Views of the Neighborhood – Halloween Decorations

Now that it is close to Halloween, I thought you might enjoy some photos of a few of the decorations around the neighborhood. So here goes.

This shot was taken inside the Lakeway Activities Center. I guess these folks have been kept waiting a while.

You have to look hard at this one. There are dog and cat skeletons on the ground and a ghost in the tree.

A metal pumpkin on the mailbox.

A ceramic pumpkin on the mailbox

Fake deer in the front yard. (just kidding. They are real deer)

Some ghosts swinging in the trees AvecΒ le fireplug.

Another metal pumpkin and witch’s hat.

Spider and web.

Hard to see large spider webs in the front yard.

A buck photobombing the picture.

Cool ghosts in the tree.

Ghosts and some kind of mailbox wrap with a spider on top.

Another Hollywood wanna be in the spotlight.

A glowing skeleton who lost his legs and a coven of ghosts.

Major spider infestation.

The last laugh is on us. I hope you enjoyed the little tour.

 

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  1. Great tour, John! I love your caption on the first photo. πŸ™‚ Looks like everyone is getting into the spirit. I’m amazed by the deer lounging in the yard. They must feel really safe in your neighborhood. Are there woods nearby? Happy Sunday!

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    1. There are woods. The deer also love to lay in the sun and will usually pick a yard to do so. Thanks, Jill.

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  2. It’s always fun to see how folks decorate their homes. Other than planters of mums, I don’t do much of anything. The first photo is the best. It could be on permanent display in DMV offices. πŸ˜€ Happy Sunday to you and yours!

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    1. Hahahaha. The DMV should take these guys for sure. Have a super day, Gwen.

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    2. Good one, Gwen!

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    3. I have to go to the DMV this week. Now, I’m worried.

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      1. Take three days of food and water.

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  3. Always more fun when the community gets into the act as well!!

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    1. So true, GP. Thanks,

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  4. Well placed, tasteful decorations. And a few deer. I guess there’s no hunting in Lakewood, they seem not to have a care.

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    1. There is no hunting in Lakeway so the deer live in ideal conditions. Thanks, Dan

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  5. These Pictures are so wonderful John. Really. The deer. My favorite animal for all their strengths and weaknesses mirroring those who observe them.

    The pumpkin like Humpty Dumpty sittin’ on a wall.

    πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you for the visit and comments. The deer are inspiring at times. Of course, they have the run of the place so they are also somewhat tame. 😊

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      1. Bambi and her brethren. 😊

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  6. Odd seeing the deer just hanging around. Are they afraid of people or not?

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    1. They are wary but not afraid. They carry a pretty big whollop with their hind hoves.

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  7. So nice to be joined on the sofa! πŸ™‚

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  8. I have to say, I like the deer better than the decorations.

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      1. Ah, a kindred spirit.

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  9. It’s the most wonderful time of the year. The weather’s fine and the ornaments are interactive and everyone is up for a good spirit or two.

    Love the walk, Boss.

    PS- Who knew Bucks were so good at photobombing?

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    1. Can you believe that guy?

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      1. Are you kidding? I love that guy! LOL

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  10. I had a mule deer buck out my office window this week. That first image suggests an Inactivity Center.

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    1. Hahahhaha. Inactivity center is a good one.

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      1. Comparing your little buck to mine is interesting. Both deer, but different species.

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      2. Yours looks bigger. These are white tail.

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      3. Traditionally, mule deer are bigger, but some of those northern white tails can get huge.

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      4. These are all very demure.

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  11. Halloween with deer…what a strange company! Where is Santa?! πŸ™‚ Thanks, dea John!

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    1. Santa’s reindeer are a little different. He will be here before​ too long.

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      1. Indeed! They are grey! I got! These deer pretend not to be Santa’s but Halloween’s ones, dear John!

