Monday, October 29, 2012

SCARECROWS

 
Hello there!
Well, this little red bird has been missing in action for a week during the demise of the old computer and the arrival, and ongoing installation, of the new.
And this little red bird is finding it all a Bit Scary.
Like, upgrading to Windows 7, and Outlook.
I was comfortable in my dinosaur era backwardness, but technology keeps marching forward and one must try to keep up.
So I keep telling myself.
 
 
Recently we went to good old Tamborine Mountain, to observe the Annual Scarecrow Festival.
 
 
Some of them were deadset alarming ...
 
 
and some were simply charming ...
 
 
Some were women ..
 
 
 
and one was a Snail!
 
 
A living scarecrow recited a poem about his tragedy ...
 
 
as Cinderella's coach rolled by ....
 
 
It was all rather Surreal!
 
Trust your week is going well,
and Scarecrows are not scaring you ..
 
xxx
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

16 comments:

  1. Glad your new computer arrived and you're getting it all figured out. Those scarecrows are fabulous. An annual Scarecrow Festival - what a great idea!

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    1. Hi Beryl, I am almost back in business. Today hubs found some "lost" emails, and I found your comments on previous posts! I am going back there to reply to you; and thankyou for following. There were about 200 scarecrows in that small tourist community - it was quite amazing!

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  2. Good you are up and running with new pc and I know what you mean, getting used to new systems is quite scary! I'm still with vista but hubs has windows 7 and it seems quite alien to me! I'm sure you'll get used to it. I'm still pondering this outlook thingy. Those Scarecrows are pretty amazing, we have similar in parts of the UK during early autumn. Suzy x

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    1. I know what you mean Suzy - alien it is while trying to work it all out. Bit of trouble on the photo front, but we are working on that. Aha, so the Scarecrow Show might be an idea copied from the UK!

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  3. Great scarecrow photos Patricia. Fun to see all the different ideas for them. Some look real.
    Nice to see you again.
    I work with Mac.. completely different.
    I am always updating.
    I too like to keep up with all the technology.
    You will be a whizz at it all soon.
    go for it.
    val


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    1. Val, a couple of times I was fooled by those darned scarecrows! It was Most Disconcerting!
      Being a whizz would be a dream - but I will keep plodding along with it. I think I might have surprised one or two people by managing to create a Blog. Which I never seem to be able to change or refresh. Maybe now, with the upgrade. xx

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  4. I hate it when we get a new computer, it takes me ages to figure it all out. Glad you're back in action though. I would have LOVED to attended the Scarecrow Fair! That's right up my street. I think they look great!

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    1. Still trying to figure it Sulky - I am a real techno dodo. Scarecrows are great fun - a little kitten could have had a ball attacking them!

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  5. Patricia, those scarecrows are hilarious. I particularly like the snail.

    I completely understand the technology dilemma. I resisted buying a new laptop until the old one recently stopped working. Bought a new laptop a few days later and after regular use, am feeling more confident, minus it doing something rather strange this morning. I am blaming the computer, mind you, not my lack of technological nous x

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    1. Of course it is the computer who is in a muddle, Fifi ... remember, it is Never Us! I am also most resistant to upgrading, until faced with the Blue Screen of Death. That'll do it. x

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  6. Love love love those scarecrows though that one in a long black skirt rings a bit too close to home ! Nice to see you back in business !xx

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    1. Scarecrows were the best fun, but the fashionista in black did look uncomfortably familiar!

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  7. Good to have you " back ".
    A scarecrow festival - I have never heard of one. What´s the history in short behind it?
    We over here are w a y too serious to have something like that. The New Year Eve´s and May First festivities seem enough scary for me at least.
    Thank you for the interesting pictures.

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  8. Hi Mette, good to be back too. The festival is in a tourist area and been going only 4 years, the idea being to attract visitors. Residents and businesses enter a competition and "scarecrow trail" maps are available. Many use it as an opportunity to promote their cafe or shop by appropriate theming of their scarecrow. Some were very clever indeed. New Year's Eve is waaaay too scary for me these days!

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  9. What a delightful time you must have had at the Scarecrow Festival. Great photos! There's one each year at the Botanical Gardens near me that operates much the same as yours.

    So glad you are back in business with your new computer. Amazing how attached we get to these ole' things!

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    1. Hi Sanda, I imagine a scarecrow festival over there in Autumn would look most attractive. Still trying to acclimatize to newness, but will triumph eventually!

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