We are with the 2018 April AtoZ Blogging challenge and its my fifth attempt. For those who missed it, here is the link to my Theme Reveal post. Do the alphabets still stand for the same things we learnt about in Nursery school?
Its day seven and the alphabet is G.
G is for Goat. That is what I distinctly remember being taught.
But then, goats eat grass.
And grass was one of my theme ideas. So I sort of took the liberty and replaced the goat with grass.
Grasses belong the Poaceae family which a very large and very economically important family of the plant kingdom. Important because this family provides the staple foods that we eat, material for construction etc. Grasses are found almost everywhere and are generally annual or perennial in nature. My teacher cautioned me that grasses can be properly identified only when they grow flowers and that too using a hand lens or under a microscope. Which means, many of the grasses I have seen will remain unnamed..
Not to worry folks, this will not be a botanical post.
Here are some of the beautiful grass flowers.
And do watch out for them the next time you go out for your walk!
This is just a glimpse into the great world of grasses..
Tomorrow is our first holiday of the blogathon. We return on the 9th with the alphabet H.