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For the last few years, I’ve been obsessed with The Harvester, a type of scarecrow that I’ve been seeing a lot of lately. What I love about him is how organic he can look. The best type of Halloween decorations are simple and frightening without being grotesque, and that’s what I wanted for the front yard of our little farmhouse–the harvester come to life.
Andy made one using sticks, branches, an old shredded black sheet, and a carved funkin for the head. It’s an eerie sentinel reaching out to any trick-or-treaters who dare enter our yard on Halloween night. It’s perfect and reminds me of the following poem:
“I saw old Autumn in the misty morn
Stand shadowless like silence, listening
To silence, for no lonely bird would sing
Into his hollow ear from woods forlorn,
Nor lowly hedge nor solitary thorn; —
Shaking his languid locks all dewy bright
With tangled gossamer that fell by night,
Pearling his coronet of golden corn.”
As always, thanks for stopping by!
Have a spooky weekend!