Sunday, August 27, 2017
Sunny Saturday, with Lemonade Bottle
I mentioned yesterday that the garden is showing hints of autumn, but I don't mean to rush things. We're still enjoying summer, for sure! Yesterday we had a sunny, warm day and I took Olga to the West Heath, Sandy Heath and Hampstead Heath Extension. She had a great time running through -- and lying in -- the long summer grass.
She also seized the opportunity to go wading in the ponds on Sandy Heath. I was proud of myself for remembering to exchange a tennis ball for her Kong before she got in the water -- thus sparing me the need to wade in and retrieve a sunken toy. Tennis balls float!
While walking along one of the paths I found yet another unusual bottle. I brought it home and cleaned it up...
It's from "R W & S White Ld" and apparently was a lemonade or mineral water bottle. From what I've read online, I'm guessing it's about a hundred years old. R. White's is still a brand of lemonade in the UK (long since purchased by some corporation or other). Back in the '70s they had a popular and famous TV commercial called "I'm A Secret Lemonade Drinker" composed and sung by Elvis Costello's father! The things you learn while Googling...
Anyway, the bottle has now joined my little collection on our kitchen windowsill, and Olga has been bathed, and we're ready to start a new day!