Monday, October 24, 2016

The Scarecrows of Cleburne County

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 PurpleOne 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!


  1. I don't know any of these characters except Raggedy Andy and Raggedy Annie (?) Those are my favourite anyway!

  2. I'd pick a favorite then scroll down and find another favorite. After seeing them all, though I like #2, the sweet couple, and #5, Cousin Itt and Thing, my favorite of them all is #11. I am a great lover of tea, especially Earl Grey, and I just love his natty outfit and relaxed pose. Besides, he reminds me a bit of the scarecrow from The Wizard of Oz, and who can resist that?

  3. i thought #10 was wonderful but my favorite was #2, sweet and traditional!! it was not easy to pick a favorite as i liked #11 a lot as well!! looks like a fun place for a walk!!!

  4. and thank you for the shout out!! i forgot to thank you in my comment. i was quite flattered to see myself mentioned here!!!

  5. I'm so glad Debbie inspired you to photograph the scarecrows in your area. They were so fun to see. I liked them all. If I have to pick a favorite though I'd say the "Mayor" caught my eye. Plus I've never seen a Scarecrow trout before so that gets my vote for originality!

  6. Cousin Itt brought back wonderful memories. I also loved Earl Grey Tea. Great idea!

  7. Small town at it's best with holidays, nothing like it. I love the penguin.

  8. I like Raggedy Ann and Andy but I had to smle at Earl Grey. He looks like he's been drinking something stronger than tea! Love all the Scarecrows.

  9. What fun to see all of those creative scarecrows, Cathy! I have to admit Cousin Itt is my favorite, but the mayor is a close second! Thanks for sharing!!

  10. Oh, I just had to come over from Debbie's blog to visit you.

    What a great post, I thoroughly enjoyed it.

    Thank you

    All the best Jan

  11. What fun, Cathy! It's a great tradition, I'm so glad you went and then shared it with us. I love all that creativity. Since I enjoyed the movie Up so much, I have to pick those "scarecrows" as my favorites.


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