Thursday, October 13, 2016

Cotton pickin' time in Alabama

A meeting in Fayette had me headed to West Alabama again today. To get to Fayette, I drive through rural farm country.

Today, I drove through clouds of cotton on both sides of the road. One stretch there were rows of cotton as far as the eye could see. Close to the road was what looked like boxcars of cotton lined up into a cotton train. One glance in the rearview mirror told me it was OK to pull over and snap a picture or two.

When I started writing this post, I realized it was column material so you'll have to wait until Monday week to get the full story.


  1. I have never seen cotton fields for real and always wondered if the cotton was really soft.

    1. The cotton is actually soft in the fields but each piece sits in a sticky seed pod. 🙂

  2. That makes two of us, Birgit.


  3. It is a very, very long time since I have seen cotton growing. Thanks for the reminder.

  4. Your ahead of the column this week.

  5. I've never had the chance to see a cotton field up close and personal either. Glad you could pull over and snap a picture. I'm an armchair traveler for the most part and loved seeing your shot of the field.

  6. Awsome picture!

  7. We pass never ending fields of cotton when we drive through South Carolina toward the coast. Darlington has a lot of fields.
    My daddy used to say "cotton Pickin" in place of a bad word. Haha.

  8. My fingers hurt just thinking about picking cotton and I have never done it.


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