Friday, April 24, 2020

Message in a bottle

The rain moved off to the east yesterday. The clouds moved out just in time for a beautiful sunset. Today has been stellar. 

Walking this afternoon, I came across an old bottle next to the trail. It's been hiding there for over 40 years. I know, because I would never have thrown a bottle down anywhere. As I mentioned before, the previous owner rented the farm out to several families through the years, and they did not respect the land, but I digress...

Today as we walked, I saw the bottle. As Mother Nature often does, she makes the best of the situation. She turned the trash into a tiny terrarium. Maybe she was sending me a message in the bottle.

I admired it for a moment, snapped a picture, then I scooped it up and tossed it into the trash at the barn.


  1. Nice one dude, that rings some bells and makes one think. I bet in the later last century, kids made notes and dropped the bottles and jars in the creeks and rivers. I never heard back from one, but I hope someone got as much kick out of those, as I did from the message you got.
    Sherry & jack

  2. A terrarium added to the trash is a change. And sigh at the original litter bugs.

  3. Kinda hard to see potential in a treasure but then just say "aah" and toss it out. We've all been there.

  4. that is amazing and such a good find. Who knows how long it's been sitting there waiting for someone to take notice.

  5. That is so irritating to me when people just dump stuff. I was behind a car a few weeks ago--semi-rural road, and they threw a big bag full of McD's trash out of their window. I couldn't believe it and wished I had gotten their license # and reported it--although now sure what good that would have done. lol Stay Safe- Diana

  6. We actually found a message in a bottle on the beach. It had not traveled far before we found it. I wanted to keep it but the message inside was for a mother that had passed away and requested anyone that finds the bottle, to please return it to sea. So we did.
    I think you should go back and get that bottle you found. How cool that it made a natural terrarium.

  7. The bottom of the bottle is so round. I wonder what it originally contained.

  8. I wonder the same thing as Emma. What was in that bottle? I never appreciate litter bugs,
    Hugs, Julia

    1. Emma, Julia, It was a non deposit no return Pepsi bottle. That was an invitation to toss it :(


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