Today's Wonder of the World is...Scarecrows!
Hey, there's Sarah, my college girl, who came home from school for the weekend. And she's standing next to a scarecrow we made for our front porch.
That photo is one of my favorites because she kind of looks like an impish scarecrow herself! Her straw straight hair never stayed in ponytails very long!
Did you know scarecrows keep guard all over the world?
Here's one in Syria
Flickr photo by Eric Lafforgue
for scaring the desert foxes away from the chickens.
And a friendly couple in Slovakia.
Flickr photo by ShirleyGrant
Not too scary--except for those eyebrows!
And in South Africa, Santa's helpers are moonlighting!
Flickr photo by Dave Davies
And in North Carolina...
Wait a sec! I know those scarecrow lovers! It's me and my crew, before Sam came along, before our French adventure! Remember Connemara? Carl and Lilian Sandburg's homeplace? We loved it then too.
Speaking of French adventures, here's a Parisian scarecrow.
Flickr photo by bennybulb
I often felt like Dorothy in France, walking the yellow brick road--except I wasn't trying to get back to Kansas. Mais non! I was having too much fun!
If I had bumped into this guy along the way...
Flickr photo by earnoncurry123
I might have been confused. Is he a tin man? A tin man scarecrow?
Let me think. Let me...wile away the hours
Conferrin' with the flowers
Consultin' with the rain
And my head I'd be scratchin'
While my thoughts were busy hatchin'
If I only had a brain.
Have a wonder-full Monday, y'all!
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