A couple of weeks ago we stopped over at the Florence Griswold Museum.
You know….. the one with that cool Bramble structure in my previous post.
The creativity on the grounds of the museum doesn’t end there.
Various local artists were asked to make a scarecrow of their choice
in the spirit of Halloween and the Fall season.
This first one is a scarecrow that I first saw at Jen’s Wedding which was
held at the Museum. These pictures are from that day…..didn’t think showing you
these on the same time as the wedding pics was the right time.
Green man (as I call him) had to be with his own kind.
The Museum is an impressionist art museum so this
pumpkin man is the perfect homage to the artists
past and present.
I took at lot of pictures of Green man.
I thought he was amazing but at the time I hadn’t seen all the other
ones all over the property.
Found it interesting that they only had a picture
of a bottle of wine??
but if you think about it …it makes sense.
What artist wouldn’t want to paint this view?
Each exhibitor was numbered by a wooden crow and pumpkin marker.
Now I should mention again that we
were here just as they were closing so I never did get a pamphlet of
who’s work was who’s.
I also think you needed to go inside and buy a ticket.
…….we didn't do that either?
This one you could say was the crazy psychedelic man.
Reminds me of Elton John in his younger years.
The glasses are so Elton.
The head on this Lady seemed made from wood but seeing it now
it could have been made from a gooseneck gourd or it could
be one option.
The views of the Lieutenant River.
Huck Finn enjoying a nice nap with his dog.
If they hadn’t been closing I think I would have
joined him for a few ZZZZZ's
Now this structure speaks to the JUNKERS in us.
The wheels seem still attached to the body then a board is centered in the middle.
The head from some machinery part.
The inspiration is from the famous
artist Salvatore Dali ~ Scream
Ok a few more scary people….well not people!
at night in the dark they are…
Come on it’s Halloween!
This scarecrow was more the type you’d see in
a front yard and more do-able for most of us .
I can’t look at this guy without thinking of the movie
The Village from M.A. Shyamalan
Do you remember that movie???
One of my favorites and a must see with a great ending.
If you haven’t seen it, I don’t want to say more and ruin it for you.
If you did see I’d love to hear what you thought of it.
Ok only a few more!!!!
This is a long post…..lots of pictures so I’ll keep the chit chat down to a minimum.
The garden area had it’s own inhabitants.
A few time I caught myself thinking these were real people.
The plastic straws coming out of this gentleman hands should
have tipped me off.
No cell phone for this fella.
LOVE the pocket watches hanging under his umbrella.
A better view of the garden. It was still green then but we've now come close to freezing a few
nights so it's probably more yellow now but the
leaves on the trees must be magnificent.
Maybe tomorrow around lunchtime I might
swing by to check the foliage
Monkshood or aconitum....a underused plant.
and a must if you have vole problems....the whole plant is
poisonous.....and most importantly the roots which is what they eat.
it's BLUE and depending on the variety flowers in the Fall.
Speaking of Blue check out this sky!
Stickmen that greet you at one of the entrances.
One of those things I always think I'd like to try
making until I realize it's not as
easy as it looks to find the right size wood.
Not sure why I'm ending with this painter painting with
his feet........just thought it was cute.
Blogger is telling me that my "post is not saved due to form error"
so I guess that means I'm done and have to publish!!!
I hope!!! would hate to lose the whole thing.
Thanks for lasting thru this long post with too many pictures.
Hope you enjoyed it as much as I
enjoyed sharing it with you.
Pretty soon I feel a blog break coming.
Still so much to do and not enough time to do it in.
You know..... blah blah poor me!!!