Friday, June 01, 2007


During our last holiday weekend, three local villages organised an event which has proved so popular that I’m sure it is set to become an annual one. As well as numerous fund raising activities that were taking place, the main attraction for visitors was a wonderful array of scarecrows that could be found around the village, in front gardens and other unlikely places.

Like other visitors I was so impressed with the creative talent and imagination used in the making of these colourful characters which at times brought passing traffic to a complete standstill.

There was a great holiday feel everywhere and just about everyone had made an effort to have a scarecrow of some design or other in their garden.

As you’ll see brides were a favourite choice, and one appears to be carrying a little more than a bunch of flowers. To my surprise I did encounter a couple of ‘live’ scarecrows, I wonder if you can spot them.

I hope you enjoy a glimpse of what was a great weekend and one that all ages enjoyed taking part in. Congratulations to the villages concerned you certainly have plenty to crow about.

Click on pictures for more detail.



picketfencemom said...

Dear Marion,
Thanks for sharing these very entertaining photos! Some of the 'scarecrows' are very creative, I must say! I can't wait to show them to the children...they'll really enjoy this post!
I hope you are doing well, and I pray you have a blessed weekend!
Lots of hugs,

Joanne said...

What a fun event - and what creative people in your village! I especially like Elvis and the family playing croquet. Thanks for brightening my morning :)

mrspao said...

Brilliant photos! Those scarecrows are such fun :) Thank you for sharing.

Anita said...

Oh Marion, what a funny week-end it definitivly was for you! I enjoyed looking at those scarecrows, they really made me laugh!

What a wonderful idea it was! Thanks a lot for sharing these pictures!

Have a wonderful week-end and best wishes from Germany,


Betty said...

Marion, I knew my grandchildren would enjoy the scarecrows......I've smiled all day thinking about them.....I think my garden needs one.....Hope your day has gone well and restful....Love and prayers, Betty

Carol said...

Ha ha Marion I was going to say that Lady next to you doesn't really look like a scarecrow and when I enlarged the pic I saw she really isn't lol Great pics!

Susie said...

I loved seeing all the scarecrows! We don't usually see them except at Halloween or sometimes in fields of vegetables out in the country..

Connie said...

I just enjoyed your photos so much. Looks like you had a really fun day. Thanks for sharing.

Hope you are doing well.
Take care.


It's a FLIP-FLOP World said...

WHAT fun!! Nice to see you!! I am on vacation!! We are visiting family in Illinois these past two weeks!! We have a motorhome and are driving!! We are having a reunion on the 9th in Terre Haute, Indiana. It will be the first time in 8 years that my 3 kids have been together!! I am excited!! Nice to see you having a great time. Sandy

Lis said...

Oh my, these are lovely photographs!

Marie said...

Aren't they fabulous! I remember visiting a scarecrow festival in a Yorkshire village and I was amazed at the care and attention to detail taken in creating them.


Barbara said...

This was amazing