November 11th, 2013
The yard display went up on Monday, October 28th and while technically it was the smallest display we have done since 2006 it did feature a lot of new pieces.
New for 2013 were three large Green Demons, two Green Goblins, a dozen papier mache Tombstones and two new Gargoyles.
The three evenings leading up to Halloween were beautiful but Wednesday night the rain started and by my estimation we received over two inches of rain by Thursday morning. This is the second year of crappy weather but we pushed through the mess and had a fun Halloween all the same.
Hope everybody’s favorite day was fun and safe….now get started on 2014!
November 2nd, 2012
Posted a collection of photos from our Halloween 2012 display called “Black Gate.”
You can view the entire gallery here.
October 30th, 2010
The big day is almost here and I wish you all a safe and happy Halloween!
In addition I offer a huge THANK YOU to everyone that has followed my website, blog and Facebook page…I appreciate all the great feedback and thank all of you for sharing your stories, photos and creative ideas, your encouragement has really helped me keep the pace and produce our display for 2010.
Here are a few photos of the initial set-up, there is still a large amount of work to do tomorrow but overall I’m pleased with this year’s effort….more photos to come after the Halloween.
Be safe and have fun!
October 16th, 2010
April 18th, 2010
A peek behind the scenes of our Halloween 2009 setup where we battled massive rainfall, cold weather and 40 mph winds, enjoy the photos taken by my oldest son of our funfilled day (and night).
July 16th, 2009
Several weeks ago we spent a weekend cleaning and organizing our garage, during the process we took a few hours to photograph some of the papier mache props stored in our garage. The photo includes about 75% of the props that have been built over the past few years. Absent from the photo are zombie skulls, demon skulls, plain old regular skulls, the sentinels and 14 sets of ribs, arms and hands.
Photographing the props was fun because they were displayed in a fashion that created some interesting juxtapositions as you don’t normally see frogs mixed with pumpkins mixed with gargoyles mixed with whatever.
The whole group of props sitting in our back yard reminded me of a huge papier mache garage sale. Slapping a price tag on each piece would have probably been easier than hauling everything back into storage.