Saturday, September 18, 2010

in them old cotton fields back home...

the road between nashville and memphis is bordered by cotton fields.
just right for the pickin.
the soft, white, billowy carpets of gently drifting land is quite magical this time of year.
the scent of the cotton gin permeates the hot air.
the humble farm fields remind me of simpler times and from where we come.
all the cotton stirs up lovely memories of
my dad playing his folk guitar and singing
the old tune...
"Cotton Fields"
by leadbelly


























we had a wonderful, but too short visit with my sweet daughter and son in law.
on returning, i can't help but notice the sun lower in the sky and shadows changing in the yard. the light is different and the days shorter.
summer ends this week........
hello
autumn.
so looking forward to your cooler self.
all the cotton, has reminded me of one of my all time favorite movies, starring Sally Field,
"Places in the Heart".
a must see!!


18 comments:

Rocket Man said...

Reminds me of riving through southern Arkansas when I was stationed there in the early 70s. Love this series!

Maxabella said...

I'm really touched by this post. It's a little window into a different childhood than mine (outback Australia). That's what I love about blogging!! x

Donna said...

I love to see cotton fields in the country! I want some cotton so bad. I want to plant me a small field next year ... or try!
Hugs,
Donna

Becca said...

I LOVE this post! Those photos are amazing! Thank you for sharing.

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

Oh yes I remember that movie where her hands are all bloody from picking...such hard work....thank goodness machines pick it now.
I love your pictures and the one in the pot makes a great Chistmas tree!
Glad you had a great time.
xxx

oldgreymare said...

I still weep, ugly buffalo tears every single time at the end of that movie when you see the ones who have passed on all sharing communion sitting side by side in the pew.

EVERY single time!
In my top 50 movies for sure. Ah heck now I want to see it again and I think DD has it in NY.

Your photos are sublime. I think we have to talk prints for me soon? What do you think?

xxx

z

KarenB said...

As usual your photos are amazing. I have actually never seen a field of cotton in person. I think I would love it. I definitely get why you brought some home. I have a cotton bole "garland". I know there isn't really such a thing, but I love it. It makes for good Fall and Winter decorating. I'll have to add the movie to my Netflix queue.

Hugs,
Karen

marĂ­a cecilia said...

your photography is absolutely outstanding!!!!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Erin
I too have never seen a cotton field so loving all of these shots.. not to mention how beautifully you shoot..

I remember that movie.. and remember it being a weeper!!! haha... Have a lovely weekend.. xxx Julie

Magdalena said...

Hello Erin...
thank you very much for your visit in my smal world called Color Sepia...I keep your kind words in my heart.
Your blog is beautiful,and you have an eye to capture all those amazing details around...

Have a lovely sunday,
take care

magdalena

It's me said...

Hi Erin welcome back...wowww i like that cotton fields.....!!!!...o my my poor allergy !!!! hahahhahah!!!...wonderful pictures your blog is so amazing i really like to come here every time !! hugs and love from me....Ria...

Lucy Corrander said...

I've never seen cotton growing before and some of these photos are so beautiful I am moved by them.

Lucy Corrander

Georgianna said...

Gorgeous and creative photos, Erin! Thank you for sharing such beautiful scenes that I may never see otherwise. You have such a wonderful eye for detail. Have a lovely new week. xo – g

Luiza said...

Cotton is magic...
I love the images and wish I could be able to see it in real life someday.
Love to read about your sweet memory...
I can really imagine it all =)!

Thank you for sharing it and these amazing cotton images.
Have a lovely week!
Hugs/
Luiza

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You did a great job photographing the field. I was just sitting here noticing how the shadows looked different in the courtyard.
Have a great week.

kayce hughes said...

Beautiful photographs!

Donna said...

Beautiful. That's one of the things I love about the south, the cottonfields.

Cobalt Violet said...

I don't think I have ever seen cotton fields ... so beautiful! Gorgeous photos ... I can see them as paintings! ;)