I was just amazed by this cotton!! I saw it coming down here, so today i drove back inland- 30 miles!! it was, to get to another cotton field to take some pictures... It would be so interesting to see this process, because this way, it really is hard to believe that it turns into clothes, and how did they ever think of that, to do that anyway? i took a little puff of it. there were all kinds of flying buggy things around there and did not want to stay out too long, ick! can't believe that people pick this, when coming down here i did see a machine in a field, so don't know if they have to do it by hand like they had to in the' good old days'. Guess this is not really a very informative blog, just asks alot of questions. But it was sure neat to see it up close and personal. It even has blooms on it. One field was all dead and not very much left on it, maybe it had been picked, but the one across the street was full blown, lots of cotton and still green bushes and blooms too.