Wednesday, April 14, 2010

life springs eternal

It is thrilling to me how the cotton is bursting forth in its milk carton containers.  Unlike sunflowers or tomatoes, which come up carrying the husk of their seed with the leaves, the cotton seems to burst from the ground as a leaf.  Makes me think of Athena springing full blown from the head of Zeus.  Check out the photos.
It looked like this initially - about three days ago

This is what it looked like this morning.  

I  am fairly certain that there are folks in the South, or who have lived in the South, or even passed through the South who liken this giddy excitement over cotton seeds to being crazy.  But I must say folks, I am a Yankee true bred and I have never seen this.  This plant has played such a huge role in our history I am very glad to be able to learn about it  and watch it mature.

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