It’s been a still, foggy day, wet but not quite raining.  Gathering dewdrops decorate the flower heads of the wild grasses, emphasising the differences between the different species.


The softly hairy Yorkshire Fog Grass (Holcus lanatus) is weighed down by dewdrops.


Smooth Cocksfoot leaves (Dactylis glomerata) shed the water but large and small droplets are layered on the densely packed flower heads.


The delicate Meadow Grass (Poa sp.) is hung with tiny, spherical beads of water.


I think (though I’m not sure) that this is Tall Fescue (Festuca arundinacea). There are at least six different grasses growing in the wild part of our garden but, apart from the most distinctive, the species can only be identified by looking closely at the flower heads – hay fever means that’s something I avoid on a dry day.


Click on any photo for a closer view – some are more in focus than others.