Ashland Halloween Decorations

Ashland has been known for wild Halloween revelers (in the 1980s) and cute Halloween children’s parades (still going). We also have people who like to decorate their homes for the season. This photo collection shows a few of the many Ashland homes decorated for Halloween. I included a bonus at the end — three extraordinary Halloween-themed house decorations I photographed in Southern California.

Scary, Spidery Creations

Many people will recognize this home at 696 Siskiyou Boulevard, with the monstrous and lively spiders.
Here is another scary spider, hanging out on a gate on Pioneer Street.

Artistic Creations

I love this artistic creation for the season.
It’s a pumpkin tree!
This home-made creativity is very appealing.

Houses with a Seasonal Theme

The bounty of the harvest, with Autumn colors.
Tis the Autumn theme at this house.

Back to Scary Again

Nazgul? I might be scared to “Trick or Treat” here.
Here come the skeletons.
Sometimes they’re just hanging out.
This tree is more like a “hanging tree” than a “hanging out” tree.
Is this one artistic or scary…or both?

Ghosts of all kinds

Ghosts are coming through the windows!
Then we have friendly ghosts.
It doesn’t get much friendlier than this!

People like Pumpkins

The people at this household must own a pumpkin patch.
Halloween is the time for carving pumpkins and Trick or Treating.

Flying Lessons???

Yes, that’s what it says: “Flying Lessons, By Appointment Only.” It looks like a Harry Potter themed Halloween house.

Bonus Halloween Houses, from Balboa Island in Southern California

I walked around Balboa Island with my father on October 31, 2015. Here are the top three of the “above and beyond” Halloween decorated houses we saw that day.
This is a small sampling of the hundreds of dolls/creatures hanging around this house.
I will end with this patio that stopped me in my tracks…I looked at it for a long time (but resisted the urge to sit down on the furniture with the “locals” or to pet the “dogs.”

All photographs are by Peter Finkle.