Friday, October 9, 2009

Cotton


Georgia is one of the major cotton growing states and these fields in South Georgia were at their best a few weeks ago. The cotton in this field looked to be at least 5 feet tall. Look closely and you will see both white and pink blooms.

First the blooms are white.

Then they turn a pinkish color.

Then the flower withers away and grows into the cotton boll ready to be picked. Isn't that an amazing plant?

24 comments:

PERBS said...

What a neat post! I never knew that about cotton blossoms. Just beautiful! Then the actual cotton is really neat too. Thanks for the "tour."

judi said...

"The fabric of our lives" It has always fascinated me that a plant can be turned in to such beautiful fabrics. you've done a wonderful job showing the plant. Good to see you blogging.

Jo-Ann said...

Interesting! I've never seen a cotton plant (I live up north!) and this post is great! Thanks for sharing.

lailani said...

Ahhh cotton! We might not have snow, but fields of cotton are a decent substitute!

Tina Leigh said...

Yes it is amazing! I love a cotton field. They are picking cotton down here now.

Dick said...

It is a very interesting plant, I didn't know the blossoms change color. I've never seen a cotton plant.

JunieRose2005 said...

Hi Dot!

Love your post about cotton. I always love to see cotton fields when we visit Alabama and Georgia!

I have posted about cotton a few times too...especially in my blog 'Farm Life of the Past.'(on my side bar) This blog is about my husband growing up in Alabama.

Good to see you again, Dot!


Junie

Snapper II said...

dot, loved them ole cotton fields.
I see them along I-16 as we go to see my cousin in Marietta. I keep saying I will stop some time and take some photos. I will be sure to stop next time Thanks for sharing.

Susan Skitt said...

Very cool, white, pink, white. Our God is so creative in all his ways, isn't he?

Tom said...

Hello there Dot...
It was real nice to see your name in my comments today...
Our town was built on Cotton... at one time it was only small farms around here... sheep were kept by the farmers and the family's would weave the wool... years later cotton mills sprung up in the valleys and took their power from the river.. housing was built to house the workers, shops to feed them, schools and churches and everything else followed. Like many towns in the northwest of England cotton was 'King' both my mother and father worked as weavers, carders. Mum and Dad met at the mill, so cotton as you see was a big part of their life. And for a while I also worked in a cotton mill.
All this from the humble cotton plant. ha!

Hope you are well Dot.. I will call be soon...
Tom

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wow Dot--that is just so neat. All of my life, I have seen or read or heard about cotton fields.. I never knew they started with a flower. COOL!!!!

Thanks so much for the education.
Hugs,
Betsy

imac said...

Wonderful shots of cotton.

Pics all sorted, Now to start Posting.lol.

Deborah Wilson said...

Great post, Dot! Envy was fascinated to see where her socks come from. Come to think of it, I think that I have a pic of a 19th century cotton gin that I took at the Southern Museum a few years ago. I should load it up and spot your post. :)

Karen said...

I never knew that the flowers changed colors like that. How interesting. Thanks for the cotton lesson.

AVCr8teur said...

Thank you for that post. I always wondered how that worked.

Carletta said...

I've seen the cotton up close but not the blooms. They remind me of hibiscus blooms.

mommanator said...

It ruly is an amazing plant and so pretty to see in all its splendor. I can recall the first time I saw it while dring past a field I actually had to stop and view it more closely!

Rambling Round said...

Cotton is southern snow.

maryt/theteach said...

Wow, dot, I've never seen cotton plants, the flowers (they turn white to pink?) then the bolls. Amazing! :)

Rose said...

Oh, wow, I didn't know the blossoms changed colors...these are beautiful photos besides.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

This is a great post Dot. I love the 'look' of the cotton fields as they are fluffy white.
I haven't been by in a while. I'll just wander through for a bit~

Sylvia bei den Schweizern said...

Thank you for showing the cotton plants - I have never seen one as we do not have them in Europe. Many greetings from Switzerland, Sylvia

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