First, I have to exclaim the virtues of Camera +. It is an App for smart phones. I now use it exclusively for all the pictures I take with my iPhone. I no longer use the iPhone camera.
Today’s photo entries were taken on I-55 in Missouri and Arkansas yesterday. Some to the fields on my right and others across the highway into fields on my left.
Harvest is in full swing now and that tells me summer is over. I have a mixture of feelings about that. Trees going bare and looking like they are dead :-(, snows to come, bitter cold, and the furnace running non stop to heat our home on some days.
Fall also means my time on the road is short and I will be home crafting :-).
On I-55 going south out of Missouri and into Arkansas are fields of cotton, beans, and corn. All ready to harvest, or in the process, and some having been harvested.
Cotton fields have been defoliated. Some fields are waiting for the plant leaves to dry up and fall off.
The leaves have fallen off this field exposing the pure white cotton waiting to be picked.
Bales of cotton are waiting for transport to the cotton gin for processing. I’ve seen the “loaves” many times.
I’ve seen round bales of cotton for the first time.
Rice in Arkansas is being harvested.
For a Sunday, a day of rest, there was a whole lot of dust churning going on.
For some farmers the season is just about over. They can’t breathe a big sigh of relief and hit the Lazy Boy just yet. The crops have to be delivered to granaries and gins, documented in weight, and quality, then take the check to the bank. Then the feet can go up for a little while until it is time to start over again with the over winter crops.
New week starting. New opportunities to be had. Have a great week.