My great distaste for Halloween has been well documented here at the Dept. in other posts before, so we won't go back over all that territory now. Suffice it to say, my feelings haven't changed except to perhaps intensify. So while on my walk today during an unseasonably warm and gloriously sunny day, I made it my Mission not to be irked by the Halloween yard art I knew I was going to witness.
Because that just allows the Terrorists to Win.
Now, here's an example of a very subtle celebration of Halloween:
What does this home say to you? "Oh, hello. Autumnal Greetings. And we are proud Americans, by the way. (Or, we got a free flag from our councilman on Independence Day and, unsure of how to dispose of the flag properly, we just left it here.)" It wasn't until I got the photo home that I even saw that there was a teeny pumpkin tucked next to each pot of mums, so subtle is this decor.
A few blocks later, we have this:
What does this home say to you? "Bwaaahaaaahaaa. We have unpacked our crazy and have a ton of Peter Pan Issues to work through."
Here's another view without the tree branches:
Or, perhaps it says: "We used to work at Discount Halloween Town. We are the Fun Parents, and everyone in the neighborhood borrows our ladders."
But, at least this house has a Theme. This is a focused, directed Decorating Job. Which is more than I can say for this:
Okay...what, now? Just what does the decor here say to you? Go ahead-- I'll let you have some fun in Comments.