This post is a little late, but you know, that’s me. 🙂 We managed to start decorating a little earlier this year than last year, and we managed to add a few more decorations this year. Mostly we decided that our front walk is a bit dark, so we found some light-up decorations to spice things up. We put up some orange and purple “xmas lights” lights over the garage:
They were only up for for less than a week, but since we left up the gutter hooks from last xmas, they were very quick to put up and take down. And it gave Dave and excuse to see how the solar panels are doing.
Our other illuminating addition was a series of cheap plastic light-up pumpkin heads on stakes:
They served their purpose admirably. And that reminds me! I transplanted the allysum and chrysanthemums to border the front walk here. The chrysanthemums had already been transplanted earlier this year in around the lavender, but the lavender suddenly decided to have a growth spurt so things were looking crowded. They’re still going strong, though they are overdue for some deadheading. Hurray for “annuals” when it never freezes. 🙂 Here’s the front walk from the other end:
That one allysum in the front looks like it won’t survive the transplant. And I need to sweep the walkway. Sigh. But everything was looking pretty halloweeny, huh? Here’s a closer view of the front patio:
It looks more or less like last year, though we did upgrade the ghosts from the “rags and sharpie” things we had before:
And we did add a last-minute giant spider web to go with our giant spider:
I wish I could say I was talented enough to tie together a spiderweb out of yarn, but I found it in the clearance section already pre-tied. Much easier.
Anyway, we had a good halloween and we have some leftover candy to enjoy, so we’re all happy here.