It’s hard to say who was the most creeped out – the scarecrow (after all, he’s chained to a post, so he can’t run away) or me when we suddenly found ourselves face to face. We shouldn’t jump to conclusions based only on appearances – he may be a jolly nice chap who just happens to look like a killer zombie.
After all, he spends his days on a worthy cause, guarding blackberries and sunflowers in a small allotment (part of a community garden). I don’t imagine birds are as superstitious as humans, but I can’t see many of us risking his ire by stealing his crop – not when we can find raspberries and blackberries growing wild in almost every hedgerow!
If (unlike me) you relish creepy things, don’t miss this week’s photo challenge – but beware – some of these pictures should come with a government health warning!