Halloween decorations walk a fine line between tacky and cool. Let's face it, how elegant can we make a spider or monster surrounded by cobwebs and hanging from a front door. It seems, though, that one of our neighbors has conquered the art quite masterfully by integrating the monsters and spiders into the landscape in a way that is both creative and in good taste. Madison Avenue move over.
I don't know how much time he and his son spend planning the whole thing but I can tell you that everything comes together in less than 48 hours. I know, I watched him. I go by his house practically every day and take note of what's new or sprouting in his garden. The landscaping around his house is beautiful and immaculate. The man is an artist. Just this afternoon at 5 o'clock he was in the garden putting on the finishing touches while his son helped with the lights and background music. Oh yes, there is music, scary and otherwise. By tomorrow afternoon the yard will be spotless again and he will start planning for Thanksgiving and Christmas. We are so lucky to have people like him in this world.
These photos were taken late afternoon. If you look closely, you can see him in some of the photos hanging spider webs he makes himself. Talk about creativity and dedication ...
|These are some of the best and most realistic monsters I've ever seen. Some of them speak!|
|The ghosts are made by him. The heads underneath are pumpkins.|
|About two weeks ago, the hands suddenly appeared in the garden and then nothing. I thought that was all he was going to do this year until ladders made their appearance this weekend. He likes to tease us that way...|
|Here is another of the talking monsters. She greeted you at the entrance|
I went back around nine o'clock and this is what was waiting for me. The quality of the photos is pathetic but I was using the little camera with no flash.
|The talented and gracious host between my daughter and his date|
|One of the front windows of the house|
|No, Coco is not part of the decor...although the Sous Chef would be delighted to see her mummified.|
|I've been waiting for you...|
|Guess who has your keys!|
|Not much left!|
On to Thanksgiving...