All right. So I said I wasn't looking forward to fall. I've changed my mind. After a real hot spell, here, autumnal temps are looking good. I have had my fill of heat. Halloween, harvest time, earlier sunsets! Bring 'em on! After all, fall festivals and celebrations can be great fun.
According to several online history sites, the tradition of using scarecrows began in Egypt. This practice was adopted by the Greeks, then the Romans, and eventually the Germans – who brought their scarecrows to the United States. The most famous scarecrow of all, of course, is the scarecrow from Wizard of Oz!
If I was a scarecrow, this is probably what I would look like:
Even though scarecrows don't do a darn bit of good (crows love them and so do squirrels!), they can certainly bring out the creativity in people!
Here are some scarecrows that I've seen around town.