i know many of you have been looking forward all month so see what my neighbor bret has cooked up for this year’s halloween display, so i’ve organized some photos of his house and yard for my post today.
each year, bret rotates his holiday displays throughout the winter months, but focuses on gardening and flowers during the summer. so this first effort of the decorating season makes a big splash with us—no one on the block even attempts to compete, heh.
scary lane begins just beyond the crooked little fence at the front of bret’s lawn. we must watch carefully as we creep, so as not to trip over bones rising from the grass
to our left, grinning goblins dressed for halloween dancing line the path
this fierce skull and crossbones may scare off the faint of heart, but if you continue back into the gloom, you will be amply rewarded with enough ghost sitings to last a long while in your imagination
back and back we creep, into the gloom and indeed, there they are.
during the evenings when the weather is nice, delighted shrieks from the neighbor kids can be heard as they run through the front garden and up into the porch, scaring themselves silly, haha (remember that?), while their parents wait on the sidewalk, chatting with bret and connie.
there are many, many skeletons, too, in all manner of attire, some of which dance in horrible, cackling laughter on the darkest nights.
bats fly around the heads of those brave enough to cross the threshold of the porch.
my favorite skeletons are the gruesome bride and groom pair, decked out in ragged finery on their special day, complete with horrifically happy countenances.
open the door of the old outhouse and be surprised by another skelghost, looking none too happy to see you.
this delights the vulture perched above.
at the very back, the pièce de résistance—the rising skel monster
grounded for a few days earlier this week, due to high winds and lashing rains, he was this morning back on his high mast, overlooking the block
in all his glory, the master of his domain
in fact, the weather this week prevented me from getting the night photos we love so much—bret had to turn them off during the hard rainfall. then i was away the last three nights, so i missed them when they went back on. hopefully, i’ll get a few tonight to add here at the end.
what i did manage to get for the first time is a great picture of bret himself, surrounded by his favorite pieces.
he’s entirely pleased that you enjoy his holiday displays so much.