October 24, 2017

Scarecrow Of All Shapes and Sizes

I guess that we are inadvertently making our own traditions now we are back in the States. We have lived in the same general area for 3 years (completely a new concept for us--and we won't mention that we have moved 4 times in those three years haha) and that means we find ourselves doing things this autumn for the third time and can compare the way it was the last two times we did them.

It was an interesting conversation with an intelligent 4 year old about what a Voodoo doll was and why you would use it...luckily he was distracted after a while and I avoided more questions

So apparently this is Groot...we don't know who Groot is, but he must be famous because everyone walking around us were so excited and would yell, "hey! There is Groot!"

One of those is the Scarecrow Festival at Thanksgiving Point's Ashton Gardens. We were lucky enough to choose a beautiful day when, as Lucky Dragon puts it, 'someone turned off the wind switch.' We enjoyed walking through the manicured gardens that, fittingly for Halloween time, had flowers that were dying and ready for winter.

It was fun to see all of the creativity that goes into the scarecrows. Lucky Dragon and Lady Hiva had been the day before and they were excited to show me all of their favorites. One of them was the Jack Skellington from Tim Burton's 'A Nightmare Before Christmas.' The two of them had watched it the other day and he gets so excited when he can spot "Jack."

My favorite was the Harry Potter Scarecrow. The full name was "Harry Potter, under his cloak of invisibility." Lucky Dragon wanted to go walk through Harry and "bump into him." HAHA (clearly we are Harry Potter fans at our house!)
Harry Potter (under the cloak of invisibility)

We even fed the fish and that, too was fun!

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