Sunday, August 16, 2009

I just came in from watering my cotton plants. Planted brown/rust this year and five came up. They have been blooming and setting bolls for a while now. I thought this second day bloom was pretty. Too bad that the blooms do not last longer. First day it is creamy white and the second day it is pink and then it falls off. I love the little *hands* that the plant makes. They hold the boll that forms. I do not, however like them when they are dried up and I am picking the cotton. One has to be very careful not to have them crumble and get all over the fibers.


Rosemary said...

Wow, this photo brought back memories! I used to work in a cotton field, and those blooms and bracts are instantly recognizable. It was a fun job - thanks for the memories!


Jody said...

I have never seen cotton plants before. Pretty flowers.