Monday, November 10, 2008

Scarecrows

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!
Love, Becky


PS. Hop over HERE for a Oz inspired laugh!

23 comments:

JANET IN MICH. said...

GOOD MORNING MONDAY AND BECKY--I LOVED WATCHING THE CLIP FROM OZ--IT MADE ME WANT TO FIND MY VHS AND WATCH IS AGAIN---I HAVE A FRIEND THAT IS 62 AND SHE HAS NEVER SEEN THE MOVIE---I TELL HER SHE HAS BEEN SHELTERED HAHA AND I DID TALK HER INTO GETTING CABLE THIS SUMMER---THE NEXT THING IS A PC---I TELL HER ABOUT YOU GUYS THAT I READ EVERYDAY AND SHE LIKES TO SHOP ALOT FROM HOME SO THIS WOULD BE PERFECT---THE PC WILL TAKE A LITTLE LONGER HAHA BUT SHE IS ENJOYING THE CABLE NOW BYE JANET

LW said...

I have never made a scarecrow, love the one you did, very cute picture.
each fall I put it on my list of things to do and just never get around to it…
Love this post, really like the tin scarecrow.

Louise

Suzie said...

Wow shes in college now. Its amazing how those little girls turn out to be real people at the end of all of this. I look at my baby girl and just imagine the future

TattingChic said...

Very cute, Becky! Your scarecrow post was adorable and none too scary...just the way I like 'em! Yes, I was referring to both blog posts AND scarecrows, LOL! Have a fabulous week!

JaxPop said...

Sarah must be an absolute genius - looks very young to be in college (he says with tongue firmly planted in cheek)

Hard to picture a scarecrow in Syria - I won't continue that thought since your blog is always so nice & wholesome....

Kat said...

Aww. Look at your little college girl! What a cutie!

Some of those scarecrows are spookey! Yipes!

Candy said...

what's funny is that scarecrows were MADE to scare.......and that's exactly what they are:

CREEPY.

(except OZ. he's precious.)

jama said...

Love these scarecrows today! :) You have a very cool blog, here . . .

adrienne said...

I love that first picture - they do have matching hairstyles!
The puppy picture was priceless - where do people get that kind of patience?

Susan said...

Those puppies are too much. Take care. Susan

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

How fun--now I want to try my hand at making one!

lotusloq said...

I enjoyed the scarecrows, but I especially enjoyed the Sandburgs. I had apparently missed that post. I always loved Carl Sandburg's poetry, but I love the life he lived too. Thanks for putting that link in there. Now I'm going to have to go over and visit the house.

Roadtrip!!!

Rosemary said...

If I only had a brain!!!
Love the scarecrows!!!
Hope you had a nice weekend!
Rosemary

CC said...

My son was the Tin Many for Halloween. We totally thought my husband should be the Scarecrow because he really wants a new brain. ;)

Jamie @ Baldwin Bungalow said...

Wow, the South African scarecrows look pretty fancy! We made a scarecrow for our work party to decorate the lunchroom. It was pretty sad looking, but we drew what looked like a Raggedy Ann face on it which helped. Have a great week!

May Vanderbilt said...

Ha! It had never occurred to me that scarecrows reflect the local culture...but of course they do.

Fascinating!

Rhondi said...

Hi Becky
You are such a creative girl! I love the scarecrows you showed us.
Hugs, Rhondi

Nilz said...

This one you have created is awesome. In our country we call it 'KAAK-TARUA' - figurines to drive away crows from paddy field! Those are made of straws and poorly built.
Yours is an excellent craftsmanship.

Fete et Fleur said...

I have one of these on my front porch right now!

Nancy

the Amateur Book Blogger said...

Every time I see those glittery red shoes I just want a pair!

Lovely post Becky.

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Janet, my son Ben was watching the Oz clip and said, "You know, I don't think I've ever seen that movie." HOW COULD THAT BE? I'm so ashamed! I'm going to sit him down this weekend and make him!

Rebecca Ramsey said...

nilz, I'd love to see one from your part of the world! Thanks for telling about it!

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

I've just returned from the Emerald City, Seattle.
I took a peek at the pups! Sooo funny! Did you see the bloopers? They were great too. I'm still trying to get my kitty to pose with a tiara after all she already thinks shes royalty.

Sweet Wishes,
Sara