Mature cotton, Timor

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In rural Indonesia, seasons are stitched together with cotton (Gossypium genus). Late in the rainy season, farmers plant local varieties of cotton between rows of corn or other crops. When the rains stop, they bring in the harvest, and leave the cotton to mature. As the weather grows hot and dry, the bolls swell and burst open, and puffs of white cotton fiber spill into the sunlight. Mature cotton, West Timor