I'm not sure what these grasses were called but they were growing near the edge of the marsh where we were painting. It was late afternoon and everyone was packing up their supplies after a long day at the workshop. I had just about cleaned up and was turning to head back to the house when the late afternoon light started to hit the grasses. They began to glow and I had to take out my pastels and do a quick study. I also took a few photos and have been wanting to try to capture that magical moment in a larger painting.