Autumn brings the village of mystical Mushrooms...
This morning I was enjoying the dew-laden grass and truly wild flowers! lol
Yellows and Creams..
It's interesting--I saw the colors(the paint splotches, bright yellow, textures) before realising...I'm looking at a flowering weed in front of abandoned paint cans! I had walked to the very edge of our property(we're still cleaning the mess from the previous home owner) and came across these paint cans and couldn't resist capturing the beauty in the midst of imperfection.
"Beautiful pictures! :) I have a 'strange' request... can you take a close picture of cotton blossoms and a plant with cotton on it for me to see? I have never seen either... :P"
*Ms. Clara Van Nattan
A withering cotton blossom... After flowering (in beautful shades of pink and cream) the plant directs the nutrients to the developing Boll, so the flower eventually ceases.
About 50 days after pollination, the Boll starts to open up to expose the Cotton fiber.
As the capsule walls of the Boll dry, it causes the cells to shrink unevenly. This shrinking causes it to split, then open, to expose the cotton fiber!
The growth stage takes 140 days--then it's ready to harvest! Cotton is cleaned and spun into thread, then woven into cloth.
The little plants have really enjoyed the rain--and have grown! Sorry the rows look so picked over, we try to harvest as often as possible :) There's nothing like home-grown vegetables!
Our family had a "work day" where we all cleaned up around the property or finished up projects. I moved these huge containers into the greenhouse. We'll fill them with water for the plants during the winter. Anyway, I moved all 8 containers in, and dug out areas for them to sit evenly. From the door you can see the steps we dug out..I love how it sits below ground level.
'He shall cover you with His feathers, And under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler.' Psalm 91:4
I anticipate the days ahead :)
As the afternoons get cooler, there will be more recipes posted!