The monster was the best friend I ever had.
Today is the 5th annual May Monster Madness blog party! I couldn’t think of a better way to feature some of my favorite outdoor monsters than a spooky garden party. I’ve opened my monster green patio umbrella, poured each of you a glass of ambrosia lemonade, and am ready to show you to the garden.
Of course, many of you have visited here before so it isn’t a surprise to see some creatures of the night lurking among the flowers.
Dracula has a few words of welcome.
"Welcome to my [garden]! Enter freely. Go safely, and leave something of the happiness you bring."
All of the pictures except the melons were taken earlier today, a terribly sunny day and somewhat challenging for photographs. If you'd like to see some clearer pictures, please follow the links to previous posts where these little monsters have been featured prior.
I’ve posted about liking, err LOVING, yard art before. Fortunately for me, I have a local store, ReFunkIt, which includes artists who turn *junk* into treasures. I have a garden monster, a couple of pieces transformed into spiders, an owl that once was a shovel, and some other oddities.
I’ve purchased several of their yard art pieces that if you look around, you can see. I picked up other garden finds from various places including last year’s horror convention. In that post (if you follow the link) you’ll also see that I have a mighty strong obsession with whirligigs GWEE! (I have a hearse, skeleton on a bicycle, zombie, bat, and a vampire!), and you’ll see last year’s vertical pumpkin patch.
I love signage rather it be a message on a flag or written into the stone of a pot. It's a bit challenging to see in the picture above but beside the skull flowerpot is a stack of *books* with a gardening quote along each of the spines. I also love my silly vampire flag with martinis and bats.
The garden is probably my favorte place to be this time of year. It's probably my most important room until September. Before you go, enjoy a piece of melon carved by yours truly ;)
Thanks to Little Gothic Horrors, Holly's Horrorland, Magaly Guerrero, Maynard's Horror Movie Diary, and Not This Time, Nayland Smith for hosting! You can find all of the party goers here!