Most gardens have something for each season and here they have a Scarecrow Trail. Just as they had for the Big Bug Exhibit, different groups, schools, businesses, etc., contribute creations. In the winter they will have lights for the holidays and in spring, tulips and other bulbs. I always go to Callaway for the lights and Biltmore for the tulips, but I might try to make it back to Huntsville to see their spring bulbs next year. I need to visit the Atlanta Botanical Garden again, but I have seen their scarecrows and they are usually pretty weird!
I always loved Halloween as a child and I love fall as an adult and I have always loved creativity! I would create a "haunted house" and charge the neighborhood kids a dime to go through it when I was about eight. Today I am sharing my favorite scarecrows from the scarecrow trail....these three witches.
These scarecrows are on display for two months so a lot of thought has to go into the materials used. Some looked like they were having a rough time, but these look like they were just set up after three weeks of exposure. One has a cauldron, one a book and the other is growing a garden.
Their heads are gourds painted green.
Below is a photo of Jason getting in the act with the witches. He is a big fella (about 6 foot 6 inches tall and wears size 18 shoes) so don't let the comparison make the witches look small. They are pretty much life sized (normal size for witches at least.....LOL).