Sunday, November 11, 2012

Cotton Pickin’ Time

We saw a lot of cotton on our trip through SC and GA….fields and fields of the most beautiful snow white cotton I’ve ever seen…and I’ve seen a lot!

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Look ahead at the sea of white!

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Here we go…

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all photos taken out of one window or another! lol

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What a glorious time to travel when the crops are mature and ready for harvest.

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A good reason to travel the back roads!

Do you enjoy the slower pace of the country roads?

I’m joining Mary for Mosaic Monday

and Diane for Beautiful Sunday

and Sunny Simple Sunday !

41 comments:

Debbiedoo's said...

How cool!~ A blogging friend of mine was just sent a huge box of cotton from Alabama. Pretty cool! Yes, I like traveling back roads too, I hate the highway.

Cranberry Morning said...

I have never seen cotton 'in the raw' as you've shown us here. How fun to have seen that, huh! And yes, I much prefer the back roads. Everything along the freeway looks pretty much the same.

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Loved seeing all that cotton!!

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

I went to Mississippi once just after the cotton was harvested and was in bales. I had to jump out of the car to pick a leftover cotton boll. I so wish I could have seen those cotton covered fields! Thanks for sharing!

Susie said...

I would only travel the back roads if I were driving.:):) I have seen cotton in Mississippi like this. It is so interesting when you come from soybean/corn country. Smiles, Susie

debra said...

Since we have none up North I get a kick out of these pics.....Lovely!

halloweencouple said...

Your photos are what I see our my front door and back door :)

My home is surrounded by cotton fields, and peanut fields, makes for a beautiful sight when the cotton is blooming.

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

Wow! I have never seen anything like that! Amazing. I never stopped to think about what the fields must look like! Amazing. I love the photo with all the cotton in the back of the truck...unbelievable! Showing this to the kids!

maddyrose said...

It's been years since I've seen fields of cotton. It is beautiful, isn't it? Thanks for bringing back some memories. Wishing you a wonderful week.

Introverted Art said...

This sounds like so much fun! I can't even imagine how cool that must be.

Joanne said...

I have never seen a field of cotton, it looks almost surreal!
Blessings, Joanne

cynthia lee designs said...

I don't think I've ever since a cotton field before...how pretty.
I would much rather travel the back roads than the interstate anyday. You see more of our great country that way.
hugs,
Cindy

Olive said...

Yes rural Georgia is full of cotton fields and that is where we live now and rural S.C. is where I grew up. Cotton is truly a part of my life. I kind of take it for granted.

Barbara F. said...

Back roads are the best roads to travel! I would love to see a cotton field one day. I saw cotton bolls at the SoBC in October and have been in love ever since. I had hoped to received some, but they never arrived :( xo

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

So enjoyed your post, I love riding through the country! There is just something special about fields of cotton, wheat, corn...makes me think of days gone by...
Have a wonderful week!

Susan said...

I was born in Tennessee and these back roads bring back such memories of riding in the front seat (sans seat belts back then!) between my mom and dad and seeing the cotton fields. Wonderful post!

Chenille Cottage said...

Oh...Just look at all that beautiful American Made 100% cotton quilters fabric...!!!
Love this, Diane!
Blessings,
Carolynn

eileeninmd said...

The fields of white cotton is beautiful, what a gorgeous sight to see. Beautiful photos!

labbie1 said...

I truly enjoy the back roads. The cotton is really lovely! When we lived in Memphis we saw a lot of cotton around the area and it was so pretty when ready to harvest!

AntKaybe said...

I remember the days of traveling the back roads without a gps. Now thats working without a net :)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

It is hard to get gas in NYC right now, a resul of the hurricane, so driving the back roads have to wait a littlem longer :)

I do love your photos of the cotton fields of the south! Thye are beautiful!

podso said...

There's so much more of life to see on the back roads. You cotton photos are wonderful ...

Lorrie Orr said...

Taking the back roads can be such an adventure! Those cotton fields look almost snow-covered! What a pretty sight.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Diane what fun to find out where our most fav fabric comes from.

I love back roads, and would willingly take them over anything else.

Thanks for such a sweet comment on my blog, I am fine, just a little sore.

Jen

Lavender Cottage said...

First time I've seen the cotton in the fields, other than in a movie.
Living amongst the back roads, driving in a busy city is not something I do often.
Judith

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

We love meandering the back roads. Cotton is grown in the very southeast corner of MO, yet I've never been there at the right time to see it in the fields.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I have never seen a cotton field before! Why it's gorgeous! Yes the back roads are the best, and you and hubby are the best at taking time to smell the cotton er...roses!

Carol

Diane Writes said...

Hi there namemate! A cotton tree / plant? I've never seen one in my entire life and this post makes me wish to see one. The white cottons perfectly blend with the green scenery. Thank you for sharing this to us. Thank you also for linking up :)

Have a great week ahead dear friend!

Linda R said...

What a site that must have been to see that sea of white cotton. I love to travel the back-roads. You never know what you will find.

I do hope you had a happy weekend.

Hugs~

Mary said...

It's been difficult to get gas here in NJ, and many of the roads in our town have been closed due to downed trees, so even traveling to the supermarket has been a challenge. Things are getting back to normal, though, and I'm looking forward to some country road rambles soon. :). Thanks for sharing at MM! xoxo

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

I have never seen cotton growing so I am sure that would be a fascinating site to see. It looks like snow on the ground from a distance. Valerie

Life Images by Jill said...

well that is certainly something I have never seen - cotton fields - although we do have them in the far north west (or did have - I am not sure if they still grow it now). Thanks for taking me there, and for stopping by my blog today. I can't image life without a lemon tree in my back yard. Have a wonderful week.

Maria Elena said...

What beautiful fields! Great post!

Leslie's Garden said...

I live in Georgia but have never seen cotton growing! Awesome to see it growing in such abundance.

Genie said...

I am 73 years old, but you have suddenly taken me back to a childhood trip where I saw the cotton fields out the window. I remember my daddy stopping and pulling off some for me. I had totally forgotten the experience until I read your post. What a treat. I just love all the photos. A way of the past still a reality. Thanks for my little trip down memory lane. genie

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Thanks for sharing your photos and pretty mosaic of the cotton fields. I am really slacking this Fall - have not been out in the country side to enjoy the views. Had a trip planned to travel some beautiful areas this last weekend that fell thru. :/
Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

How neat, all of the journeys we have made through Georgia, and we have never had this pleasure. Thank you for the journey~

Maple Lane said...

My daddy picked cotton as a young boy here in GA. I enjoyed your photos!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Seeing those fields of cotton was one of the neatest parts of our first RV trip through the South. (For native Pacific Northwesterners who never actually imagined seeing this when we read about it as children.) We went to some very interesting living museums too telling about the history and making our hearts ache. But we mustn't forget history.

Cheryl Kraynak said...

I've never seen cotton fields. thank you for showing me a view of something typically Southern!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

What an amazing sight to see.
I've only ever seen it in the movies too, but I would love to experience it for real.
Thank goodness for blogging! I'm learning so much about life in other countries along the way.
I prefer natural fabrics and cotton is my favorite for Summer - now I'll appreciate even more!
Shane ♥