During the month of October The Plains was displaying an imaginative collection of scarecrows throughout their small village. It was another excellent reason to stop and have a meal at one of their small restaurants and afterwards stroll around viewing the creations. There were more than I have pictured below but these are the ones we liked best.
These displays all made it through Hurricane Sandy so they must have been taken indoors or protected during the storm. We were so pleased to see them intact after those horrendous winds.
I also had to find time to put up my fall decorations so while Mum was sorting out some of her purchases one afternoon I got out the boxes.
I had wanted Mum to witness a good old American storm but we weren't expecting a superstorm like Sandy. Because we'd not read any newspapers or watched hardly any TV, we were living in our own little world and only found out about the impending storm from the wool shop in The Plains.
The morning didn't reveal much damage. Thankfully our trees had been spared and as I walked about it seemed only Stuart had been walloped, with a coat of soggy leaves.