Warm weather aids spooky Halloween houses
It's not unusual for Calgary to be covered under a layer of snow this time of year, but for Halloween enthusiasts, the recent spell of warm weather has made it easier to spookify their homes.
Photos by Jesse Yardley
Wilf Barwitzki creates the headstones that adorn his front yard cemetery.
(Left) This Erlton home on 28 Avenue, S.W. is packed with dark denizens sure to delight any Halloween visitors.
(Center) Wilf Barwitzki and his grandson, Justin Stewart, 5, stand below a dark apparition coaxing unsuspecting trick-or-treaters with its sinister plea to "come closer."
(Right) This Erlton home is often well decorated for Christmas. The residents show they also have a penchant for Halloween decoration as well.
The Barwitzki home is surrounded by grisly creations that are lit up at night by coloured floodlights.
Austin Vaykovich, 13, shows off the new stockade, which is positioned along the walkway leading up to the Barwitzki's front door.
Wilf Barwitzki uses materials from his workshop to create haunting figures to scare up a few nervous giggles from young trick-or-treaters.
Altadore residents on 16A Street, S.W., says they have never used cobwebs before but hope they can get them off the bushes without too much difficulty.
Beware! Giant spiders on this Elbow Park home on 39th Avenue, S.W., are ready to snare a few unsuspecting trick-or-treaters.
A family of skeletons take up residence at this scary haunted house on 38 Ave. S.W.
Exercising extreme caution when crossing into the zombie zone at this creepy house on 4A St. S.W.
Even the stone lions are getting into the spirit of Halloween at this Mount Royal home on Hillcrest Ave. S.W.