One day I was visiting my friend who lives in one of the houses whose backyards directly face Greenbelt Lake. This friend has a next door neighbor who is into decorating in a big way. In fact this person’s Halloween decorations were still up when I came by four days after Halloween. Here is what the front yard looked like.

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Those above photographs depicted just the front yard. Like I wrote earlier, all of the houses in this section of Greenbelt, Maryland have backyards that overlook Greenbelt Lake. This lake has a paved pedestrian path alongside it so walkers and joggers can travel along the banks of the lake. The owner of this house decided to deck his backyard as just much as the front yard for the benefit of the pedestrians.

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Some of the decorations are motion activated, which means that they emit a sound overtime a pedestrian goes past them. The decoration in the next photo is one of the ones with motion-activated sounds. It’s shaped like the Wicked Witch of the West from The Wizard of Oz and whenever anyone goes past her, she starts emitting dialogue from that movie (such as “I’ll get you, my pretty. And your little dog too!”).

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It was also the time of the year when the leaves start to change color so the last photos are of the trees along Greenbelt Lake.

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