We don't usually decorate for Halloween. Not because we don't get into it, but because we are fundamentally lazy about decorations in general (ask us how many times we have put up a Christmas tree).
This year I decided to take advantage of the fact that our front hedge is crowded with Bermuda grass. I went to the store and bought some plastic limbs, and arranged them in horrifying poses:
It's actually a bit too subtle in the dark, I think, but in the daylight if you are walking by it might just strike you that that looks like....
Maybe the score is Roses-1, Gardener-0.
And just to show how over-achieving we're being this year, we carved a pair of pumpkins:
Our favourite smiley. And how to turn a pumpkin into a root vegetable:
Ah, Unix jokes. We crack ourselves up.
OK, so we've got nothing on the Neumanskys, who do a multimedia song and dance number every October. I went down to their house to take some nice high-quality photos of their display for them, and let's just say that we're never going to reach that sort of level of attention to detail.
But I think with a little planning and a decent casting table (not to be confused with a casting couch, of course), I can make some very weird and interesting decorations for next year.
posted by ayse on 10/31/10