Knowing this is not your typical Holiday Season image, I have pondered and pondered about adding it here. But I really like it, so here it is :)
Growing-up in rural south Alabama, I had always considered myself a country-girl of sorts. It was not until a recent walk-about at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, that I realized I had never seen cotton growing up-close-and-personal.
Here it is, a cotton ball, in all its natural beauty and softness. If you look closely, you can see strands of fibers.
I wanted to poke my fingers through the nylon fence and touch my find, but I opted to capture the beauty and simplicity to share with you via my camera.
Sure, some may think this a silly post in the midst of the Holiday Season. But think of it as ‘white noise,’ a peaceful break from the green-red-and-gold, a moment of silence from the ever-playing music and sales announcements, and a reconnection with nature in the days when no-one seems to be slowing down to smell any flowers.