Monday, September 20, 2010

Cotton, cloud-like and possibilities

- Driving past miles and miles of cotton fields on my way to and from visiting my mother in south Georgia. This is still a major crop In Georgia apparently and makes me appreciate the cotton t-shirts I love to hang out in at home.

- An errant cotton ball evokes the clouds.

- Your responses to possible cat names for my sister's new cat pleased her. All good and very creative! Talon and my niece had the same thought: bring him home and be around him for a bit before bestowing a name. I'll post a picture of him with his new name later this week. Happy Monday!


Fireblossom said...

It has been said that cats know their own name, and it is up to us to figure out what it is. :-)

Scarlet Ily said...

Beautiful fields of cotton! I have never seen anything like that up close.

As for the kitty, I can't wait to see it!

Jannie Funster said...

I love the cloud reflection on the car! Lovely.

I think we might be getting a new kitty, I hope so. What's one more? Company!


sage said...

When I go home to NC, I am amazed at how much cotton one now sees. It was a novelty when I lived there--back when tobacco was king. Now, there is a lot of it raised.

desk49 said...

I thought there would be bigger cotton balls must take a lot for one shirt.
It took me some time to pick out the cotton ball from the clouds.

A cat with no name
Is on the way home
In a week or two
A name it will own

Lynn said...

FB -

Exactly. Good point!

Ily -

I finally found a spot to pull over safely to take the photo. That highway is so remote that not one car passed while I was out there - it was probably five minutes.

Jannie -

I'd like to say that was planned, but I didn't even notice that until I uploaded the photos from my camera this morning.

Sounds like the more the merrier in your household! :)


Sage -

I've been up and down this highway so often over the years and the last couple of years it's been cotton that is planted. I believe it might have been tobacco before, as you say.

Ellis -

Love that little poem. Thank you!

TechnoBabe said...

We sit at the kitchen table and watch the clouds through the window. Some days they fly by and some days they are so fluffy and they sit there awhile. Your photos of the clouds are nice memories for you.

Jewel Allen said...

I love the thought of cotton like clouds. The south has a lot to commend it, especially the still-open fields.

TALON said...

Clouds and cotton just belong together. Lovely shots, Lynn! I can't wait to be formally introduced to your sister's newest family member :)

Sara said...

I love the picture of the clouds on the car and the cotton. That's really cool.

When I used to visit my daughter who went to college in Atlanta, I remember going through cotton fields. They seemed so vast...

Congratulations to your sister on the new cat. I also agree with Talon and your niece.

I adopted my current cat and she came with the name "socks," but it wasn't long before her love of mysteriously disappearing in my house awarded her the name Agatha, after Agatha Christie:~)

Riot Kitty said...

I agree with FB about the cats. That said, ours (Lucky and Earl Grey) came with their names (we adopted them from a shelter.) The ones before that (Vladimir and 007)were named by my brother when he was little. I did name a cat Rocco Klein after a Harvey Keitel character.

LL Cool Joe said...

Both our cats, and our kids had names before we gave them names. Trust me it was very confusing for a while!

Love the photos!

Lynn said...

TechnoBabe -

I like to think of the clouds and their visits to you. Lovely.

Jewel -

There were fluffs of cotton all along the roadside. I'm glad my state contributes like that.

Talon -

My cotton on the car shot turned out so much better than expected! I can't wait to hear the name she has chosen.

Sara -

Ah - Agatha is a great name for a cat. And lovely that you named her so appropriately.

You must have driven up the GA / FL Parkway like me.

Riot Kitty -

What fabulous cat names - all of those.

Joe -

That is something, huh? And thanks. :)

Louvregirl said...

Love the cotton with the cloud reflection~Lynn. Cotton fields intrigue me too. Agreed about your cat; the kitty/cat itself will evoke said name!!!!!!!!! Just 'let it happen.'

Anonymous said...

This reminds me of the Johnny Cash song, "I Never Picked Cotton". Gotta go listen to that now...

As for the new kitty, I would have called it Atticus. That's a fine name for anything really. :)

Lynn said...

lg -

The fields seemed endless. Love them, too.

Tony -

I love Johnny Cash - that is a great song.

Atticus would be a great name - a character out of one of my favorite books. I'll pass it on. :)

Snaggle Tooth said...

Almost all my clothes are cotton- I should grow my own n make clothes- but it must take alot of work... I'd love to see a real cotton ball straight from the plant like that sometime!

I hope the kitty n his folks have a good n exciting first week!

Lynn said...

Snaggle -

I used to work with a guy who grew his own cotton in a patch in his back yard and then made paper from it. He gave me a beautiful piece that he wrote a quote on in calligraphy. I was so impressed by the craftiness of that - surely we could make our own clothes!