It would be lovely to have a 3 day weekend every week, wouldn't it?
I savored a slow, chilled weekend with visiting friends. There was no agenda other than eat way too much and drink a little, then, do whatever it was we felt like at the moment. Mostly we felt like sitting on the deck, enjoying the cool breeze, and chit-chatting.
Lately I've been in home improvement mode, and sadly for me, improving the home is almost always deviant, as is my nature. When it came time to think about making a scarecrow for my garden it got me to question what might scare me from eating tasty tomatoes and tender squash. I eventually ruled out a zombies or extraterrestrials in favor of a 3-D inspiration of Edvard Munch's apocalyptic painting "The Scream." I crafted this beauty out of paper mache (of the Mountain Times variety) and plenty of spar varnish over the month of June.
It is theorized that Munch's red sky was inspired by the devastating volcanic explosion of on Krakatoa, which led to eerie crimson skies in the Northern hemisphere during the frigid summer of 1883, often referred to as The Year Without Summer. It is a theory. Nonetheless, I hope it scares the varmits out of my garden;)
In any case, I have done an extensive search on the internets and this is the one and only "The Scream" scarecrow in Valle Crucis and perhaps, anywhere. I did find blow-up dolls, but we won't go there...