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Old 11-01-2017, 07:27 PM
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Halloween garden

This needs a little background information to put this in the proper perspective. For the last 10+ years, my wife and I have created a Halloween Garden in our front yard for the neighborhood. Each year we add something new (and sometimes retired items). We do have limited real estate to work with. One year we decided to spend Halloween at a campground and did not put up the garden. When we returned home, we almost had the pitch fork and torch mob scene. The garden started out "cutesy", but soon evolved to scary. We still have a few cutesy things for the little ones, but mostly it gets scary (no chainsaws or bloody knives). A lot of skeletons, witches, zombies, spiders, bats and ghosts; a lot of witch move and talk. Anyway, this year we ran out of time to set up everything we had planned. It rained for the two days before Halloween, so we had to set the whole thing up on Halloween, with no help, because all the rest of the family was either in school or working. We were missing about 6 displays, including a full scale swamp house and pier made of cardboard (which has become our center piece. I will try to find picture from last year and post it here. This year we still had over 70 very happily scared kids and about 150 adults taking pictures. I always dress as a werewolf, with a Dracula cape and a snake staff. The staff is magic (of course) and controls the various electronic actors. When it touches them, they come to life.

The first photo is the overall view from the yard across the street. The 2nd photo is the entrance to the Less Than Heavenly Garden.
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Old 11-01-2017, 07:33 PM
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Wow ... and this is the scaled-down version. Very nice
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Old 11-01-2017, 07:36 PM
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Halloween garden

The 1st photo is the front porch. The second is a movie of zombies trying to break out of my library window.
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Old 11-01-2017, 07:41 PM
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Vk,

Thanks. I am having a bit of trouble selecting photos, because a lot of them seem to have more than the maximum allowable bytes. As I find a couple that pass muster, I'll post them.
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Old 11-01-2017, 07:53 PM
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Halloween garden

Here we encounter my favorite; a bat the size of a 6 year old child with a wing spread of 6+ feet (no, no, the bat has the wing spread; not the child). Then we have a ghost rising from behind a tomb stone.
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Old 11-01-2017, 08:20 PM
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We had to let Chessie, the Chesapeake Bay Sea Monster play a roll. He stands about 10 feet tall. Then we have the ghosts of Irish ancestors (wearin' the green) chatting near the bone yard. I had a closeup of the bone yard, but it heavily exceeds the byte limit.
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Old 11-01-2017, 08:29 PM
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Best thing is to lower the resolution of which ever device you are using, then you will automagically be able to upload pictures without hitting the limit

even just resizing a bit on your desktop will help with uploading pictures

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Rick,
Thanks for the advice. I'll see what I can come up with.
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Impressive! I WILL NOT show this fine display to my wife-the graveyard is work enough to put out! Who knows what she would want after seeing this!
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