First, this funny sign I saw in a local coffee shop yesterday.
I’d mentioned it had been raining like crazy in Las Cruces this year; some 25″ -30″ as compared to our usual 6″-7″. Accordingly, trouble is popping up all over. All over town, doors and windows are swollen shut and won’t be opened till things dry out. I can’t open the front door to the shop and have begged the postman to put my mail over the side fence -I have a nice little side yard. Speaking of the side yard and trouble, here’s trouble in the making:
Elm trees have sprouted within the walls of this old place. Now that I’ve taken this picture, I guess I can go pull them out. Oh, I have a lovely resident in my side yard, she’s just a little shy and skittish. Anyone know her name?
Below are some cotton photos I meant to put up last week. The first is a cotton flower before it’s bloomed. The cotton plant will have 3 stages of fruiting on it’s branches. Bulbs, flowers and cotton.
The very bottom of the plant will have a few cotton buds:
Here’s a prettier picture of the cotton in bloom, the flower is purple in this one.
Below is a photo of the whole plant, I took it from below so it looks as though the cotton is towering but I’m just cowering whilst being eaten alive by skeeters as I take this picture.
How’s your weekend? It’s been quite lovely here.