Monday, September 20, 2010

Cotton's High

Last Saturday, I was on my way to help cater a wedding when I came across an absolute sea of cotton. (For those of you who are familiar with King & Queen County, these shots were taken down Chain Ferry Road.) As I drove down the narrow road with no centerline, I was overcome with the beauty of those cotton fields. Only a panoramic camera would be capable of capturing the vastness. While my photos don't do it justice, I hope you will enjoy a little glimpse of greatness!








And now I will leave you with a little tune to hum. It's one of my favorites from Porgy and Bess.



"Summertime"


Summertime,
And the livin' is easy
Fish are jumpin'
And the cotton is high


Your daddy's rich
And your mamma's good lookin'
So hush little baby
Don't you cry


One of these mornings
You're going to rise up singing
Then you'll spread your wings
And you'll take to the sky


But till that morning
There a'nothing can harm you
With daddy and mamma standing by

Summertime,
And the livin' is easy
Fish are jumpin'
And the cotton is high


Your daddy's rich
And your mamma's good lookin'
So hush little baby
Don't you cry

10 comments:

Deltaville Jamie said...

Gorgeous photos!

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

"When I was a little bitty baby
My mama would rock me in my cradle~
In them old cotton fields back home!"
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Brittany said...

BEAUTIFUL photos!

Mental P Mama said...

Oh, I wish I was in the land of cotton.....

Daryl said...

Just about a mile from Texarkana ...

The Incredible Woody said...

One of my favorite songs too. But somehow I have ended up with an Alabama song circling my brain. "We were walkin' in high cotton. Old times there are not forgotten...."

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

...old times there are not forgotten, look away! look away! look away, Dixie land.

Or something.

These are gorgeous photos.

Country Girl said...

Old times there are not forgotten . . .

Diane said...

You were walkin' in high cotton Miss Angie!
I've never seen cotton "on the vine" before. Amazing!

Keetha said...

Like coming home!