Cotton Pickin’ Time

Nature knows when it is harvest time even when the weather doesn’t seem to want to change seasons


It’s the first of October and we are finally moving into less hot weather!  I went with the Roswell Photographic Society on our annual walk around Historic Roswell on Saturday.  The walk started out from the Smith House Plantation which is where I got the image above.

If you don’t recognize this, it is the back side of a leaf from a cotton plant.  Those are cotton bolls still on the stem behind it.  In spite of the fact that summer has not quite let loose its hold on Atlanta yet, the cotton plants can tell that it is autumn and so, you get these interesting colors.  Most of the leaves were still bright green but a few like this one were turning to display this green-on-red pattern that outlines all the veins and makes the detail stand out.

Smith Plantation
935 Alpharetta Street
Roswell, Georgia, USA

Nikon D7100
Nikon 105mm f/2.8 AF Micro-Nikkor
105mm @ f/22 – 1/320 sec – ISO 800

Author: stgrundy

Photography is my way to capture and share the amazing beauty of God’s handiwork in the people and places that I experience every day. I focus mainly on nature and travel subjects but also do alot of event work for my church and the occasional wedding or portrait session. My residence is Roswell, Georgia – a northern suburb of Atlanta. I try to get around the Southeast as often as possible and would love to explore other parts of the USA and the rest of the world. Member of: Roswell Photographic Society Contributing artist: Getty Images

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