Archive for the ‘Holiday decorations’ category

Happy Thanksgiving

November 24, 2011

Happy Halloween

October 31, 2011

House Costuming — Happy Halloween

October 28, 2011

As Halloween (October 31) nears, the neighborhood has reported sightings of witches, pumpkins & graves, giant spider webs.

Now…this…ZOMBIES!

'Beware!! Zombie Zone' on lower Warder St.

Rock Creek Church Road Hosts Coven of Witches

October 21, 2011

This coven of witches flying around above the porch at 730 Rock Creek Church Road is among my perennial favorites.

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Halloween Spirit Popping up in Park View

October 19, 2011

Over the past few weeks Halloween decorations have begun to crop up around the neighborhood. The first one I was aware of was on Irving Street, but today I’m going to show a few from Rock Creek Church Road.

Something about the pumpkin (above) really made me smile. Also, the house at 718 Rock Creek Church Road (below) traditionally goes all out. I’ll post additionally photos of decorate houses as we get closer to Halloween weekend.

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In Case You Missed the Memo — It’s Fall!

September 30, 2011

Halloween decorations on Irving St, NW

The first official day of fall (autumn) was September 23rd; the first sign of fall was the fallen leaves in my yard; and, now, the first decorations of the fall holiday (Halloween) are appearing.

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So Long, Christmas (see you next year)!

January 7, 2011

Whether the you consider the twelfth day of Christmas to be January 5th or 6th, I think its safe to say we are now past the twelve days of Christmas. Traditionally, holiday decorations start to come down about this time … so as a way to say farewell, I decided to show two final houses decorated for the season. Hopefully they will last us until next year.

The house below is located at 720 Park Road, NW.

… and the house below is at 608 Rock Creek Church Road, NW.

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Christmas at the White House

December 23, 2010

Tree in the White House visitor's entrance

I’ve always heard how nice it is to go to the White House and go on a tour … especially at Christmas. Yet, I hadn’t been there since a school trip back in 1982. With the advent of the additional security measures over the years, I’ve also not given any serious thought to attempting to go on a tour for quite some time.

So, when Councilmember Graham’s office contacted me last week to see if I would be interested in going to see the holiday decorations, I jumped at the chance. I also owe Graham and his staff a huge thank you for thinking of me among the many Ward 1 residents they reached out to. I think it’s nice that councilmembers are able to organize tours such as this one for their constituents.

Since I know there are many people who probably won’t see the decorations for themselves this year, I’m sharing the photos I took here so that we can all enjoy the decorations together.

First dog, Bo, was also recreated in the visitor's entrance decorations

Decorations in the library

More photos after the jump (more…)

Area Holiday Decorations Beginning to Appear

December 15, 2010

As I’ve been walking around the neighborhood lately, I’ve started to see holiday decorations popping up here and there. I thought it would be nice to start sharing them, so below are two from northern Park Place.

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Above: 3674 Park Place (day and night), and below: 3648 Park Place (day and night)

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If you know of any great holiday decorations that you’d like to share, send them in to parkviewblog (at) gmail (dot) com.

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Enjoy Halloween, Everyone!!

October 29, 2010

Here are two of several homes decorated for Halloween already. I’ll follow-up on Monday with more homes as everyone gets ready for Sunday.

3656 Park Place at its seasonal best

House on the 500 block of Irving

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