Recently a Scarecrow Festival held on Tamborine Mountain, not far along the road from where we live. This year it attracted a lot of participation and interest.
Highlight was Thomas the tank engine and a small group of child scarecrows, with Thomas puffing and panting, rearing to go. Sadly that picture did not come out well but I do have a few other interesting personalities to share .
The imagination and creativity presented last weekend was truly awesome. Fantasy, reality, protest, familiar characters, all shapes and sizes paraded throughout the mountain and even down the slopes.
What tickled my fancy was that up here in the bush a pirate ship had docked, it’s captain complete with all the pirate symbols. However it had a uniquely Mountain touch. Can you see the rainbow lorikeet perched on his shoulder?
Another typical Australian personality, and at a time when disastrous bushfires raged in the south, was this volunteer.
There was our own dingle dangle scarecrow with handcrafted touches,
accompanied by a bush band .
A little further along a mountain fairy.
So many more and at the same time my precious camera was too overawed to participate. It had a hard fall it a few months ago and although it has worked again, lately is getting temperamental, especially in the heat. Feeling a little despondent I stopped for a “cuppa” to be greeted by mine host offering a welcome .
Although the creativity was impressive what has most impressed was the community involvement. Perhaps your community might like to host a similar event, have fun and in doing so make some wonderful new friends