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Monday, November 7, 2011

PIC OF THE WEEK - COTTON

No... that's not snow... it's cotton!  It's harvest time around here for cotton and I was able to get a couple good snaps of a typical (albeit a bit on the small side) cotton field before it was picked clean of it's treasure.

COTTON

I wish I was in the land of cotton,
Old times they are not forgotten;
Look away! Look away! Look away! Dixie Land.

Have a great week everybody!

Lady R

8 comments:

Brady said...

Lady R,

I've never been south enough that I've seen a cotton field. It looks so much different from the corn (or beans) I'm familiar with. Some day, I'll get down that a-way.

Also, I just read about your day. I hope he is a peace now - and that is a totally awesome family photo on the machine. What a lucky memory to have preserved.

Brady
Behind Bars - Motorcycles and Life

Webster World said...

When I lived in Ga. my wife small son and I went for a fall drive. The fields something. I'd never seen it before. I stopped to check it out. Picked a piece or two and now know just how bad it had to be to pick it.

Lady R said...

Brady... The first time I saw a huge field of cotton, my initial reaction was, "Where did all this snow come from?" It only took a couple of seconds for my mind to process what I was looking at. At twenty something, I thought a large field of white cotton was the most beautiful thing I've ever seen, and it was sooooo southern!

Webster... I've picked a piece or two and now I have a better understanding why picking cotton was so painful... back in the day. Those sharp prongs holding the cotton in makes mince meat outta your fingers!!

RichardM said...

I remember seeing cotton growing in the central valley of California and thinking that it looked pretty cool. I ended up having some of the dried plants in a vase for a numer of years.

mq01 said...

gorgeous! but amazing how hard it is on the hands to pick.

Lady R said...

RichardM... I have several cotton boll ornaments that dress up our Christmas tree. The white of the cotton almost makes it look like snow.

Mq01... I know! I didn't realize either, that something so soft comes out of something so prickly!

Bitchy said...

Funny you said no it is not snow. The first time I seen a cotton field I had been driving all night with very little sleep. I woke from a power napped rubbed my eyes and said it snowed this far south. LOL witch is what my friend with me did.

Lady R said...

Bitchy... I know! Even when it does snow down here, it's usually a mild dusting. Certainly not deep and thick like the cotton field appears. Our minds are real pranksters, heh?