It is a gorgeous almost-Fall evening here. One of those evenings you just don’t want to come back inside. Just a little hint of chill in the air. Tonight I kept snapping, and snapping.
And, because I kept snapping and snapping, I have more pictures.
Here is an old wheel that Mr. W fixed up for the birdfeeders (I love it and so do the birds!), Vintage Dr. Pepper (see below for an explanation of the Bottle Tree), Purple Petunias, Bluebird Bathing Beauties.
After I posted the first photo of the Bottle Tree in one of my walkabouts, I had a couple of requests to tell more. On my 49th birthday this year, I decided it was the day to begin this unusual tree. Our son helped us plant this Crimson Maple when he was very small. We always called it his tree. Last year, some evil bugs came in and killed the tree. I refused to cut it down because of its special meaning. Since watching the movie Ray, chronicling the extraordinary life and times of Ray Charles, I’d been obsessed with having a bottle tree of my own. Upon further investigation, legend has it that Bottle Trees remove evil spirits from the home and trap them in the bottles. Not that I’m worried about evil spirits, but I just thought it was a novel idea. And it’s pretty (at least in my eyes). Our Bottle Tree, thus far, has only vintage soda bottles. I plan to “branch out” with other varieties soon.
So, there ya have it, folks! Hope your week is going well. And YES, tomorrow is finally Friday!!