Triple-play pun

From correspondent RJP, this image that’s been making the rounds on Facebook:

(#1)

A nine-word sentence with only three content words, all of them punned on; all the puns are imperfect, the last pretty distant. Starting from the song line

This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius.

with the substitutions:

dawning > awning, age > cage, Aquarius > Asparagus

Much as I admire the punning, I have to point out that the plant in the chicken-wire cage isn’t asparagus; it looks like a legume, a pea or bean.

This is what young asparagus shoots look like:

(#2)

These are the spears we eat as vegetables. If you let them go, this is what they turn into:

(#3)

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