Six word Saturday

Jo’s Monday walk and some scarecrows

It's scarecrow time again in the villages

It’s scarecrow time again in the villages

And the ladybird came to the ugly bug ball

And the ladybird came to the Ugly Bug Ball

'Let us crawl, let us crawl...'

‘Let us crawl, let us crawl…’

It's quite a horsey kind of village

It’s quite a horsey kind of village

Exhausting, at times!

Which can be exhausting, at times!

What a beautiful garden for a swim!

What a beautiful garden for a swim!

And, naturally, we're all set for the Tour de France

Naturally, we’re all set for the Tour de France

A disappointed spectator?

Is this a disappointed spectator?

Or is she keeping her eye on the children?

Or is she just keeping her eye on the children?

I thought that was big sister's job!

I thought that was big sister’s job!

But it wouldn't be an English village without a patriotic gnome

It wouldn’t be an English village without a patriotic gnome, now would it?

The scarecrows ‘speak for themselves’ , but I thought I would take this opportunity to introduce my Monday walks page.  I’ve been posting Jo’s Monday walks since March and they’ve had a wonderful response.  I’m very grateful for all your support, and thought it was time I constructed a page to explain a few details.  A click on my new logo will take you to the page.

walking logo

Speaking of logos, you won’t forget to visit Cate at Show My Face, will you?  She’ll be waiting expectantly for your Six word Saturdays.  Whether you’re chasing scarecrows, out walking or just relaxing at home, I hope you have a happy Saturday.



  1. I have seen villages with scarecrows like these on our trips through Austria but never knew if it was a contest or just a tradition that is done each fall. It is fun that villages elsewhere do the same. Thanks for sharing. 😀


  2. Jo, someone’s decapitated the horse’s head, and the poor jokey is bent over, stunned in disbelief….that or he had one or two many pints last night. I’m not missing this fun next year, I’ll be there with my own headless horse! Cheers!


    1. Something for everyone, I think, Madhu 🙂 The bugs were made by a partially sighted lady who was brandishing her scissors in a most dangerous way when we were there.


  3. Jo – the scarecrows were so fun – and Bill and Ben were my fav, but the moods of them varied and you were right – they did speak for themselves….


  4. carissima Giovanna, è passato troppo tempo da che ho avuto il piacere di salutarti l’ultima volta! ti spiegherò i motivi in una e-mail, ora intanto tornerò con piacere a godere dei tuoi post, come sempre divertenti ed interessanti. questa passione per i fantocci è davvero molto simpatica, grazie, un grandissimo abbraccio affettuoso, molto affettuoso

    Dear Joan, it’s been too long since I’ve had the pleasure to say good-bye one last time! We will explain the reasons in an email, now I come back with pleasure while enjoying your posts, as always fun and interesting. this passion for puppets is really very nice, thank you, a huge affectionate hug, very affectionate


    1. Ventis, you have no idea how sad that makes me. But life is life, and it’s for living more than blogging. I have loved your presence here in my world. Take good care of yourself. I return the hugs with much affection, too. 🙂


  5. I just love these scarecrows, Jo. My favourite would have to be the horse rider on the fence – BUT those children playing have so much movement it’s amazing and really well done 😀


    1. The nice thing about the festival is that it gets all the villagers out and chatting in their gardens, Dianne. The Ugly Bug Ball was done by a partially sighted lady who was quite dangerous with the scissors. 🙂


  6. What a wonderful place you live Jo! I love that you see things that most overlook or are too busy to look for in the world and right in our own communities. Thank you for the photos they make me happy! Wishing you a wonderful weekend and I’m looking forward to more of your Monday walks!


    1. It’s always a nice occasion, Tonya. We only managed to get to one of the villages this year, but we’re always made very welcome and people stop to chat. I’m glad I made you happy 🙂 Have a good week!


    1. The owner was busy chatting to me in that garden, Sue. The best of my photos has him just inside the frame. It is a lovely garden with a big lily pond in front and it really made me smile to see the swimmer poised for action. 🙂


  7. Wonderful whimsy! Love Bill and Ben, but also like the garden belonging to the swimmer. Have you posted about this event before Jo? I have a niggling feeling that I have seen some scarecrows like this before, and I’m sure it wasn’t in person.
    Have a good weekend – hope you have some sun! We are a little damp, but who cares when Wimbledon is on (and I know you’ll be watching Rafa as I write this 🙂 )


    1. The villages have a themed scarecrow festival every year, Jude. A competition between Elwick and Castle Eden. I didn’t get to the winner this year (Castle Eden) so imagine how good they must have been! Last year’s theme was Midsummer Night’s Dream and I did quite a long post on it. Time flies, huh? 🙂
      Rafa keeps giving me a scare, but doesn’t he fight back magnificently? 🙂


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