I've been quite busy for the past few weeks, and have neglected Highway 17 - hopefully that will change now! I did find myself yesterday driving south on Highway 17 in Awendaw, South Carolina - and couldn't resist stopping to photograph this Century Plant (Agave americana).
Fun, isn't it?
It's name is a bit misleading, since the plant generally lives only 10 to 30 years. It does die off after it blooms, but produces side shoots so new Agaves are often left behind.
So if you find yourself on Highway 17 in Awendaw, keep an eye out for this fascinating bloom!