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The Last Straw

By pamelajean
My contribution for Silly Sunday.
Scarecrow Festivals are held in a number of towns and villages across the UK and are a fun way to involve the community and provide stimulus to local tourism. It was a grand annual event when I lived on Hayling Island so I thought I'd show you a few of the amusing entries.
To help find the hundreds of stuffed characters, a special Scarecrow Trail is created for visitors to try and spot all the creations made by the Islanders.
There are awards for the best scarecrows in a number of categories, and locals make the scarecrows for display in gardens, rooftops, shops and even at the local police station.
Inevitably, some get vandalised, which is very sad.
V1: a couple gardening.
V2: drunk in a hammock.
V3: children escaping from a nursery school.
V4: girl climbing a wall.


Tags: Competition Hampshire Hayling island Scarecrow festival Humour and fun Straw figures

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hankfoto 7 1 United States
2 Jun 2013 3:03PM
Great peace. It looks like an itchy project. But worth it.GrinGrinGrin

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franken Plus
15 4.3k 4 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2013 3:05PM
These are brilliant Pamela.

Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
2 Jun 2013 3:07PM
I love the stunning blonde amongst the flowers in V1 Smile Great and funny images Pamela !! All the kids escaping is also a lovely one Smile
psu68 4 1 2 United States
2 Jun 2013 3:10PM
These are great fun - wish we had something like this where I live. Really like that you seem to have been standing very close to the subject, and used a wider angle to make your capture - going to try this technique first chance.
2 Jun 2013 3:14PM
These are a brilliant set of images
Alda 4 70 30 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2013 3:33PM
How wonderful GrinGrinGrinGrin
saltireblue Plus
7 7.2k 33 Norway
2 Jun 2013 3:42PM
Marvellous, imaginative scenarios, Pamela...what an amusing hoot...(gawd, luv a duck, how very upper class that sounded). It's great that people are inspired to do this kind of entertaining artwork.

brownsilent 10 7 2 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2013 3:50PM
well, these people have a great phantasy!
Superb images of a great idea.
jdinne 14 16 England
2 Jun 2013 4:47PM
A great set Pamela my favourite been the composition of V4. Wonderful.

cats_123 Plus
13 4.7k 28 Northern Ireland
2 Jun 2013 5:03PM
V3 Smile Smile Smile Smile
woolybill1 Plus
11 22 70 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2013 5:06PM
All of a sudden Scarecrow festivals are popping up all over the place - and a jolly good thing, too. A new form of folk art, community participation and (as in V2) community spirit Wink
These are excellent photographs, too!
johnke 4 223 15
2 Jun 2013 5:16PM
Ha ha ha Pamela a stunning very colorful set, silly sunday it is, beautiful clarity and color depth...John
CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2013 5:46PM
These are great fun, what a wonderful setSmile
Now these I do like , good fun and so well captured.
helenlinda Plus
10 344 22 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2013 6:40PM
A great set of photos Pamela - I am drawn to v3 with the children being helped over from the other side - great stuff [ or stuffing in this case]WinkWinkWink
netta1234 5 382 2 Wales
2 Jun 2013 6:58PM
These are brilliant pamelaSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
2 Jun 2013 7:07PM
A fantastic set of fun images Pamela, what a bunch of colourful characters you've captured on camera for us.
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2013 7:45PM
Love the bikini topWink

Excellent !!!

RonnieAG Plus
7 154 118 Scotland
2 Jun 2013 7:53PM
You've caught me so well at V 2, Pamela: great set of these clever scarecrows, and I love the humour in V 3.
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2013 8:43PM
Hilarious. I trust that Ronnie is referring to your capture of him in V2.
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2013 9:06PM
Such fun, ALL brilliant and well captured Pamela
but rather like V1 and the swing V2
AnnChown Plus
7 202 1 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2013 9:13PM
These festivals are such fun and so creative. We used to have a scarecrow festival but it didn't happen last year. Love v2 - a perfect way to spend the day! Smile
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
2 Jun 2013 9:45PM
These are very , very cool!
Tish1 Plus
4 16 3 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2013 1:16AM
Brilliant! absolutely brilliant!!!!

3 Jun 2013 7:58AM
A fabulous set Pamela but v3 is my favSmile
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 11 England
3 Jun 2013 2:09PM
Absolutely super! And what a wonderful set, Pamela, love 'em all, but think my fave is V2 Wink
Trev Smile
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
3 Jun 2013 7:50PM
A brilliant set of images Pamela - V2 for me - drunk in a hammock sounds very appealing.Smile
5 3 8 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2013 9:23PM
I love em all but my fav character is the lovely coloured one in V4WinkGrinGrinGrinGrin
4 Jun 2013 1:36AM
Love em all.....John
PaulLiley 8 2 13 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2013 7:26AM
Great set. Like 3 the best. paul
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
5 Jun 2013 9:47AM
1 and 4 I like best, well composed and framed.
xwang 8 56 8
6 Jun 2013 11:21PM
Beautiful set with wonderful colour and detail....
I quite like V3Grin
Rende 10 38 4 Netherlands
7 Jun 2013 6:20PM
Wonderful series Pamela; I especially like V3 Smile
Super scarecrow set.. A lot of work goes into making these.. Nicely observed
Mavis Plus
15 143 2 England
9 Jun 2013 5:16PM
Can you imagine all the hard work that is gone into each figure ? So creative & great fun xx

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