Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The Happy Harbingers of Autumn


Scarecrows originated for a specific purpose but I just  like to look at them.



Nowadays, many are used as decorations in yards and on porches.

While doing a little grocery shopping the other day (at a Big Y supermarket),  I snapped  the photos for today's post.


Luckily, my handy little camera was dangling from my left wrist. (I'm seldom without it.)

 Regardless of how much we may have wanted summer to go on indefinitely, it's official that autumn is here. 


The brightness of  produce at roadside stands, pumpkins, chrysanthemums and smiling scarecrows all chase away any thought of the icy roads and bitterly cold winds of winter.


DO YOU DECORATE WITH SCARECROWS AROUND YOUR HOUSE?

15 comments:

Merlesworld said...

Can't say it's a big thing around here but yours all have happy faces and I do like them, they are much better than clowns.
Merle........... .............. ...............

Linda said...

What a fun post, Susan! I don't use them myself but I enjoy them a lot! As far as your comment on my blog, thank you! I never eat mushrooms that I find, I just enjoy taking photos of them. I cannot tell if they are poisonous or not, so it is better safe than sorry.

Lady Linda said...

Oh Susan, I love scarecrows! A few always work their way into my fall decorating. Thanks for always giving us delightful things to enjoy. Your blog is a favorite of mine...always.
Hugs,
Linda

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Greetings from Poet Starry.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

You have some nice looking pumpkins Susan!(I had to write and delete and write and delete your name 3 times!! I kept making you a Su'z"an!!)At school, we have a scarecrow contest!! They they auction them off to raise money for the school!

Hindustanka said...

beautiful Autumn photos!!! Loved the pumpkins, oh how I wish I had them here!!!
No, we don't decorate with scarecrows, but I remember we made one at pour old dacha, for purpose of scaring crows :)hehe
Those scarecrows look sweet :)

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: in agriculture land near my house there are several scarecrows. I read that you always go with your camera. Very good. Keep in touch

Nellie said...

There happens to be a scarecrow on my autumn wreath! I like them for this season.

Dayle Allen Shockley @ A Collection of This and That said...

Aren't they the cutest?

marianne said...

I do decorate with scarecrows even tho I don't have anything to scare away the crows from! I usually put one in my flower garden and it brings instant color to an otherwise fading garden bed.

I remember many years ago, my mother made a scarecrow for her garden out of odds and ends and we helped her decorate it. What fun it was to look at from inside the house on the frosty fall mornings. Sometimes it would be shrouded in mist and other times would be circled with colorful blowing leaves. At night, under a full harvest moon, it would take on quite a scary appearance. They always bring back memories of happy autumn days.

Hope you are enjoying these splendid fall days.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I am ready for a little bit of fall in my home! Pumpkins for sure!

Bookie said...

Got darling new scarecrow this year...wire and plant stand for a mum on the bottom. Got it at Wal-Mart...bet you have some too! I was NOT buying one this year...but this one was too cute to pass up. Am on a fishing trip...am so ready to get back to my own deck and décor for autumn. (I was ready before we left!)

diane.stetson said...

I WISH it were autumn here but it is to go to 90 this weekend...so thoughts of fall are still far off..I like pumpkins and scarecrows but do not decorate around here.

Dee said...

I use to...my mother-n-law made me the most wonderful scare crow one time and I hung it on the door and someone stole it took it a block away tore off its heart and burned it....:( never did replace it.

Chatty Crone said...

What a great post to head to bed on - very happy and very colorful - I hope I'll dream about them too!

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