Anyone going through Cambria, Harmony or San Simeon during the month of October was treated to more than 400 of the most unique life-size scarecrows ever seen. Many are made by business owners who created scarecrows that portrayed themselves or the product they deal in, a baker, a chef, a doctor, a postman, and so on. Others were made simply to have fun and to compete to be the most creative. This year there were skeletons, witches, dogs, elephant seals, giraffes, trees, burglars, dwarfs, wizards, farmers, monsters and even crows! Some were animated and moved and some, like this dragon, even spewed smoke. If you didn’t get a chance to go see them you can view a few hundred at photobyvivian.com.