It appears that these scenes are on your porch, not sure I've ever seen a view from your street or driveway. Do you detail the setting with all those leaves on your porch or is that not on your porch? Besides all the props it's that kind of detailing that really sells it I think. Amazing!
You have an awesome spot for your haunt. Everything put into one area so the senses can be overwhelmed.I think that is my problem with my haunt. I spread it too far out, and it loses its effect.
Thanks : )Mark, yep, that's the porch.and I try to frame out as much of "reality" as possible. I've found that the more I do this, the less I can stand seeing things like porch beams or brick walls or siding.I'll probably turn into some tiny old man decorating an isolated spot in the woods....to remove the human element. : )We start stealing leaf bags in early October to pour onto the porch...gotta have tons of leaves.
Its almost like your designing a giant diorama. I need a large porch so bad!
I suggested to my wife doing that very thing in nearby woods this summer, which she thought sounded quite insane.... I'm definitely doing it.
Nice photos. I was contemplating taking neighbors bagged leaves for the lawn this year, but passed. Although ours is completely different, I remembering commenting to the husband that we had a great porch for Trick or treat. It was more of a logistics thing than aesthetic, but I'm happy with it.
Did you see Sleepy Hollow last night? Dudes ripped off your scarecrows,man! ;)
nope..didn't see it.I'll look for it ondemand.
I have this mental problem where I look at things more fondly after they have happened. I tend to obsess with everything being perfect when I am actually in the moment. It's very frustrating..You looking back titled triggered this!
Yesssss..Great idea!i feel like i'm in a continuous david lynchian loop...gaaaahh!!. :)
Perfect!Why can't we have two Halloweens a year?
Oh the memories.......Damn I need a front porch.
I have that same pipe dream of finding a really cool spot in the woods where I could install a permanent haunt. I've already turned into the crazy little old lady that collects sticks and bark that are saved every year until the next Halloween.
Also....I love your "Looking Back" idea. It is really cool to get to see the different themes next to each other. They are all truly inspired!!!
You can never move Rot - the front porch is like your stage for everything frightful at the end!
Yes, like Rania says, "Perfection". Some day I would love to see all of your props brought out to do one major diorama. Of course you would need lots of help doing this. I volunteer.
I have some cool neighbors that occasionally leave sticks for me in my front yard. But yeah, always on the look-out for good sticks. Rot, so good man. So good.
It is/will be cool to see how your haunt progresses.
That porch is perfect. Ideal how it kind of creates an enclosed space for centerpiece displays. I love how you've branched into the rest of the yard the last couple years however. As we discuss moving more seriously in the next year, a decent sized porch is high on my list of requirements.
exquisite, Rot. simply exquisite.
Cool idea, Rot. The comparison is neat. I think my favorite so far is lastvyear's....pretty perfect.
That IS an awesome idea. How fun it must be for you to be able to compare the various years. The fantastic porch, well it goes without saying but I have to think that the wonderfully haunted tree in the front had equal draw for you and Bean when you chose this property.
The tree was a major deciding factor....and, sadly, despite my efforts, the old gal is dying. We had so much trimmed off last year...and now blooms are forming on only half of her.I could spit.
ohhhh & i can't wait to see the NEW addition!!.<333it's almost mid april sooooo we're gettin there!!. : )
Rot, don't write off the tree just yet...unless it's leaning over the porch and a hazard. Do you know any tree experts? @girl6....care to elaborate?
october is getting closer & closer Autumnleaf. & soooon we'll be seeing pics of Rot's NEW borns!!. can't wait. <3
yeah...newborn creatures...not newborn anything else : DSadly, the tree experts told me to say goodbye to the tree.He reluctantly agreed to trim the dead limbs. Respected tree company in the area. One of the higher end ones. I told him his bedside manner as appreciated.I'll keep an eye on it and just pray it stays half-alive for another few years.Though 50% dead will take its toll on the rest of the tree no doubt.
i wasn't going to comment on the dying tree because that's rough & there's nothing i can do to make it better. very sorry to hear that news, always so sad to me when trees die. DON'T give up tho, cause who ever really knows what could still happen. <3
Yes, the trees are old friends who cannot be replaced any time soon. I suppose it just might be old age and hopefully not some pathogen in the soil that inhibits planting something else in its place. I too look forward to the 'newborns' :)
Each view reminds me of just about how far I would get to your door as a kid trick or treating.Looking down into my pail, knowing one of those creatures would surely spring to life and drag me into an empty grave to eat me. Telling my friends I'll meet them at the next house. Secretly wondering if they would ever show up, or would I end up alone and have to return home for the night. Nothing beats Halloween. Thanks for taking care of it Rot.
GREAT idea!!! I love this "cross section" of your Halloween porch over the years. What a lovely spot you have there.
SO many FairyTales!!!i dream of a movie being made about Peter Pumpkin Eater (had a wife couldn't keep her) brrrrrrrrrrr...holding his wife captive in a giant pumpkin & she's trying to claw her way out, half dead..half alive. i think you would be the person for the job!!!
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