Thanks Myriam. I had checked your photos in the database and found mine slightly different, but then noted that your photos came from Belgium so there may be some diversity between our regions. Plus the difference in stage of growth. The photo in my field guide is almost identical to my photo, so I think I'll mark this as solved. Nice to put a name to a familiar plant, and such a descriptive name it is -- this grass is really soft to the touch. Take care.