Today's Wonder of the World is...the Bottle! And the wacky things people do with it!
Flickr photo by Pandorea
Like making bottle trees!
Have you ever seen one? According to the Bottle Tree Man, if you put colored bottles on the end of branches of a live tree outside your house, the bottles will capture any approaching evil spirits.
Good old Mr. Wikipedia says a bottle tree is an artificial tree made of glass bottles, usually of the liquor variety.
Hmm. Maybe that explains it! After emptying all those liquor bottles, who'd notice a few evil spirits?
The welded variety is pretty cool too.
Flickr photo by Karonsdaylilies
Does that one float your boat?
Maybe you should take a road trip to the Bottle Tree Ranch. Very cool!
Flickr photo by Of Mine
Of course there are plenty of other things you can do with bottles.
How about build your own bottle house?
Flickr photo by Matt (mistergoleta)
You could pretend you were Jeannie!
You could sit inside and write bottle poetry to Major Nelson.
Perhaps Dr. Seuss might get you in a poetic mood...
"When beetles fight these battles in a bottle with their paddles
and the bottle's on a poodle and the poodle's eating noodles...
...they call this a muddle puddle tweetle poodle beetle noodle
bottle paddle battle." Fox in Socks
Try saying that three times fast.
It might be easier to build a ship in a bottle!
Flickr photo by chmeermann
I always wondered how they did that until I hopped over here.
I like bottle cap art too.
Allow me to show you what a few artists at Etsy make with bottle caps.
Photo by bottlecapsgalore.etsy.com
You can find these here.
When my Sarah was little, she liked to call them maggots.
Oops. Sorry if you're eating lunch, but I just LOVE remembering that.
("What are you doing, Sarah?"
"Paying with my maggots.")
I'll change the subject now.
How about a bottle cap ring?
Photo by kroylty
I would so wear that! Find it here.
I'm in love with these whistles. Remember whistles?
Photo by loranscruggs
Go here to see more.
And last, but not least, how about a bottle tree...
Photo by satisfactory.etsy.com
On a shirt, here.
We've come full circle, back to bottle trees!
I just love it when that happens.
I hope you enjoyed your spin with bottles. And everyone kept their smooching germs to themselves!
Before you go, watch these folks pucker up. You won't believe it!
Have a wonder-full Friday and a super weekend, y'all!