There are two growing on my mother's property and each spring I'm amazed by their beauty. You have to get up close to really appreciate just how lovely they are. Tubular, hanging flowers in a soft lilac with just the faintest fragrance make them a joy to behold.
Cottonwoods are widely grown for timber production along wet river banks, where their exceptional growth rate provides a large crop of wood within just 10–30 years. The wood is coarse and of fairly low value, used for pallet boxes, shipping crates and similar purposes where a cheap but strong enough wood is suitable.
The cottonwood is the state tree of Kansas.
|The little red barn is where Sox gave birth to her six kittens. Today, two of the kittens' eyes were open!|
I almost missed sunset today because I was so busy planting tomato plants. Looked up just in time to capture this:
And in a short time the full moon:
These are busy days and nights. So much to do, see and enjoy. Hope yours was pleasant.