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      2. True. They belong to the Great Pumpkin. 😁

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      3. Oh, I see! What a name for Santa’s mother-in-law! πŸ™‚

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  12. Even though I don’t decorate for holidays, I love seeing what other people do. Pumpkins seem popular but love the natural deer. And the couple still waiting!

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  13. Or perhaps the activity center is uber-effective at weight-loss regimes?

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  14. I can’t believe the deer just roam around like they are in a petting zoo!
    This is such a fun time of year when you have neighbourhoods that goes all out.

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    1. Yes, the deer just wander around. The bucks are chasing the does now.

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      1. They obviously feel very safe!!

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  15. I don’t often hop online on the weekend, so I really enjoyed these. What a fantastic tour. Halloween decorations are so much fun. And , wow—I can’t believe you have so many deer just hanging out and lounging in your area. That’s amazing!
    We spied a red fox in our neighborhood yesterday. Strangely, my cat, Raven lost interest…..maybe because she realized it was too big to be prey!

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    1. Thank you, Mae. I would say a red fox is too big for prey. Our deer are like big dogs

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  16. What a great tour, John! Now I can see why Twiggy is always on alert for invading deer. πŸ™‚

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  17. You seriously have that many live deer roaming around your neighborhood?? Gosh, that’s a scary thought in itself. You know those things can be mean, don’t you?!! Thanks for the tour — I guess it goes without saying that the girls slept this one out at home, right?!!

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    1. You should see the eight-point bucks wandering around. Yes the girls slept this one out.

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  18. Nice photos! I especially enjoyed seeing the deer. I love wildlife.

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    1. Yeah, me too, Joan. Thank​ you.

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  19. Given that deer season opens this coming weekend, those deer had better stay put. Honestly — I’ve heard that there are a lot of deer in Austin, but I didn’t realize there are a lot of deer!

    I love the glowing skeleton. I had a glowing skull that fit on top of a pencil when I was in grade school, back in the days before such things (and the numerals on clocks) really were infused with radium.

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    1. I remember we had a lot of things that glowed in the dark. Gotta wonder about health and safety. Thanks, Linda.

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  20. Interesting how decorating has increased in recent years – but I can’t believe that buck had the gall to photobomb your effort!

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    1. I know right. Very cheeky.

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      1. Some are quite elaborate! … but not many.

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  21. Gotta appreciate a neighborhood that gets into the spirit of things. Even the wildlife doesn’t want to be left out. Thanks for the photos, John!

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    1. Thank you, Philip. 😊

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  22. Fancy mailboxes! Very upscale. Why do you have so many more deer than we do, when we’re far more rural? Maybe the deer like the neighborhood? Great decorations, especially the skeletons on the sofa. Happy Halloween, John. πŸŽƒ

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    1. I can’t explain the number. I guess just years of no predators is all. Texas has a lot of deer.

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      1. Thanks, John. I didn’t know.

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  23. I love seeing Halloween decorations. It’s supposed to rain here on Halloween, so we probably won’t get many trick-or-treaters. That’s wild how the deer just hang out in yards!

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    1. We are supposed to get cold weather.

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  24. The deer are probably wondering who all these new inhabitants are? LOL! Looks like it’s going to be a spooktacular Halloween in your neighborhood.

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    1. Yes it will be fun.

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  25. That was a great tour of the Halloween decorations and the deer. You seem to have settled in and found your way around the neighborhood.

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    1. Thank you, Michelle. Yes, we have settled in.

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  26. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

    Thanks for the spooky tour, John. I love seeing the decorations:)

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    1. 😊 Thanks for joining me.

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  27. These are all very cool, John. Funny how we are all scarred of spiders.

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    1. Yes. I’m not sure why except they are hairy and creepy and give me the willies.

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  28. That first photo had me laughing out loud! Love the photobombing deer too. Thanks for the tour, John!

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    1. Thanks for coming along, Marie.

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  29. Fun! I love Halloween! πŸ™‚

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