Fall is nice, but Halloween really brings out the decorating demons and divas. While some opt for a stomach-churning gore fest, decorators like this homeowner enjoy the fun-macabre aspect of Halloween. A giant fuzzy back spider makes a fitting canopy for the front door, along with a door-framing garland fashioned from black feathers. That skeletal couple slouching in patio chairs look like they've been waiting for the party to start for a very long time.
This small-space front yard is located in a Southern California beach community where most people walk or ride bicycles, rather than drive, down the narrow streets. Residents really embrace the outdoor-room concept of their small front yards, and at holidays they decorate to the hilt, much to pedestrians' delight.