Sept.20th, Cotton

I love this time of year when the cotton fields are bursting with the white heads of cotton. 

  

It starts out as a flower that is yellow or pink. When cotton is blooming one has to get close to the field to see the flower as they are often hidden under the leaves.

  
Then it forms a pod,which pops open as it dries.

  
Isn’t it so pretty all nice and white ?!

  
 Then after a bit it will look like this when one is driving by the field..
  
This is a 700 acre field.

  
This day the field was gorgeous !

Here it is put into modules,there are around 13 to 15 bales in this Module

  
From the fields is goes to … Maybe a quilt shop!😄

I love cotton in the form of quilting fabric too!

  
Have a lovely week, friends!

Deb

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10 thoughts on “Sept.20th, Cotton

    1. Deb Post author

      I think it would be fun to learn how to spin it.. There is bolls left in the fields around us,it would easy to pick some up to work ( play)with..That’s on my bucket list.

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    1. Deb Post author

      I,too, enjoy the cotton fields in it stages. There are other crops being grown around here, wheat is pretty when it is all gold, canola is lovely when it blooms in the spring,carrots with their ferny tops,but cotton is my favorite .

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  1. norasquiltblog

    I have been reading M. Mitchell’s Gone With The Wind several times and remember Scarlett picked cotton with her bare hands. Back then is should have been really hard for people to harvest cotton with handwork. Collecting and playing with a bag of cotton would be fun. Thank you for sharing, I’ve never seen before how cotton forms from a flower, it is very interesting.

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    1. Deb Post author

      There is a museum of Gone with the wind in Marietta, Ga that is 3 hrs. from here. The cotton combine sure has made life a lot easier for folks that’s for sure!!

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  2. Cynthia

    What beautiful cotton fields! I was wondering where the location of these fields were? Are they on private land or can anyone visit these fields? Seeing a cotton field is something I truly want to experience in this lifetime!

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    1. Deb Post author

      These fields are in waynesboro,Ga . But come Sept. If you drive though the southern states, you will be sure to find white cotton fields.

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