Saturday, October 28, 2023

Halloween walk

It's been a while since I shared a taste of my neighbours' Halloween decorating finesse, so you might need to brace yourselves. Some of these are scary!

Starting small, here.

Inflatable ghosts: always a popular choice, and you can dress them up or down for scary as the need arises.

Skeletons and spiders are also thick on the ground, or rather, trees. Ambitious decorators often have them crawling all over their houses... I've spotted two now with skeletons trying to get in through the upstairs windows. Creepy!

But... is anything creepier than a clown? 

This guy stands about eight feet tall... and his eyes light up red at night. Between him and the tree skeleton this place is not exactly welcoming. Maybe that's the point?

Also not welcoming: the giant Scream inflatable brandishing a knife at anybody who dares approach the driveway. I took this from a safe distance, so as not to terrify.

Didn't even try to minimize the horror of this 10-foot inflatable. I know, I know, I could be showing you something that's 10 INCHES tall, after cutting out all the reference elements like car and house number. But trust me, this thing is heart-stopping, unless it's lost its air and is sprawled flat over the lawn, which is how it spends at least 12 hours of every day.

Okay if the others didn't scare you...

Like, there wasn't even any wind when I took this photograph.

(I kid. It was super blustery.)

We need a palate cleanser now so I'm gonna finish up our tour with my favourite.

It doesn't quite show here, but Skullface's mouth has some depth, enough to accommodate a large sleepy dog or perhaps a lady who's walked a long way and can't wait to get home to snuggle up on her sofa. I have never impersonated such a person or asked anyone to take a picture of me in this monster's mouth, but I think about it every. single. time.

Okay, the sun's shining here and I should get out into it. Hope you're getting out for something fun this weekend too! Thanks for joining me and I'll see you next week.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Tuning in from England to enjoy these great Halloween scenes. Thanks, Mary! Brings back memories of Toronto trick or treating many moons ago....