:jol:Hey Peeps! I'm starting on my 2016 yard haunt and I have a few new ideas for this year. First off, I am going to pay homage to Ray Bradbury and make my own version of his Halloween Tree. I've talked with my good friend Bobzilla and he and I have bounced some ideas around. I have a surprise that I will reveal a little later, (thanks to Robert) but for now suffice it to say, I'm going to do Mr. Bradbury proud. I am borrowing from one of the forum members, Hilda, and her rendition of The Halloween Tree.
It has always been a big favorite of mine. Another forum friend, Laura, The Halloween Lady, created this photoshop picture after I told her of my plans and what I had in mind. She knows how much I love Hilda's tree and she took my book reading skeleton and added the tombstones and viola! The picture comes to life. I tell you, without all the friends I have here, I would probably still be having just a few skeletons and pumpkins as my Halloween display. This is one of my big new ideas for this year for my haunt. What do you think peeps?
Of course, the ghosts will still be porch bound, but a few may make it into the cemetery this year. I'm going to extend my fence to surround the Halloween Tree portion of the display and then work on the lighting in the graveyard so that all the tombstones can actually be read. I'm working on the cemetery entrance as well and I have ideas flooding my big-old-pumpkin-gourd-brain, and as I come up with new idea and complete the projects I will post the results here. It's always nice to hear what you guys think and get your input. The Pumpkin5 has started her build. (don't you just love it when I refer to myself in the third person??)
My plan is to use one of my existing Dogwood trees and fill it with glowing pumpkins. I'm sure I will add more pumpkins each year, but this year I'm going to start with around 25 or 30. I am going to string twinkle lights in the branches, and then have the pumpkins all lit. I am going to have a talking skeleton under the tree, sitting on a giant pumpkin, reading excerpts from the story, The Halloween Tree. And from Laura's creative mind, I will add tombstones in and around my new skeleton. That is my basic idea, and I'm sure it will grow and develop as the season nears.