I’ve never been a big decorator for Halloween. Of course, I’ve never been a big decorator period. I love Christmas lights. Especially the blue and white ones. There’s something special that happens in my brain when I see a room lit up with blue and white Christmas lights like I’m a child again and could gaze at the “pretties” all evening.
Anyway, my husband and I even struggle coming up with costumes for Halloween, so decorating’s just not a thing for us. Needless to say, when we moved to South Carolina and found out that they literally truck in kids to our subdivision, we were a little surprised. And people around here take the decorations seriously. There are a couple houses that start an entire month ahead of time and by the time the night rolls around, they’ve got everything from 30ft skeletons to spiders spanning their yards.
It’s almost enough to make me think about putting out a pumpkin or two. Almost. And then I paid closer attention as fall descended this year.
The other thing South Carolina seems to do on a grand scale is bugs…and arachnids. Now I’m not a fan of the eight legged crawlies, but they make some amazing webs around here. As fall set in, these Orchard orb spiders started showing up in-mass, building these webs that trail over the bushes, from the trees to the ground, and even from the edges of the house to the ground. The spiders themselves aren’t dangerous. Their venom’s too mild to hurt a human, so we leave them and let them eat the other crazy bugs around here.
With these little guy’s help, I’ve decided we’ve already decorated for Halloween, our decorations are just a little more realistic than some. Just watch out for the webs, they’re quite sticky.
How about you, are you a big decorator?