Sunday, September 02, 2012

Centennial Scarecrows

Last weekend, Sunnyvale, a city here in the Silicon Valley, celebrated its 100th year anniversary. Although it had been in existence decades before, it was not formally incorporated until 1912. The town was originally known for farming and orchards, later for a fruit packing factory and an iron works plant, and today, for its high-tech industry.

For its centennial celebration, the city invited organizations, families, companies, ...etc. to create a scarecrow that best represents the city's history. Some scarecrows were cheerful, some were odd, and a few quite frightening. I do not know who won, but you can judge for yourself.


- Karen

11 comments:

llandudnopictures said...

Great idea and some great looking scarecrows. I'll bet there weren't many crows to be found!

cocomino said...

It sounds a very fun event. I wish that I could join it. Have a great day.

rainfield61 said...

The scarecrows are not frightening but funny.

Jenny Woolf said...

I have seen quite a few scarecrow collections - they seem to be popular these days - but the ones you have photographed are much more interesting than most. They are, in fact, pretty creepy, I'm just imagining them coming to life!
There used to be a children's series I used to read as a kid that had a scarecrow character come to life. It terrified me!!!

lina said...

They sure are some pretty interesting looking scarecrows!

James Wei said...

These scarecrows do look surely amazing and interesting.

Filip and Kristel said...

These are certainly not the typical wooden crosses.

Greetings,
Filip

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I love open ended contests. Great scarecrows.

EastCoastLife said...

I prefer a funny or an adorable scarecrow. I watched a Japanese horror movie about a scarecrow coming alive and killing the owner and his family of a farm. It was terrifying. *tremble*

La Principessa Errante said...

What a kick!

de engineur said...

Hehe the white-faced 'guy' doesn't look like a scarecrow at all.
Picture wise I like the colour saturation, they look vibrant!