There were all of the usual suspects...
This one was titled "Who Will Scare the Corn?" I think that's a pretty valid question.
In this representation of Frida Kahlo by Montessori students, her skirt is made from bottlecaps.
Perhaps my favorite, Marie Antoinette loses her head over pie. I lose my head over pie, too.
The Girl Scouts were heavily represented, which makes my cookie-lovin' heart so very happy.
As well as technology...
At the heart of it all truly is the motherboard.
Jack Sparecrow, of course.
I'm deducting 30 points for shear creepiness factor of such a realistic face. Forget the crows, this scared the crap out of me. Back to Hogwarts with you, Harry Potter!
Annnndddd this was only 2 of the nearly half dozen Frozen characters on display. Do you want to build a scarecrow? Yes, apparently.
In addition to Harry Potter, there was also this creepy dude...
And zombies, of course. Because it's 2014 and why wouldn't you have zombies? My question is, why was there only one? Overdone? Or no one else brave enough to whip out a zombie for the children's garden?
But all of this leads up to the 3 I've saved for last.
King Kong, baby! There is so much right with this and yet I'm not sure it would scare a single crow.
Louisville Bats represent! Complete with a mini-Slugger bat, which they give you at the end of the Slugger Museum tour in downtown Louisville. But as they warn at the beginning of the tour, bats are not allowed in carry-on baggage. You may stab someone with your No. 2 pencil but thou shalt not beat anyone senseless with a mini Slugger.
Upon further review, I think y'all need to see the crazy bat eyes on this thing. This is the stuff from which my nightmares are made.
I know, right?
And last, but definitely not least...
I bring you...Scaredypants.
I would like to especially direct your attention to
There were others, all very worthy of mention but I need to move on. Obviously, if you are in the Nashville area and want to get some autumn on your agenda, the path of scarecrows is a great addition!
Cheekwood was originally the private residence of Nashville's Cheek Family. It's a 30,000 square foot Georgian-style mansion that has been converted into a museum. The first floor rooms are all decorated in period-style furnishings, offering a glimpse into the daily life of Leslie and Mabel Cheek. The second floor houses an extensive art collection, including traveling exhibits (currently they are showing the limestone sculptures of a former slave). According to our docent (who was quite knowledgeable but a bit of a snooze...to put it nicely), the Cheekwood Art Museum is home to Nashville's largest permanent art collection, which is surprising, considering the Frist Art Museum is right down the street. Apparently, the Frist only shows traveling exhibits. The house itself is also considered part of the art collection. You can't take pictures inside, but there are plenty of opportunities for picturesque shots on the balcony and in the surrounding gardens.
at least it's unique. Even if it is AT&T. Bleh.
But wait...let's go back to Cheekwood for a moment...
After the family coffee business sold, Mr. Leslie Cheek used his money to buy the land and build the house where Cheekwood now sits. By the way, Cheekwood is a combination of Leslie and Mabel's last names. I think it's a brilliant idea and I've already decided that when Neal and I purchase our land on which to build a country estate, I'm calling it Milrake.
There are numerous gardens surrounding the house, as well as a puppet stage where they were holding a show as we started our home tour. We sort of skipped past all of them as our crepes ran out and pangs of hunger kicked in. Something to do on the next visit, perhaps...
(Temporary art with a sign that says "Please do not remove the sticks"...because if every person took a stick...)
(Can you spot the selfie of a selfie?)