Monday, October 13, 2014

my small hometown? ...

It is Tuesday ... and that means one thing.  It is time for a Song~ography link~up!  Each week Kathy has a "fun mash~up of photography and song" ... a visual song, if you will.  It has been a long time since I visited this party ... but so glad to join in again!
Today's song choice is ' Small Town' by John Mellencamp.
I love this song and i love my small hometown.

 I live in the far outskirts of Chicago.  Far enough away from the craziness of the big city ... out in the country on the banks of the river.  
I live in a quaint and proper town with tree lined streets, brick sidewalks, unique small shops and even a delicious pastry and candy shop owned by a world renowned chef. 
It is the kind of town that city dwellers flock to on weekends for great shopping and delectable delights at our restaurants and cafes. 
You will find high fashion walking up and down 3rd street with their adorable children or perfectly groomed pooches. 

But ... once a year my small little town is turned upside down.  The scarecrow fest descends on my small hometown ... along with thousands of people!

"but i've seen it all in a small town
had myself a ball in a small town"
~john mellencamp~
No ... these were no ordinary scarecrows that came to our small town. 
There was the one~eyed one~horned flying purple people eater that stole the show.  He sang, played the guitar and his large one eye rolled all around in his large purple head.
The characters of Alice in Wonderland was a huge hit ... they spun around, poured tea, and balanced tea cups. 
And Olaf and Sven were up to their antics! 
As you can see these were not the scarecrows of yesterday ... the kind I used to make as a child. In fact most of them did not even have a blade of straw. 
But I think my favorite one was a little scarecrow that everyone seemed to over look ... Sometimes think that the little details that are somehow forgotten can hold the most beauty! 
Now the craziness is over ... everyone left ... now my small hometown has returned to normal ... quiet and peaceful ...
just how I love it!

If you have a few moments ... be sure to click here to join in on Kathy's song~ography linky party!

Until next time...


  1. Your small town sounds perfect. The festival looks so much fun.

  2. Looks like a fun celebration, but I'm with you, the simplest little guy is the best!

  3. Oh these are just fantastic! The idea of your last forgotton scarecrow that "the little details are somehow forgotten yet can hold the most beauty"....kinda defines "small town" to me. Their complete charm due to their small details that many do not take the time to appreciate. Keen insight. Thanks for joining in at Song-ography!

  4. Neat shots - although the cyclops gorilla gives me a bit of the creeps!

  5. What a ball that must have been in tour small town! Love the description of your must be nice to live there and to raise children and knowing the neighbours and just feeling good!

  6. That's perfect, quiet and peaceful with a little fun now and then. Lucky you.

  7. Sounds perfectly delightful - and love how you all celebrate.

  8. What fun! I love the little scarecrow too. Adorable!

  9. What fun. I'd like to see that. The Purple People eater was cool and that little guy at the end totally adorable.


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