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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Another crop



What grows in the south . . .



. . . has pretty pink blooms . . . 


. . . makes nice clothes . . . 


. . . has cool pyramid shaped buds . . . 



and surrounds my house this year?


Linking to:
 Rural Thursday
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21 comments:

**Perler på snor** Dorthe said...

What a beauty, Amy!

:-) Dorthe

Kathy said...

When I was a little bitty baby
My mama would rock me in the cradle,
In them old cotton fields back home;

It was down in Louisiana,
Just about a mile from Texarkana,
In them old cotton fields back home.

Oh, when them cotton bolls get rotten
You can't pick very much cotton,
In them old cotton fields back home.

Creedence Clearwater Revival
Lyrics by Huddie Ledbetter

If you're like me, now you'll be humming this tune all day long!

Pam said...

I never knew it had flowers. Gorgeous!

Jan n Jer said...

First time seeing a cotton blossom bloom! Gorgeous!

heyBJK said...

Beautiful! I've never seen one bloom, either!

Anne Payne said...

Yes! Cotton fields back home :) Love the song and grew up around cotton. Still live near many fields of white!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Oh pretty! And I wouldn't have known it's cotton.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Oh pretty! And I wouldn't have known it's cotton.

Nancy Claeys said...

I'm guessing cotton due to the clothes hint -- but it looks very much like Rose of Sharon.

Thank you for sharing at RT this week, Amy!

PS -- the coneflower photo I showed on blog yesterday (the second one) I took with the Sigma 500mm. Still trying to get comfortable with it.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

I've never seen a cotton plant before and didn't know it had pink blooms. It's very pretty.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Cotton? Really? Had to peek at the comments. Very cool!

joanne said...

Wow, I had no clue that's the way cotton grows....of course, I live in New England and have never seen it...nice photos

Maple Lane said...

So beautiful and I learned something new!

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

I saw a lot of cotton fields on a little trip we took last year. I didn't know the blooms were pink! It was neat seeing all the white of the cotton.

Madge Bloom said...

Lovely!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Gorgeous, Amy... Looks like life on the farm in Alabama is doing FINE.
Hugs,
Betsy

Terri Buster said...

Cotton, cotton, and more cotton! Now I'm singing with Kathy!

Kathy B said...

Stopping by to say Hi from the blog hop. Come visit sometime, tea is cold and no shoes are required. Kathy B. http://www.southernmadeintheshade.blogspot.com

Rita said...

I've seen lots of cotton fields on my trips south but never one that was in bloom. So I'm hoping that now I have.

Roan said...

I've lived in the south and southwest most of my life, but can't recall seeing cotton blossoms. They are beautiful.

Jeannelle said...

This northerner has never seen a cotton plant, much less a cotton blossom. Lovely!