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.
This century plant grew up right next to my trail last year.
And now it’s gone. Splat!
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?
It smells like that 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.
April 17, 2014 at 10:57 am
Uh oh! Just when you thought your hikes would be timeless…..
April 17, 2014 at 12:11 pm
I know Rumpy, I know.
April 17, 2014 at 11:12 am
Didn, t you find a Century plant last year?
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.
April 17, 2014 at 12:30 pm
Ok its poetic licence..lots of love xxx
April 17, 2014 at 12:40 pm
Those century plants are popping up like weeds. Plus they look like giant asparagus!
Love and licks,
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.
April 17, 2014 at 1:19 pm
I would love to climb that Asperagus 🙂 Pawkiss 🙂
April 17, 2014 at 8:13 pm
Little Binky, you’d have a great time around here.
April 17, 2014 at 2:35 pm
Look up Bongo, look up!!!!! 🙂
April 17, 2014 at 8:13 pm
What? Where Marina?
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! 🙂
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! 🙂
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.
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.
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.