Thursday, November 7, 2013

Cotton Pickin’ Time

Most of the cotton was ready to be picked when we traveled through Georgia.

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Keep in mind that these were taken driving down the road at 60 mph!

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Sometimes the cotton is a blur but I still click away.

Hubby pulled over for this close up!

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I love seeing the crops in the field.

Imagine your life with a country house set in the middle of a field of cotton.

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But what beauty!

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I’m thankful for the farmers in our country, aren’t you?

41 comments:

Cranberry Morning said...

I would love to see cotton growing in a field. I think I've only once seen a cotton boll. That must have been because someone brought it to school for show-and-tell. And that would have been a loooong time ago :-)

Vee said...

Sure am! I can not imagine seeing cotton...don't remember ever seeing it. Thank you for the great pictures!

Jane and Chris said...

I've never seen cotton growing before! They look like someone has stuck cosmetic cotton balls onto twigs! You didn't do that just to fool us... did you?!
Jane x

Lavender Cottage said...

The cotton reminds me of the movie with Sally Fields and the struggles she had growing it.
I'm very thankful for our local farmers and one often sees signs around that say"farmers feed cities".
Judith

ann said...

Now that is a sight to see. I would like to see now it is harvested. Pretty pictures.

Diane said...

I've never seen cotton fields in person either. Very neat!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

I asked my husby about Cotton not that long ago and I have never gotten to see it. Thrilled to see your poast today...beautiful fields, hard to pick...reminds me of "Places in the Heart" movie~

Stacey said...

So thankful for farmers who stick it out through thick and thin! We have lots of cotton here in Texas but it was harvested about 6 weeks ago. It's so beautiful in the fields. My dad's little town is surrounded by cotton fields and gins. Now the ground is littered with cotton remnants that came from the process.

Kathy said...

I have never seen cotton in the field before. Thank you for sharing these photos!

Susie said...

I loved seeing the cotton fields. I have not seen one since my twenties. xoxo,Susie

Donna said...

Yes, I am thankful for farmers too! It's a tough life, and they get little pay and respect.

And I see a texture in that first photo, LOL. I've got two photos ready for the challenge. One was easy as pie because I knew what I wanted to do with it as soon as I took the photo. And the other photo took me hours of indecision. It's funny how it works out like that!

Jeanne said...

I love harvest time no matter where it is.

Susan said...

My maternal grandmother came from a farm family and after my grandfather retired from the Marine Corps, they bought a farm in southern Maryland. I loved learning about farming and gardening from them--we should all be thankful for the hard work and dedication that farmers have, XOXO

TexWisGirl said...

i love seeing a good harvest no matter what the crop. :)

Laurie said...

ooo. I love it, years ago a friend from Arkansa sent me a piece of cotton with the stem on it, I hung it on my christmas tree for years and then somehow it was left on the tree when the tree was taken out (( real live tree), I was so sad,

Montanagirl said...

I have never seen a cotton field. Nice photos. And since my brother's a farmer, yes, I'm thankful for farmers. Good post!!

Dayle Allen Shockley @ A Collection of Days said...

At one point in my childhood, we lived in the Mississippi Delta and close to lots of cotton fields. A friend of ours was a grower and I well recall when he would have a truck full of harvested cotton, he let me and my sister and our friends get in and jump in it. I can still remember how it smelled.

Very grateful for farmers.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I don't think I've ever seen beautiful cotton fields like these. Love your pictures.

Linda H said...

Yes I am very thankful for farmers - being a quilter, I'm especially thankful for cotton farmers! Thanks for the great photos!

Happy@Home said...

Yes, very thankful for farmers and the hard work they do.
Yesterday I was driving down a country road by myself and went by a cotton field. Briefly wondered whether I dare try to get out my camera and take a picture. Decided that wasn't a good idea :). Your photos turned out great. I'd never have guessed that you were in a moving car at the time.
Being a northern girl, I was amazed the first time I drove by a cotton field. So cool. Now I just wish I'd meet one of the growers so that I could maybe cut a few stalks to put in a vase at home.

Acorn to Oak said...

I love this post! I love cotton! It's such a wonderful fiber and an interesting plant. Cotton isn't grown anywhere around here. I often think about what it must be like to see fields of it. It's fun to see your photos. Thank you!

zaza said...

Beautiful fields of white. We get fields of white here (Ottawa Ontario Canada) too. Unfortunately it is February, its snow , and it is very cold. Hahahaha!!!

Danice said...

here in Alabama we have lots of cotton fields also. We are also very thankful for farmers. You just haven't lived until you try your hand at farming, lol. It really is a demanding job. In my healthier days, I farmed for a while while an undergrad. Lovely photos you made :)

Linda Walker said...

Hi Diane,
I haven't seen cotton growing either...very interesting photos, it is quite pretty to see cotton growing in the fields. Where would we be without cotton? AND farmers? Looks like another nice trip!
Linda
mysewwhatblog

NanaDiana said...

Amen- I haven't seen cotton growing in a field in many, many years. The farmers in our country are some of those unsung heros of America. xo Diana

Linda R said...

I am thankful for farmers. That's for sure. Loving your cotton field photos. Out by my Moms house they some times plant cotton. I did enjoy seeing those cotton field.

Hugs~

cucki said...

Aww I truly love harvest time dear..
Sweet hugs x

MarmePurl said...

Very Thankful to Farmers!

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh, I love these pictures today because driving down country roads is one of me and my husband's favorite things to do. I am undecided whether to live in the country or stay in the suburbs. The country always gives me peace, and those cotton fields are gorgeous!

I bought my big Elf at Bed Bath and Beyond and the little Elf at Hobby Lobby. I saw one just like it on my friend's blog and always admired it, so when I was out shopping one day and saw this little guy, I just had to buy it. So glad you like Elves too. I'd love to see your collection someday. Maybe you could do a post on it sometime.

Love,
~Sheri

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Loved seeing the cotton fields! Oh yes, I'm very grateful for farmers!

Musings from Kim K. said...

Love these pictures. Thank you for sharing your driving adventures.

BECKY said...

How fun! I don't think I've driven by a field of cotton...but I don't live in the South, or travel there much, either! I am very thankful for farmers. I think they are some of the most forgotten about people in our country.

Trace4J said...

Really beautiful.
Great photos too.
I am thankful for our farmers.
Woolie Blessings & Safe Travels

Pam :) said...

Yes, I too am thankful and grateful to all of our hard working farmers and their families.
Georgia has wonderful cotton fields. Nice shots for traveling 60mph.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

When I lived in So Ga it was always fun to see the cotton in the fields! I am so thankful for Farmers! Good photos even at that speed! :)

hugs,
Linda

Jeannie Marie said...

Love the cotton! I've seen it too, in years past. It's a stunning sight the first time.

koralee said...

Oh how wonderful...I love this!!! I have never seen a cotton field...would so love to visit the area sometime. Thanks for sharing.

JG said...

Definitely, very thankful! These are great photos, Diane.
~Judy

Chel @ Sweetbriar Dreams said...

I would just LOVE a field like that near me! Warm snow blowing in the wind... wonderful! I have white things in fields near me but they are sheep eating brussells sprouts... no, not good... not good at all!! Have a wonderful weekend. xx

cynthia lee designs said...

I live in farm country, but we don't have any cotton fields...just corn, hay, and soy bean fields.
Hope you have a great weekend.
hugs,
Cindy

Our photos said...

Beautiful photo!
Monday greetings, RW & SK