Followers

Thursday, August 31, 2017

In the Land of Cotton

Well folks soon we will be smelling Defoliant in the air near the cotton fields and it will be time to pick the pretty fluffy balls that eventually become cool cotton fabric.



I took this picture last year...it is a cotton field ready for harvest in Falkville, Alabama.

And you might remember this picture from last year as well...

This was a big bale of cotton sitting in a field near Priceville Elementary School. What a good reminder to all the students and their parents.

I was in Hartselle to pick up my framed piece at Slate Gallery and I came upon this small oil painting.

The price was right and I bought it to hang at Grimmwood. I am trying to make my little farm house reflect the farming themes that abound in the South.   I love this time of the year when those cotton fields remind me of the goodness of God in allowing us to enjoy the beauty of nature. And He speaks to me as I look at the cotton fields and I remember the Bible verse, The fields are white unto harvest. I know that Jesus was not talking about cotton fields but that verse always makes me consider my Christian witness and ways I can point more folks to the Savior.  

Of course September means College Football and I will have some thoughts on that tomorrow!

10 comments:

Mary Hutchins said...

I lived close to a cotton field at one time and remember going to pick cotton. Picking cotton is a backbreaking job, your hot and your hands hurt. I guess there are machines that do it now, I sure hope so. I didn't have to pick the cotton, I just picked for a little while...sure was glad it wasn't my job! Love the picture you found, I'm sure it looks great hanging in your home.

Sandy said...

I love it when the cotton blooms. It is truly one of the prettiest scenes. We have lots of it in north Florida on the way to Brewton and now at the farm, but it isn't as tall as your area.

Miss Dishywoo said...

Your little picture is so pretty. What a nice "theme" to use at Grimmwood. By the way, if Google maps is accurate regarding your street address when you lived in Louisville, I am very near to where you used to live. Would you happen to remember a white church set back off the road across from your neighborhood (if the neighborhood was Willow Creek)? And a horse farm right beside the church? Also, not sure when it was built, but right at the county line, there is a cemetery. We live just a short way past all that. Our neighborhood was being built when we moved here in 1996. The population/housing has exploded out here. Crestwood (where we live) was voted one of the top ten places to live and everyone wants to be in this school district. That makes it nice for when you want to sell your home, but crazy traffic while you live here LOL. It's fun to hear that you are familiar with this area.

Dianna said...

My favorite fabric is always cotton. I love its coolness and the way it drapes.

The painting is so pretty. I would love to see it once you have hung it at Grimmwood!

Mrs.T said...

What a meaningful little painting! I love it. It should fit in perfectly at Grimmwood!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love seeing the cotton in the fields. My hubby just made a trip and took pics for me! Hugs!

Mari said...

I love that painting! I would have bought it too. :)
We don't get to see cotton growing here - thanks for sharing it with us.

Cranberry Morning said...

Love that oil painting! I've never seen a cotton field, but would sure like to. I'm afraid I'm totally uneducated regarding sports teams. But it's nice you can be close since you enjoy it. I think everyone else in Wisconsin is a badger or packers fan, but I'm mostly a fan of cheese. :-)

Linda said...

There are cotton fields on the way to the ranch - lining both sides of teh county line road! I should do a cotton painting. I'm going to start painting from the photos I've taken in the country.....right after I finish a really BIG seascape and this year's Santas!
LOVE the painting you bought!!!

Arlene Grimm said...

Thanks for all the comments friends! Miss Dishywoo that is exactly where we lived in the 80s. Thanks for the update on the area! Isn't it a small world? The Cotton here is just about ready for picking. I wish I could send you all some big fluffy bolls of it. Mary both my parents picked Cotton as children and they said it was backbreaking work.