Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Sunny Scarecrow Sunday

Hello Lovelies, hope your week is going well. Mine has been rather busy so far. I've taken on a few extra hours at work, which will take a bit of adjusting to. Plus we are back into the homework/packed lunch/school forms season, which dominates my evenings.

I suppose it makes you appreciate the weekends even more.
Sunday was a beautiful day in these parts.Sunny and warm, so it was great to get out and enjoy it ,knowing the days will soon be getting cooler.

Somewhere we try to visit every September is a local scarecrow competition.
If you are not familiar with these, you pay a small fee to walk around a village guessing the characters made of straw ( and other things ) .Individual households make each scarecrow and place them in front of their houses.There were 80 this year.

The money raised goes to charity and this particular village is so pretty I like to go for the atmosphere.

The theme this year was "Heroes and Villains" .There were traditional ones like this....

Inventive ones like this depicting the local air ambulance, if you look closely you can see the patient has a very nasty leg injury! (you might need to click on the image to in large it)...........

Amazing ones like George and the Dragon .....

On such a Sunny day the houses too, were looking stunning.....

Right in the middle of the village there were cows being milked.The boys watched fascinated as, every few minutes a huge cow managed to squeeze it's self out of the doorway of the building on the right...

Running through the village is a disused canal.....

And a canal basin where the narrow boats would have turned around, now it is a popular fishing spot.Love the reflections and wispy clouds in this picture.............

And the jumble of roof tops and church steeple in this picture....

Well ,I hope you enjoyed the pictures .Writing this post,and looking at these images, has helped me unwind after a rather stressful work day.
Jacquie x


  1. These are lovely photos and the scarecrows are seriously cool! Love the Ambulance one, and what beautiful houses, the one you took a pic of is like my dream house...ahhhh one day maybe x

  2. Love the scarecrows, which village is this? Do they hold this event every year?
    I also live in the midlands, Nottingham.

  3. What a wonderful idea! Such a pretty village too!
    Rachel x

  4. Great pictures. I like George and the Dragon best


  5. What a lovely sociable idea, nice pics it still looks like Summer :)
    Cate x

  6. Really enjoyed your post. Thanks.

  7. Hi Jacqui! There's a surprise for you waiting on my blog. Come pick it up!


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