I have made it a New Leaf Journal tradition to publish photos of tasteful and amusing Halloween decorations seen around Brooklyn in the days approaching the occasion. However, there have been cases where I published a Halloween photo article after the fact due to my having forgotten the photo’s existence before October 31. Today, I present to you a new case – my discovering a local Halloween decoration in the first instance after Halloween. On November 1, 2022, I came across a very dramatic 12-foot flying witch outside of a home in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn.
See a close-up.
The witch really gives the appearance of flying, and I must note it is monumental by the standards of outdoor Halloween decorations. Such a dramatic piece would not be possible for most New York City homes, but some of the Carroll Gardens brownstones on the neighborhood’s numbered streets (closer to Red Hook than Cobble Hill for those familiar with the geography of the area) are fortunate to have large front yards. I was so impressed by the flying witch and its orientation that I captured it from two additional angles.
Much like I did the other day for a friendly inflatable ghost outside of a daycare in Cobble Hill (I would estimate about 10-15 minute walk from the witch), I ran a reverse image search on my photo to find its source. It appears that the 12-foot witch is (or was) available on Walmart’s website, which is how I discovered that it is 12-feet without trespassing.
This concludes my Halloween photo reporting for 2022 – save for maybe some potentially unfortunate pumpkins or dual–purpose Halloween-Thanksgiving decorations in the coming weeks and months. I cannot think of a better way to end this year’s photo collection than with a dramatic 12-foot flying witch (much better than all of the haphazardly-placed skeletons lying around for sure), although the winner of this Halloween season is still the flexible hose snake I stumbled upon the other day.
Until Halloween 2023…