I am running so late with this post. My days truly fly by. Today is Thursday Art Date with Rain
Her theme this week is Crops and Farming. Wellllll.... if you stop by my blog you know
I grew my first garden this year. I think that falls under crops and you
can go to older posts to see the grand harvest I got.
However, I want to talk about cotton today. I am drawn to raw cotton.
I have some in my house.
This is a little corner in my house.
Did you know? Some historians believe Catherine Greene devised the cotton gin and Eli Whitney merely built it and applied for the patent, since at that time women were not allowed to file for patents. Others believe the idea was Whitney's but Greene played an important role as both designer and financier.
When I was little I would take my brothers and sister out back of my Nan's house to play in the cotton fields. This was Mesa, AZ. They have been gone a long time now.
Mulford Windsor Ranch
oldest running cotton mill.
Many old mills, not just cotton, have been turned into beautiful inside malls
with unique shops and eateries.
Why did cotton disappear?
During the war, cotton could no longer be exported to the foreign markets and those countries, particularly Japan, set up their own factories. ... The demand for British cotton slumped and mill owners put cotton workers on short time, or closed the mills altogether.
So why do I like cotton. There is something magical about running through a row of growing cotton. Even if you do get scratched by the thorns. It feels like a what I would think a cloud feels like and the raw cotton brings luck and prosperity. So what's not to like
There is a long, rich and sad history to cotton and if you are interested just type in
the history of cotton to find many excellent sites on it.
Enjoy your day
PS. New blogger again has changed my text and photo placement.
Honor and integrity in art, in life.