Yes, it is that time again, when I would like to share some of the neighborhood decorations with you all.
I took a stroll yesterday afternoon well before sunset (which was when a strangely strong rain storm arrived.)
It was warm enough to leave coats at home, and for some children to be wearing their Halloween costumes as they giggled their way past the scary sights.
Some of the buildings went for a harvest theme.
Others brought out lots of cobwebby effects...
furry black spiders...
and skeletons. Some skeletons had dressed up for the occasion.
Some kept it simple.
The entrance ways to many buildings provide great decorating possibilities.
Lamp posts get a touch of orange, and a swinging someone.
Some characters just chill out on the front steps, watching the world go by.
What a welcome at this building.
At some addresses, the decorating was still underway.
Jack o'Lanterns were to be found here and there.
Yellow police tape warned of the danger of sugar.
Some cobwebs had a minty green tinge...or was it moldy?
Some pirates had landed in the neighborhood.
An unobtrusive doorway took on a different look.
Oh, look up there ... just outside that window!
These Jack o'Lanterns had been on duty overnight.
I am glad that I took these photographs before the early evening rain passed through the area. I'm not sure what might have happened to those cobwebs.
Another spooky neighbor keeping an eye on the passersby.
This decoration went for a rustic, rather than scary effect.
As did this building's entrance.
Ahhh, but don't get too relaxed, because this chap is just a few feet away.
Jolly witches getting ready for a night flight, hoping to some day join the Rocketts chorus line at Radio City Music Hall.
Here's a dapper fellow, enjoying the afternoon.
I would take that warning very seriously!
I thought the above cob webbing was quite odd, because it truly served as a barricade to the stairs leading up to the doorway.
A little bit of everything got hung up outside this building.
Sometimes, less is more. Do note the skull wreath on the window.
I am hoping that you all have enjoyed seeing these Halloween city views. I thought I would finish up with some jolly photographs of some children who'd dressed up for their afternoon walk.
A sweet young lady was lifting the really little ones up so that they could actually touch the furry spiders nestled in the tree. Not sure that I would have been brave enough at their age!
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