Poor Lorraine’s stained glass !!

Bottles picture from the west

Bottles picture from the east

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Late afternoon sunshine on my bottle tree and bottle bush. Aren’t they pretty? Roger drank the beer and returned the bottles. Blue and green glass replaced clear, and green, vases. I have more-than-enough; I can stop shopping the thrift stores!! (More-than-enough because, in due time, I’ll have eighteen more blue, and green bottles!!)  ~~ Check this website for interesting Bottle Tree History. I like the narrative about colored bottles being the “poor man’s stained glass.” I ignore the superstitious stuff; that’s not a problem for me.

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Yesterday’s pictures above; today’s pictures below.

I took down the red, white and blue display (in the neighbor”s yard). Before hanging it in my “yarden,” I sanded off the rust and sprayed a protective coat of Rust-Oleum. (With 20/20 hindsight, I should have spray painted before I hung it the first time!! “Too soon old, too late smart!”)

Before sanding off rust

Before spray painting

After spray painting

Beautiful blue bottles

All blue bottles from sky hook

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My yard in April 2014

Visitors welcome

smiley-face-with-cameraInteresting footnote: The picture with hanging blue bottles is number nine-thousand-seven-hundred (9700.) I searched but could not find number one. Here is number six-hundred-forty (640) on April 20, 2014. Wouldn’t you agree, my “yarden” has experienced a remarkable change in thirty-one months.

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