Archive for October, 2009


Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

It seems everyday something pops up in front yards all over the place as I drive around suburbia in Northwest Houston. I mentioned it a couple of months ago about yard art but this is seasonal stuff, and not just fall. It is Halloween.

There are skeletons and jack o’ lanterns. cats and spiders, ghosts and ghouls and inflatables. A myriad of colors black, orange along with greens, yellows and eery blood red dominate trees, lawns and porches. They range from playful to a kind of “fun” scary to horror movie worthy.

I continue to be baffled by the amount of time, money and great lengths of thought people go to put up a couple of scarecrows and spider’s webs in their yard for a couple of weeks.

Then, just when I thought I’d seen it all there were handmade “ghosts” of white tissue paper(?) wrapped around a ball and hung on the shrubs. Oh, the ingenuity…