Archive for August, 2007

Day #177, several photos of the Oregon Cotton project

August 26, 2007

An eye catching Pima cotton plant blossom.

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The next morning, the same Pima cotton blossom was sporting part of a spider web that that spanned several plants.

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The next two photos show a Pima and an Upland cotton plant’s first fruiting branch, first position square.

 

A Pima square

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An Upland square.

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Late August arrived. The leaves on both Pima cotton plants are starting to show fall colors.

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Day #170, Oregon Cotton weekly review

August 19, 2007

The sixth and last cotton plant to bloom, a Pima, finally succeeded.

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The spiders continue doing their outstanding housekeeping duties.

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One side of this Upland Cotton leaf is turned under to protect a cocoon of spider eggs.

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The most developed pollinated Pima cotton square.

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Day #162, various photos

August 12, 2007

An exotic Pima blossoms.

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A frilly Upland blossom

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Some Upland cotton buds about to open

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This Pima cotton started growing off at an angle, but is now correcting itself.

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Both Pima cotton plants. The foreground plant is the tallest of all six cotton plants. It has many buds, but has not yet blossomed.

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The four Upland cotton plants

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This weekend the cotton plants will be entertained by the Blue Angels.

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Day #161, Upland cotton square appears

August 10, 2007

The Upland cotton blossoming featured in the Day #136 post now has a square starting to protrude trough the husk.

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The grove along the square’s top might be one of the four future fissure along which the square opens.

The Pima cotton square is about the same size as the Upland square, but still too far down in the husk to photograph.