Scarecrows of Luscher Farm-Lake Oswego Oregon

After 3 heady days of great speakers and great gardens at HPSO Study Weekend (more about this event in future posts) I had a couple of 'wind-down' days with relatives in Lake Oswego before heading home. My agenda included a visit to Rogerson Clematis Garden, which was located only a couple miles from where I was staying . No trip to RCG is complete without a stroll around the adjacent Luscher Farm Community Garden , where there is, I am told,  always a waiting list for plots.There is a robust mixture of flower gardens and edibles with bucolic farm-y views in every direction.
 And it appears that scarecrows are A Thing. I took several hundred photos on this trip, and coming on the heels of Garden Bloggers Fling Denver my external hard drive where I store all my images is nearly full and will not accommodate my Portland photos from HPSO study weekend. Before I left for that event I ordered a new, larger storage external drive which I will install this upcoming weekend For now, the scarecrows will have to do !

 There were so many of them, all decked out in festive garden-wear that I wondered if there was some sort of an award competition for 'Best Performance by a Scarecrow', but a search of their website was inconclusive.
 I will not, nor will I ever use the term 'whimsy' in connection with this or anything else for that matter. I'm whimsey-phobic. I prefer to describe these scarecrows as hippies. If you have ever attended a love-in in the late 60's I'm pretty sure you can embrace this description, although I didn't notice any roach-burns on their ensembles.
 For some reason this one reminded me of Tim Curry.




 




 These were slightly disturbing, however the shades helped. Sunbathing disembodied heads.



Skaters.





 I have a giant backlog of blogworthy garden visits, and since I have a break in travel for the next several weeks I hope to share some great gardens.2019 has been an excellent  garden tour year so far.




Comments

  1. I loved these scarecrows. I've often wanted to put a scarecrow out in my garden, for no reason other than to dress it up in funky clothes like these. I'm very much looking forward to seeing your photos from the Fling and from the Study Weekend, so hurry up and get them sorted. I'm glad it sounds like you enjoyed the Portland gardens.

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    1. Well, I successfully installed my new external hard drive so things are moving forward ! I can only imagine what you might come up with as a costumes for your scarecrow !

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  2. What a great way to express creativity and have fun in the garden. I bet it provides the avian residents with hours of entertainment. Look forward to hearing about the Gardener's Fling.

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    1. There were many more than those I posted here -and the allotment plots were excellent as well !

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  3. "I will not, nor will I ever use the term 'whimsy' in connection with this or anything else for that matter. I'm whimsy-phobic" GOD BLESS YOU! The only thing worse than whimsy is when something whimsical beckons. Barf. Fun scarecrows. I bet there's not a crow around for miles.

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    1. Perhaps I had a bit of whimsy before I became cynical-though come to think of it I'm not sure I ever was not cynical. Except when it comes to plants !

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  4. Definitely a Thing! My favorite was the one in flower-covered blue overalls with the lily corsage.

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    1. I was partial to that one myself Kris !

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