Saturday, July 18, 2009

Cotton Bloom



We are feeling a little wind blown this morning! Last night we had probably 60+ mph winds! Our poor little cotton crop! We don't know yet how it made it through the ordeal. So I thought I would post a cotton bloom. This is what they look like when they first make a flower, they are pale yellow, and open up, and then they turn to a pink, then a darker pink before the cotton boll pushes it off as it gets larger. You can tell by the color how old the bloom is and how close you are to seeing the boll appear. Then it grows, until frost, or maturity, whichever comes first. Then it opens up and it is cotton. (for those who don't know how it grows)
As it grows, I will add more information on how it is doing!

This was painted with gouache too.

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