I do believe, after all this time, after all we’ve been through together–
–that the headless scarecrow is really dead.
In the beginning, he looked like this:
He was creepy even when he was fresh. (See how we made him here.)
I thought he was gone once before and then–
If you haven’t read that post, you MUST!!! (See Death in the Garden.)
He lived on to become the Fortune Teller in the Garden.
And he stood sentinel over our garden again this year,
Just when I thought he would go on forever and I was going to open a whole section on my website devoted to stories about him– Now this.
You know what this means. In the spring, I get to make a new one! It will be a good scarecrow. A sweet and merry scarecrow. A Suzy Sunshine scarecrow. I can hardly wait! I’m going to have the happiest scarecrow in the land! Nothing like the old scarecrow.
I just hope he doesn’t haunt me.
The way this one does!