Monday, October 14, 2013

Festively adorned, the falling leaves and simple good fun

- Someone put a replica of The Bird Girl in the park in which I walk in most weekend mornings.  There was a festival there this past weekend, so she was given some flowers and a blue painted pumpkin to adorn her for the festivities.  The original bird girl sculpture achieved notoriety from the book cover of "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" by John Berendt.

- The park is beautiful with the season change.  And the walk was lovely in the crisp October morning air.  Someone nearby even had a wood fire burning.  We walked first and then strolled through the festival booths.  Here was my favorite:

- The winners of the pumpkin carving contest.  :)  Intricate job there on the left and it won first prize.  It was nice to shut the troubles of the world out for a while and enjoy simple good fun such as this.


Granny Annie said...

You are making me so happy about the arrival of Autumn. I shared a message with you on FB with a pumpkin carving by Katherine Plumer.

TALON said...

Some people can carve pure magic into pumpkins. Oh, I'd love to walking through that beautiful park today. :)

Joanne said...

Wow, those carved pumpkins are IMPRESSIVE.

Susan Kane said...

The 1st prize pumpkin was amazing. Great skills!

Lee said...

I loved that still sits here here upon one of my bookcases surrounded by its many mates!

Fireblossom said...

I love jack o lanterns!

OldLady Of The Hills said...

I remember the statue from the film, too...I loved that Clint Eastwood used it at the end of the film under the credits...
That one Pumpkin is AMAZING!! They are all amazing, actually...Fall is here! And you are so right---we need things to get some relief from the insanity of what is happening now here and everywhere.

Riot Kitty said...

I can't even imagine having talent like that! I love the blue pumpkin, too.

I'm just going to draw on mine with a sharpie.

Sparkling Red said...

I've never seen a blue pumpkin before! I love it!

Lynn said...

Granny Annie -

I saw it - wonderful artwork on those pumpkins!

Talon -

Absolutely magic! I will be in about 3.5 hours.

Joanne -

I think so, too.

Lynn said...

Susan -

Truly an artist there, I think.

Lee -

Me, too - I have a signed copy.

FB -

Me, too!

Lynn said...

Naomi -

Me, too - there was such a mystical quality to it.

The government shut down is making me crazy. So I'm trying to ignore it, but it is hard.

Riot Kitty -

Me, too - sharpies rule!

Sparkling Red -

Someone was very crafty there.

Sara said...

That pumpkin is really creative, but also a bit scary. I wonder how the little kids might feel about it once it lit up:~)

We've only had a few days where I can feel the chill of Autumn. That's my favorite walking time and I'm really looking forward to it.

I liked the what people left at The Bird Girl, especially the blue pumpkin:~)

LL Cool Joe said...

I've noticed how the air has changed recently and one my favourite smells is a bonfire.

Snaggle Tooth said...

Cool history about the sculptures original, n decs too-

Looks like a great spot for a walk n festival.

Good work on those nifty pumpkin carvings!

Betty Manousos said...

that park looks so inviting. i'd certainly enjoy walking through that place.

oh, those carved pumpkins are awesome! that blue pumpkin is amazing, too.

have a great day~

big, big hugs!