Once again, it is that special time in my neighborhood when strange sights appear on West 69th Street. Walking along this afternoon, at first I was surprised to see a pumpkin patch had sprung up over night.
And then I realized that there were several pumpkin patches.
And yet another row of pumpkins, with some corn growing at the top of the stairway. And then, my eyes were caught by something just below a nearby window.
The brownstone row houses began to look just a bit scary. On these stairs a perfectly gracious couple and their black dog were joined by several skeleton blue grass musicians with flashing red eyes.
Next door things got even creepier.
This collection gave a new meaning to Animal House. That yellow Police caution tape seemed wise.
Looking up, I realized that lots of spiders of a generous size were settling in as new neighbors.
I'm not too sure about the identity of this spook, but it certainly did have a certain aura.
Jeeeepers! More spiders. Along with a warning to folks who were planning to park along this street on October 31.
As I look back at these photographs, it is somewhat tricky to separate the real from the other worldly.
Look carefully if you dare.
There was a steady rain all day yesterday and through most of the night, and so I am pretty sure that none of these creatures appeared before today.
How many skulls do you count in the following photograph?
Perhaps this chap is a tree-hugging environmentalist?
Down on the ground below, this fellow is having a little rest next to the large pumpkin. Can you tell that he's crossed his legs and has a show on one foot?
Yet more spiders blowing in the breeze.
There's a rather mixed group hanging out at this entrance.
As a nanny passing by with her young charge pointed out, There's the Devil! And more spiders, of course.
Here is a rather subdued addition to the shrubbery. Just chilling out.
The rather elaborate entrance to this limestone building has acquired some new residents. And didn't they just bring along another spider for fun.
Lots and lots of stretchy cobwebs on display, mostly white, but some in an unnatural green shade.
Just across the street, a chorus of ghosties were taking an afternoon break to feel the afternoon breeze and admire their chalky white pumpkins.
I hope that you can discern that the first red letter is a B. The two jack o'lanterns look rather jolly, but do not be fooled.
This next entryway is quite elegant, and I wondered if perhaps a party might be taking place there on Saturday night.
If there is to be a party, at number 29, I think this gent is all set for a fabulous evening. See how we waves hello to all who pass by!
I am hoping that you all have enjoyed seeing these amazing sights. I wish you a very Happy Halloween, and thank you, as always, for your visits and comments.