You’d Better Never Bother With Me Ol’ Bamboo

That “bamboo” that has been washing up on our beaches with every recent rainstorm is not bamboo after all (click here). San Geraldo was right to question “where all that bamboo is coming from.” He finally suggested it was “fake Pampas Grass.” I got what he meant: Something that looks so much like Pampas Grass that it is often mistaken for it.

So I Googled: “What looks like pampas grass and bamboo, but is not.” Well, San Geraldo was right (imagine that).

NOT BAMBOO, NOR PAMPAS GRASS.

The scientific name is Arundo donax (click here if you’d like to learn about it — for next week’s exam), but a couple of its common names are Giant Cane or Spanish Cane. It’s native to the Mediterranean. Until yesterday evening we had a ‘Giant Giant Cane’ mountain across the street. Crews worked for more than 12 hours to pile it all up and then load and haul away several truckloads. There were mounds of the cane all along the beaches of Fuengirola. A huge job.

BLUE SKIES AND SUNSHINE BEFORE THE CLOUDS RETURNED.
SNOW AND CLOUDS ON THE MOUNTAINS BEYOND.
A SMALLER LOAD NOT FAR FROM THE PORT.

Thanks to a recent comment by Walt (click here for his blog called “wcs”),
I felt inspired to include this video.
(In other words, blame Walt.)

Author: Moving with Mitchell

From Brooklyn, New York; to North Massapequa; back to Brooklyn; Brockport, New York; back to Brooklyn... To Boston, Massachusetts, where I met Jerry... To Marina del Rey, California; Washington, DC; New Haven and Guilford, Connecticut; San Diego, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Irvine, California; Sevilla, Spain. And Fuengirola, Málaga..

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