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Wed Oct 29, 2014, 01:31 AM

The Bottle Tree Ranch

One man's folk art. Located out in the Mojave Desert, on Route 66.



a rabbit hopped out to greet me.




A woman from Sweden, enjoying the place immensely...


Elmer, the artist, who's spent the past 14 years building this thing. He lives here, this is his land (2 acres)


I stayed until late afternoon to see the light shine through the colored glass.


There's 25 pictures in all I posted here, if you want to see more.
http://sowewent.blogspot.com/2014/10/elmers-bottle-tree-ranch.html

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Tom Kitten Oct 2014 OP
Hoyt Oct 2014 #1
littlemissmartypants Oct 2014 #2
Adsos Letter Oct 2014 #3
Tom Kitten Oct 2014 #8
handmade34 Oct 2014 #4
Solly Mack Oct 2014 #5
NV Whino Oct 2014 #6
cntrygrl Oct 2014 #7

Response to Tom Kitten (Original post)

Wed Oct 29, 2014, 01:35 AM

1. I guess I don't really need an ocean or mountain view. I like that a lot. thx

 

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Response to Tom Kitten (Original post)

Wed Oct 29, 2014, 03:01 AM

2. Fantastic! eom

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Response to Tom Kitten (Original post)

Wed Oct 29, 2014, 04:30 AM

3. Wow! That is so cool.

When we go down to Highland to visit relatives we usually take 58 to 15, and pass the turnoff to 66 on our way. I think next time we will take 66 and check this place out. Thanks for posting these. Nice blog, too.

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Response to Adsos Letter (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 29, 2014, 11:36 PM

8. Thanks!

Oh you should go visit it, (and just drive on Rte 66 anyways) - it's not hard to get to, right outside Oro Grande, which has a few huge old antique shops you can spend hours in. Oro Grande is only about 5 miles from Victorville, the big city in those parts. And there's a lot of other things to see around there, too. Just down the road from the Bottle Tree Ranch is an old roadhouse, the Iron Hog. Did you ever see the movie "Erin Brockovich"? The bar scene towards the climax of the movie was filmed there, as was a scene in "Easy Rider". You really get a feeling of going back in time driving around there.
I fell in love with the area when I went there. I was intending to go to Calico that day but never made it, so I went back that way later. And there's so much I still have to see, like Joshua Tree National Park, Death Valley... I could go on!

I'm happy you like my blog. I got the idea to start it after I realized that sometimes I have too many pictures I'd like to share that could fit on one post. Sort of an outlet!

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Response to Tom Kitten (Original post)

Wed Oct 29, 2014, 05:57 AM

4. Wow!

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Response to Tom Kitten (Original post)

Wed Oct 29, 2014, 08:33 AM

5. Sweet! Love the shots! Thanks!

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Response to Tom Kitten (Original post)

Wed Oct 29, 2014, 08:36 AM

6. What an interesting place!

The photos are wonderful, especially that last one. Well worth the wait.

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Response to Tom Kitten (Original post)

Wed Oct 29, 2014, 07:43 PM

7. Intriguing! I like it. n/t

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