Cradled in the Ozark mountains the small town of Heber Springs is invaded each fall by scarecrows. They are everywhere! They sit on benches, relax in storefront windows, and loiter along the sidewalks. My sister, sister-in-law, and I took a little road trip to stroll through the scarecrows. And yes, take lots of pictures. I don't think it's necessary to add a lot of words below the pictures. I'll just identify them and point out a few things. If you know your Pixar movies you will recognize some of these scarecrows. The Pixar-themed scarecrows entered in a competition. The winner has not yet been determined. As you scroll down through the pictures, pick out your favorite and let me know in the comments.
#1 - Darling Little Remy
#2 - Sweet Traditional Couple
#3 - World Record Scarecrow Trout
#4 - "Tubby" Buzz Lightyear
#5 - Cousin ITT
# 6 - UP
#7 - The Quilter
#8 Princess Menda
the newest hair stylist in town
#9 - The Mayor
#10 - Jitterbug Joe
beside the Jitterbug Coffee House
His body is an ironing board.
His nose and the details on his clothes are bottle caps and buttons.
His arms are garden tools.
I was fascinated by Jitterbug Joe's hair.
I spotted buttons, snaps, zipper parts, nuts, safety pins, and screws.
#11 - Earl Tea Grey
Relaxing in the Woodgrove Tea Room.
#12 - The Scariest One In Town
Oh wait, that's me!!
Now that you're at the end, I'll tell you my favorite - #10.
I was blown away by the wonderful paint job and all the details.
I got the idea for this post from a sweet friend Debbie. She writes the blog It's All About Purple. One of her recent posts features the scarecrows of Peddlers Village, Bucks County, PA. Her post reminded me about the scarecrows in Heber Springs and I had to go see them. I will say this, the scarecrows of Heber Springs were a lot tamer than the scarecrows of Peddlers Village. Drop by her blog and take a look.
I hope you've had a chance to get out and experience the fall activities near you.
Fall is such an amazing time of the year!