I live in a rural village, south of Cambridge and it has its share of traditions, features, quirks and almost no public transport. In the year 2000 a new scarecrow festival was instigated to celebrate the millenium and that festival now happens every two years. This year the date was set to coincide with the Queen’s official birthday celebrations. The suggested theme was royalty/the Queen of course. Hence for the last couple of days I have been busy stitching, painting, stapling and glueing things together.
Today I have taken the dog for a walk along the ‘Route of the Scarecrow’ and I have been amazed once again at the ingenuity and creativity that the residents have shown with their offerings. I met a lot of people along the way. The whole village is in transit it seems, perambulating around the alleys and lanes, admiring the scarecrows and chatting. Even the passing traffic is slowing down to look at the art works. There is little speeding today!
So I thought that I would share some of my photos of the scarecrows and I hope that you enjoy them too. (Mine is in there somewhere!)