There is a giant asparagus growing in Rockhound State Park. The stalk is at least 10 feet tall, and over the couple of weeks we’ve been here we’ve noticed something emerging from the leaves along the stalk. This was taken yesterday.
Quite a bit of growth in 24 hours..
This is the Agave Americana, or century plant. What I didn’t realize is that it is monocarpic, which means after it flowers, at anywhere from 10-50 years of age, the entire plant dies. Luckily it produces off shoots at the base so it propagates itself, and this one had several. Nature is so amazing!
Had my tooth decision made easier yesterday while talking on the phone with the dentist’s office. He had a change in schedule and would not be able to see me until Friday the 4th. Since we plan to be in Silver City then for the Tour of the Gila bike race, I figured that was my sign that I should just wait. Also it has been feeling better the last several days. If I continue having problems I will just deal with it somewhere down the road. There will always be a dentist willing to take my money anywhere we go and Jim is living proof of that!
Tomorrow we’ll be stopping at City of Rocks State Park for a couple nights.