Oct. 30, 2017


Here's a shot of a patch of hairgrass.  You can see how it is so successful, waving its flowers in the wind to be pollinated.  Fortunately,  it's one grass species that I don't seem to be very allergic to.  Because of the allergy, I began learning to identify grass species very early on.  Look out for orchard grass!  But sadly, I'm still not real good at it.   Tepals, lemmas, paleas, why can't I keep them all straight?  Maybe I'm mentally allergic too.  As a child, I began a loooong series of shots to cure this allergy.  But then the perfect cure came along - a move to the desert.  And the desert had no shots.  Now that I'm back in the grass, achoo!