Their ancestors worked. They started as a pair of poles with rags meant to flap in the breeze. And scare away birds from the garden or field.
You don’t see many of them at work today. Occasionally you will find a descendent in the form of light silver disks on a wire. I’m not sure how effective they are. Do they really keep the birds away from the berries long enough for the humans to harvest ripe ones?
This trio – I’m thinking papa and two kids — furnish a bright spot in the neighborhood. They signal an owner fond of Halloween. Come — ring my doorbell on October 31. Wear a costume. Tell a joke. Smile. Remember to say “Thank You” as you skip off to the next door with a porch light turned on.
Return tomorrow for Writer Wednesday — An introduction to Castle Gate Press