Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Meet Sid

I have been looking out the back window of the mouse-house and visualizing a scarecrow where the perennials were so today was the day to build him.

It didn't take long. Less than an hour.
Stuff those pants. 

The hat once belonged to my father.
He'd have a laugh at this.
Is a nose required?
He was fun to build and...
he's a chunky fella.

Now I need one of my resident crows to sit on his arm to finish the look.

And since they aren't usually very co-operative, I will start looking for a fake one.

I named him Sid and now I look forward to the grandittles meeting him.

 October by Robert Frost
O hushed October morning mild,
Thy leaves have ripened to the fall;
Tomorrow’s wind, if it be wild,
Should waste them all.
The crows above the forest call;
Tomorrow they may form and go.
O hushed October morning mild,
Begin the hours of this day slow.
Make the day seem to us less brief.
Hearts not averse to being beguiled,
Beguile us in the way you know.
Release one leaf at break of day;
At noon release another leaf;
One from our trees, one far away.
Retard the sun with gentle mist;
Enchant the land with amethyst.
Slow, slow!
For the grapes’ sake, if they were all,
Whose leaves already are burnt with frost,
Whose clustered fruit must else be lost—
For the grapes’ sake along the wall.

As the autumn settles in the leaves are changing fast. Is there anything more beautiful than the brilliant colours of the maple tree?

Well. how about this...

                                                                   Cats in Autumn

I'm joining Share Your Cup at hugs, Deb


  1. Sid is awesome!
    just had to pin the cat, too adorable

    thanx for sharing

  2. Sid certainly looks like he belongs there.

  3. Does the retired guy know you've been in another man's pants?
    Sid looks great; no nose needed!

    1. Haha...he seldom looks at my blog. ;-)

  4. haha great scarecrow ...looks very well fed !
    Gail x

  5. Love Sid! And Robert Frost ( I share his last name :) That last photo stole my heart <3 Have a lovely day! xo Karen

  6. Cute Scarecrow! I bet the crows will get a good laugh out of that one :) Lil' Bud and Dave will catch themselves chuckling, too, I bet!!!

    Glenda in Kansas where I am darn ready for fall.

  7. He's wonderful! What a pumpkin head! hahaha....

  8. An appropriate poem!

    I wonder what the birds and squirrels will make of it.

  9. Sid is wonderful! He makes me smile. I love scarecrows. I'm jealous. Summer has returned here. YUK!
    Hugs and purrs....

  10. Sid turned out great, Deb! What a fun, Fall decoration for your yard.
    I'm so sorry about the passing of your Aunt Francis. I loved seeing the picture of the both of you.

  11. Fun, I love Sid. And a perfect name too. :-)

  12. The kids are going to love Sid! I do too! I do hope a crow lands on his arm, that would be perfect!

  13. Perfect scarecrow! The hat finishes it wonderfully! -Jenn

  14. What a big ole' handsome guy he is! Marvelous job and you simply had the perfect spot for him! No that's probably THE most fun part of fall!

  15. Deb, Sid is such a handsome brut and I love the hat! Your grands will love him. It's been a few years since I've built a scarecrow. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  16. Very cool! GO, SID! (Very festive and really adorable!)