One walk through the Garden of the Gods and you’ll see what I’m talking about.
It may seem, to the unenlightened, that I am just plain weird to thrill over the return of waist high prairie grasses, but if you’re me, you long for the days of Little House On The Prairie, when Pa could touch the grasses while sitting on his horse.
When the grasses were not over-grazed or ripped out to plant wheat during the Dust Bowl days.
It is the first time in my life in Colorado Springs (i.e. since birth) that I have seen such a tapestry of seed heavy grasses.
There are grasses with fluffy seed heads, blockish seed heads, twisty seed heads, pokey seed heads and regular seed heads. I’m sure they all have names, but unfortunately I don’t know them. If you do, please share!
– The Goat Cheese Lady
P.S. And the grasses are just the icing on the cake…the wildflowers in the Garden of the Gods have been incredible this year!