Thursday, October 9, 2008

The Drive Home

Last weekend I went on a little beach trip with my Mom, sister and adorable four year old nephew. On the way home we stopped at The Poor Man's produce stand and a nearby cotton field. As we jumped out of the car for fresh veggies and photo opps my nephew said, "well, where's the rich man?" His reasoning made sense - if this is the poor man's produce, where's the rich man's produce? We all had a good laugh including the owner.

The cotton field was a delight to explore, especially for my nephew. You'll be seeing more of him later. I couldn't resist photographing his cuteness!

41 comments:

sarahelizabeth said...

love the cotton field and the big veggies :)

A Day That Is Dessert said...

so cute - I love to get glimpses into the thought processes of kids :)

My grandparents grew cotton in Texas; your photos make me nostalgic.

I love the shot of the jarred peppers.

Lecia

Here, There, Elsewhere... and more said...

Stunning photos and I love the anecdote - food for thought, I'd say..:)

A Print A Day said...

are those pickled peppers?

this is such a beautiful place! i miss the countryside sometimes.

Jan said...

I have always wanted to see a cottonfield. So lucky. And your nephew is really cute.

Krissy said...

Great shots!! I've never seen a cotton field...

naphtali said...

Oh what wonderful pics!! I'd love to be in that cotton field right now. And what great produce! Markets, markets...Love!

Jude said...

He's so cute! That is one big sweet potato. ☺

Cotton is a big commodity in South Georgia, and on drives to and from Orlando I'll always look out at the fields and marvel how all those specks of white will be morphed into something entirely different.

ThePeachTree said...

Look at the size of that yam!! You take the most descriptive photos ;)

karey m. said...

i am having a HECK of a time commenting...it takes forever!

but that little guy? worth the wait. i like his sense of humor.

nadia said...

Cotton field!!!! beautiful! It sounds very nice..

~alison said...

omg!! So many memories come flooding my mind!! My dad and I used to stop every Xmas on our way from NC to SC so that I could pick some cotton! I loved it!! I love these photos. AND I love that you are in NC. Feel the love??

limonana said...

nephews are the best! yours is adorably funny... they just make for such good memories & laughter :o)

shi(f)t said...

looks so fun...there's nothing better than being with fam!

ladylulu said...

Whenever you post from your adventures it inspires me to take more myself! Thanks.

cindy : quaint said...

to see cotton on the plant just seems so amazing to me. were you able to purchase any? lovely photos.

erin@designcrisis said...

Great pictures! And such a cute kid... looks like a good time was had by all.

I grew up next to cotton fields and it was always miraculous when they finally burst forth with their fluffy goodness.

jess gonacha said...

oh, amazing! i've never seen cotton growing before-- i may have to go search out a cotton field! it looks so beautiful.

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Hahaha...I love how mini minds suss that kind of stuff out! And...your pictures are always so lovel. More, more, more!! (Please, sir? ;-)

Gin said...

Look at the size of the Yam!! Man, I bet that will taste good with marshmellows atop!

Cicada Studio said...

Cotton amazes me, it really does.

TaMs* said...

mmm... I just found your blog and LOVE IT!
Great photos.

Wendy said...

How neat to see the cotton field. I wish there were more stands like that down here.

Girl Japan said...

I've never had the lucky opportunity to feel and see cotton in its organic state, and the farm fresh veggies, pickled peppers... can you send me some to Tokyo??? hehe

It looks like fall, I wish the weather here would be more fall like.. it has been 23-25c 75-85 sounds cool but the SUN in Japan is SOOO strong, hot, no wonder I use a sun umbrella...

Thank you for sharing your trip with us!

Hila said...

so cute! What wonderful photos - thanks for sharing the glimpses into his cuteness :)

Franco said...

that place looks so sweet.
I wish we had somethin like that here.

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVE the cotton field! Sounds like your trip was great!

fly tie said...

great comment by your nephew.

the cotton field reminds me of those i see when i travel home to north louisina.

i love "on the side of the road" produce stands.

Sharon said...

so cute! btw, love your blog:)

jae said...

There is something about the way cotton grows that never fails to amaze. I am a big fan of the road trip that allows for any and all stops.

Courtney said...

Of course, I love the cotton photos!

Esti said...

i'd love to walk through a cotton field :)

Hooked on Houses said...

Oh, that is cute. I love how kids' minds work. -Julia

Sal said...

That is a big momma sweet potato. And I really hope you bought a bag of those peanuts ... the Poor Man needs the dough.

Gorgeous, evocative images.

Karen said...

Aww, he's so cute! I love stopping at produce stands on trips like that -- I'm loving the "boiled peanuts" sign...I want some!

please sir said...

Nope - couldn't buy the cotton! Plus I think there might be some bugs in it - so you have to watch out!

Anil P said...

Just being out, in the field, feeling the sun on the back.

Your pictures are very good.

dottie said...

i've always wanted to go to a cotton field. beautiful crops.

have fun getting dolled up again!

Songy said...

never seen cotton trees so up close. They are really amazing.
He is cute alright. :P

Hey Harriet said...

Love the pics of the cotton. Your nephew is a little cutie :)

paisleystclaire said...

Amazing photos! Great work.

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