Saturday, June 4, 2011

Bottle Trees

I came across some bottle trees somewhere between East Jordan and Boyne City.  Then a friend of mine mentioned she wanted a bottle tree.  I have also seen then down south in Alabama near where my dad lives.  I love them.  Slaves brought the idea with them from the Congo in Africa.  The blue bottles were hung from live trees to ward off evil spirits.  The bottles held the spirits, rendering them harmless. 

This one looks like the one Calvin made for the lake
Via  Google Images
(There was a link to Penick, but it took me to a shifty questionnaire)

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