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Capturing the Light of Cotton Fields at Sunset — Photo Post

There is nothing else like it for me….. seeing cotton fields at sunset is totally unique. The softness of the colors of the sky and the soft textures of fiber tufting out from the rough and rugged plants is captivating. And after a decade or so of having that out my office window and on […]

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St Louis A to Z

Joining the A to Z Challenge By Doing a St. Louis A to Z

Last year, I decided to do a blogging challenge for the month of April. I participated in the A to Z challenge with more than 1,500 other bloggers. My challenge focused on the a to z of agriculture and six days a week, I had a post go up on a word related to farming […]

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photos from Day 1 of the great American roadtrip

Great American Roadtrip Day 1 — St Louis, MO to Lincoln, NE

As I mentioned in a post earlier this week, I recently went on the great American roadtrip! Day 1 was Friday. I got up reasonably early and got the car packed before I went to work for a half day. Packing for the Roadtrip Packing for a roadtrip is tough. Because you are in a car, […]

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types of cotton blooms

Cotton 101 Video: How to Cross Pollinate Two Cotton Plants

This weekend, I drove to Memphis to visit family and eat awesome barbecue. And on both my drive down and drive back home to St. Louis, I got distracted by the cotton fields along the highway…. and yes, I had to stop! I mean really. Stopping in random cotton fields to see what’s happening that […]

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weather map of the Midwest in storms

Hearing “I Would Never Live in Tornado Alley” & Wondering

This spring has been a hard one for those of us who live in the middle of the country. We have had flooding rains that don’t seem to stop, late freezes and the tornado season, while it started late has been especially harsh. With the tornado that ripped through Moore, Oklahoma recently it seemed more […]

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cattlemen in Tampa, FL

365 Project Weeks 5 & 6: St. Louis, Cowboys, Tampa, Phoenix & Fun (Days 32-45)

Well, I guess I have gotten pretty busy because not only did I fail to post week five’s photos on the blog, but I didn’t even realize I had missed it for several days! So this post includes the first two weeks of February in one post! There is quite a combination of things going […]

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cotton reflections

365 Project Week 3: Hanging Out in Missouri (Days 18-24)

This week shows a wild shift from last weekends weather where I drove around St. Louis in awe of record-setting 67 degree weather, to having ice on the windows and record cold temperatures. It was a week where I stayed in the general area too, taking a short trip to Columbia to visit dear friends […]

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cotton field

Cotton – Maybe My Last Photos of a Harvest Ready Field in 2012 (Day 6)

I love seeing a cotton field near harvest time and I’m afraid this may be the last set of photos I get to capture this year during picking time. Late in the afternoon and into the early evening there is a kind of light that grabs my attention and makes me hit the brakes no […]

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