at 8:13 pm

      Little Binky, you’d have a great time around here.

  5. marina kanavaki

    April 17, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    Look up Bongo, look up!!!!! 🙂

    • Bongo

      April 17, 2014 at 8:13 pm

      What? Where Marina?

      • marina kanavaki

        April 18, 2014 at 2:33 pm

        UP!!!!! Hmmm, maybe I’ll speak to them and tell them to bend down a bit for you! 🙂

  6. eripanwkevin

    April 18, 2014 at 7:50 am

    Wow! I’m glad to see that there is another century plant after that poor one. You must be lucky to find!? new one! 🙂

    • Bongo

      April 18, 2014 at 10:57 am

      Kevin, last year there were three century plants next to the trails I normally walk on. This year there is only one – but when they start blooming my person will take me on longer walks to the trails that usually have lots of them.

  7. kolytyi

    April 19, 2014 at 4:33 am

    It might be that if you water a century plant once, it will become a decade plant. And if you water it twice, it changes into a biennial, and the third watering leads to an annual one.

    • Bongo

      April 19, 2014 at 1:32 pm

      Kolytyi, with the tiny amount of rain we’d had around here this year we’ll probably only get millennial plants.


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