And My Favorite Scarecrow Of The Day Is…

The Scarecrow Factory at Pioneer Days has become quite a tradition in Elk Grove Village. This family event is held every September. The Garden Club has sooooo much fun watching and helping everyone with their scarecrows. Creativity abounds! Here I present to you my absolute favorite scarecrow of the day. More pictures soon.

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Make A Scarecrow With Us!

Tradition. That is what our annual Garden Club Scarecrow Factory has turned into. Maybe not Fiddler on the Roof style tradition, but close. It’s just so much fun for child-sized kids and adult-sized kids to make a scarecrow. The Elk Grove Garden Club had enough supplies for about 120 scarecrows at our factory last year. . . . → Read More: Make A Scarecrow With Us!

Go To The Fall Color Festival at Morton Arboretum

Morton Arboretum is always a favorite fall destination for me. Our last fall visit to Morton was so idyllic that I named the subsequent posting Normal Rockwell Moments At Morton Arboretum. Cathy Hosek recently sent me these scarecrow pictures from their Scarecrow Trail, which reminded me to tell you about their Fall Color Festival. Activities . . . → Read More: Go To The Fall Color Festival at Morton Arboretum

Pioneer Day Scarecrows

We are having a wonderful fun-filled autumn. So much so that I’m a bit behind on getting these Pioneer Day pictures posted. As you may have read in my last posting, I had quite the to-do list this last week. I love crossing things off my to-do list; however, maybe I should just put . . . → Read More: Pioneer Day Scarecrows

Pioneer Day – The First Scarecrow Picture

It begins! I have some great pictures to share with you from Elk Grove Village’s Pioneer Day. I still need to sort through them, so for now I offer you just this one. Well, just these two. Or does it count as one because both pictures are in one. I’m so confused.

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Zone 5 – Favorites On The 5th – You Can Make A Scarecrow With Us

I welcome you to ‘Zone 5 – Favorites on the 5th’. I post on the 5th of every month, redirecting visitors to a favorite posting relative to zone 5. Today we will travel back in time to a day when families played together. A day when a fun family activity did not require an IPOD, . . . → Read More: Zone 5 – Favorites On The 5th – You Can Make A Scarecrow With Us

The Fast And Easy Halloween Pumpkin, And The Sycamore Pumpkin Festival

We are getting down to the wire – 3 days till Halloween. If you haven’t made your Halloween pumpkin yet, let me help. Well, let me clarify that. I’m not really going to come over and ‘help’. I am going to make it easy for you to get through this though. The pumpkin we made . . . → Read More: The Fast And Easy Halloween Pumpkin, And The Sycamore Pumpkin Festival

Normal Rockwell Moments At Morton Arboretum

It was like a Normal Rockwell painting. Autumn leaves slowly swaying back and forth during their descent; a crunchy-crackly-kickable layer already covering the ground. Ghost and goblin costumed children laughing as they rolled down hills. A not so very scary maze decorated with spiders and cob webs, with even more children scampering throughout. Mike & . . . → Read More: Normal Rockwell Moments At Morton Arboretum

We Know How To Run A Scarecrow Factory

Ok, so it wasn’t a little rain. The folks running Pioneer Day in Elk Grove Village could boast they had a lot of rain. This is not something that you want to boast about. An outdoor event that can boast ‘rain’ can generally add ‘nobody came’.

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Autumn Abundance And Scarecrows

How can it be that today is September 20th? Summer has come, and summer has gone.

Already, my garden screams AUTUMN. The garden has an overall appearance of being less tended at this point. That’s because it is. That’s because I like it that way in the fall. There are spent blooms with seeds . . . → Read More: Autumn Abundance And Scarecrows