Even when summer refuses to let go of its grip and allow fall to bring in its cooler temperatures and changing leaves, there are still a few signs of the season Boiseans can look forward to.
Among them is the plethora of scarecrows that show up at the Idaho Botanical Garden in October, like a horde of slightly creepy, slightly whimsical sentries standing guard over the garden.
This year, more than 30 scarecrows designed by schools, businesses and individuals from around the community will go on display beginning Monday, Oct. 1, and running through Halloween.
This is the fifth year IBG has hosted the event, which encourages the public to stroll along garden paths to check out the scarecrows. This year, the theme for the event is Figures from History, so, no, you won't be imaging things if you think a scarecrow looks strangely like Queen Elizabeth or Rosa Parks.
Scarecrows will be judged by both a panel of judges and the public, and awards will be handed out in November. The public can cast its votes throughout October when visiting the garden.