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Welcome to my little corner of the world. I am so honored by your visit today. My name is Kristi and I am married to my college sweetheart(I refer to him here as "Mr. Incredible"), momma to my 2 beautiful girls who are growing much too quickly, a high school computer teacher, photographer, and a gardener (at times~right now I'm growing weeds). I love to laugh, drink strong Starbucks coffee, take pictures, and be anywhere my family is. Jesus is my Savior and I try so hard to be the wife and momma that He has called me to be. I often fail but He lovingly picks me up, dusts me off, and encourages me that with Him all things are possible. Feel free to join me on this journey of faith, stop in and say hello, look around, and leave a comment~I love comments. Why "Kiki's Corner?" My nephews call me Aunt Kiki and I love that too.

It's Cotton Picking Time!

The farmers around here actually call it, "Stripping."  But, what kind of title would that be..."It's Stripping Time"...Yeah, I really want to draw that kind of people to my blog~not!

Anyway, in an effort to stop acting like most of my high school freshman students, I'll get back to the purpose of my post.  Ha!

The cotton fields are bursting at the seams in full bloom and it is beautiful!  It looks like snow...really it does.  See?

This was taken right before a major storm moved in on our photo shoot Monday evening.  A majestic storm, at that.  The lightning was all around us and it poured sheets of rain on us.  Thankfully, we were already in the suburban heading home. 

I don't know if you have cotton fields in your corner of the world, but we are blessed to have them here.  I grew up in Kansas where sunflower fields were abundant and I loved it. 

Now in Texas, I love the cotton  fields just as much. 

The farmers are busy "stripping" their fields, harvesting the cotton, building modules full of cotton, and bringing their harvests to the cotton gins.  It is a fun time of year, when the good Lord has blessed the fruits of their efforts, and the ginning begins.

I snapped this photo with my Iphone while coming back from my morning off-period.  Yes, I was driving at the time...don't scold me, please!  Seeing the roads lined with tractors and module builders is not an uncommon occurrence. 

I've come to  really like "Cotton Pickin' Time!"


bp said...

I liked seeing all the cotton fields when we went to visit my Dad in Lubbock a couple years ago in October. He is a machinist and makes/repairs parts for the gins.

Kim @ Homesteader's Heart said...

It really is beautiful! We are only blessed to have fields of cabbage palms and "fields" of sand aka beaches. LOL!

Have a fabulous day my sweet friend.

shelly said...

How funny! We are visiting NM right now, but we drove through was just dawn and I couldn't figure out WHAT was wrong with these soy bean fields!---once we had better light my little illinois bean brain could see it was Cotton! What a pretty first for me :)