Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Bottle Tree


I visited Park Lane Flowers in English Village yesterday and hit pay dirt!  Not only did I get to photograph this lovely window display, but I met a new friend who had been to Paris in December.  She was here from New Mexico visiting family,  and we had such a nice visit over coffee and croissants next door at Continental Bakery .  I love this window because it reminds me of an abstract stained glass window!

33 comments:

Maya said...

Oooooh, I love this too much for words!

Tash said...

You are right - it does look like an abstract s-g-w. I love all the colors. So since money can't grow on trees, this is the next best thing (after fruit of course).

Bibi said...

This is pretty, and you're right about the stained glass. Kind of wants me to sing, "Ten Green Bottles Hanging on the Wall.." too!

Bergson said...

un arbre pour alcoolique ?
a tree for alcoholic?

cieldequimper said...

This is very pretty and creative!

Olivier said...

le sculpteur François Melin avait fait un arbre entièrement en bouteille. Cela donne de superbe lumières et couleurs
the sculptor François Melin had made a tree entirely in bottle. It gives of superb light and colours

Juergen Kuehn said...

I figured play of the wind in the bottle tree.
Juergen

Eki said...

that's a wonderful combination/composition, V! the colors of those botles against the shilluette of the branches are a real eye-catcher.

nathalie in avignon said...

Absolutely beautiful! The play of light is something I so enjoy!


And I loved your carpe diem fish too : There's a fluid quality to your photo that I find stunning.

JM said...

This is so cool, V.! Glad you found this, the colours are gorgeous and so is your photo!

Wildeve said...

A wonderful new take on the southern tradition of a bottle tree. So very beautiful and inspiring. I have a window coverd in grapevines and crystals, some bottles might be a good addition to it. Thanks for the inspiration!

Blognote said...

A beautiful effect. Brava!!

James said...

Next time I break something made of glass I'll bury the shards and hope a bottle tree grows. :-)

I like it!

Halcyon said...

This is not like the bottle trees we have around here. I like this one much better even. Very nice shot.

Rambling Round said...

Hanging bottles! That is different from the ones I've seen where the bottles go on the tree rim-first. A very striking photo.

Kate said...

New Mexico and Paris--two of my most favorite spots on earth! Lucky you to be enveloped in the aura of both. The bottles are colourful and perfect for a photo.Your banner reminds me of DC in spring.

Virginia said...

Guess I should clarify. These are bottles that are for small votive candles and you can hang them in the trees for parties etc. There is a metal base and the glass slides up so that you may insert the candle.
V

PJ said...

Bottle trees are so whimsical and colorful, I'm glad you had that visit with your new friend. I expect to hear any day now that you've just up and moved to gay Paree.

Thérèse said...

"hit pay dirt" a new one for me VIrginia, thks.
I can imagine how it looks like at night!

Jacob said...

It is beautiful for sure. I don't think I've ever seen such a thing before. Nicely done!

Marie Reed said...

An abstract stained glass window is a marvelous description you creative girl!

Jilly said...

I love bottle trees and I love this photograph. Is a bottle tree an American thing? My best buddy in Ohio has one, all blue bottles - it's lovely. I don't believe I'd heard of such a thing before but perhaps I just hadn't come across one.

Love these colours, light, reflections.

Alex said...

Well done Virginia, what a great photo love the colours, i,m Alex from Ayr Scotland.

Harriet said...

Great find! Great photo!

Carrie Hayes said...

This is so cool! Love the photo!!

marley said...

Simple yet effective, a bit like me! I really like this photo :)

Nancy said...

C'est une très belle photo!

Merci!

Peter said...

Toy really know how to find and photograph the beauty of things! Even before reading your text I also thought of a stained glass window! :-)

Virginia said...

Thank you all for you nice comments. Your kind words keep me going out and finding things to photograph and you help me learn every day!

Peter,
Merci and what are you doing up so late??? HA

PJ, When I win the lottery, watch out!

Bergson, I think there is a tradition for a bottle tree that you mention, but this is just a beautiful display that I thought reminded me of a Parisian window!

Come back tomorrow for another taste of France!
V

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Bottle trees and the south go together like peanuts and RC Cola. Yummy photo.

FireLight said...

I really like this photo. I would love to visit Park Lane Flowers! And about flowers, have you ever been down to Petals from the Past near Jemison? It is fascinating. Take your camera.

Ming the Merciless said...

I love the idea! The different color bottles definitely add a lot to the scene.

Imagine if those were thrown in to the sea and a few decades later, come back as smooth sea glass.

Dusty Lens said...

Love the colors here. I remember viewing a photo where bottles were hung from pear trees, the pears would grow inside the bottle.