Ever seen a bottle tree? Usually the bottles are stuck on the branches of the tree. I took the photo above of a bottle tree at the folk school, it had bottles stuck on branches as well bottles hanging from branches.
The history of bottle trees can be traced back centuries. Folklore behind the bottle trees tell us at night when spirits are roaming the countryside they get sucked into the bottles and can’t get out. Once morning arrives and the sun begins to shine the heat kills the bad spirit stuck in the bottle. I’ve seen a few bottle trees around my area, but believe they are more common farther south. To see some amazing bottle trees click here.