Monday, November 5, 2012

Scarecrows in the Garden...LOTS of Them!

If you didn't see this year's "Scarecrows in the Garden" exhibition at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, you missed a great time! Yes, there are a bazillion people like me posting photos of the scarecrows, but the they don't compare to the real thing—and the real thing comes with experiencing them with enthusiastic fellow Garden-goers.

I'm posting a few here, but encourage you to do two things:

1. Go to the wanderlust ATLANTA Facebook Page to see lots more photos.
2. Put "Scarecrows in the Garden" on your 2013 calendar immediately. It's every year during the month of October. You'll be glad you did!

Scarecrows in the Garden (2012) , Mother Earth
Scarecrows in the Garden (2012)
The above scarecrow was really quite lovely. A nod to Mother Earth. 

Scarecrows in the Garden (2012) , Titanic
Scarecrows in the Garden 
The above scarecrows are an obvious nod to "Titanic", the movie. This one was very well done and an example of how intricate and complex a lot of this year's entries were. 

Scarecrows in the Garden (2012) , Angelina Jolie
Scarecrows in the Garden (2012)
The above scarecrow was quite clever...a nod to Angelina Jolie at the 84th Academy Awards. 

Scarecrows in the Garden (2012)
Scarecrows in the Garden (2012)
The above scarecrow is more of the traditional variety, but it also had a theme...notice how it's partially buried? What do you think is going on here?

Scarecrows in the Garden (2012)
Scarecrows in the Garden (2012)
There were approximately 115 scarecrows this year and they came from everywhere! They were submitted by individuals, businesses, non-profits, schools, scouts, and restaurants. Can you guess where the above "Medieval" scarecrow came from?

Scarecrows in the Garden (2012)
Scarecrows in the Garden (2012)
I liked the above scarecrows a lot too. It's a nod to "Day of the Dead", a holiday celebrated in Mexico (and other parts of the world) to remember and pray for friends and family who have died. This is a close up of a much larger group in the same display.

Remember, head over to the wanderlust ATLANTA Facebook Page to see more photos....

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