Your Best Photos: Outdoor Decorations for Harvest Season & Halloween

You've haunted your yards with witches and put on a fall display of mums, pumpkins, and hay bales. We've compiled our readers' favorites -- all showcasing the best of Halloween and the harvest season.

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    Grinning Scarecrow

    Submitted by: four_nichols

    This is one of the most interesting scarecrows we've seen -- its pumpkin face and bright grin enlivens the corner of this garden.

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    Harvest Yard

    Submitted by: judy.scalf

    Grab your jacket -- it looks like a lovely day for an autumn hayride.

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    Fall Wreath

    Submitted by: Angelslonging

    An earthy wreath welcomes harvest, while black flowers and a miniature pumpkin dress it up for Halloween.

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    Standout Scarecrow

    Submitted by: one800nayda

    The scarecrow stands ready to keep annoying flying creatures out of this fall landscape.

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    Hay Bales & More

    Submitted by: ErikaW31469

    This yard displays the bounty of autumn with pretty mums, gourds, and hay bales.

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    Twin Wreaths

    Submitted by: ejredder

    A pair of wreaths offers a harvest welcome and dresses up double doors with the bounty of the season.

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    Mum's the Word

    Submitted by: ErikaW31469

    With miniature ghosts, spiderwebs, mums, and pumpkins, this yard accents the scary of Halloween in the splendor of autumn.

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    Pretty Pomanders

    Submitted by: lmmc3

    The autumn-hue pomander balls hanging from the porch ceiling look beautiful against the home's berry-red trim.

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    Exterior Swag

    Submitted by: kelliekuberski

    The rich fall colors of the swag really pop against the chocolate-brown front door.

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    Double-Duty Decor

    Submitted by: whittens

    Pops of color and hidden horrifying touches (such as a witch in the porch corner) ready this yard for both the fall season and for Halloween.

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    Pumpkins on Parade

    Submitted by: thehurstbunch

    Cartoonlike ghosts and jack-o'-lanterns offer a reprieve from the typical chilling decorations.

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    Skeleton Swagger

    Submitted by: thehurstbunch

    This cleverly staged skeleton appears to be crawling out of the grave right before your very eyes.

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    Graveyard March

    Submitted by: thehurstbunch

    With zombies crawling out of the ground and gangs of ghouls stalking the grounds, you definitely wouldn't want to be caught here after dark.

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    Terrifying Tree Hugger

    Submitted by: thehurstbunch

    This creepy creature is trying to blend in with the tree to catch you off guard.

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    Swatched in Spiderwebs

    Submitted by: nana96789

    A crowded graveyard, loads of sticky spiderwebs, and life-size ghouls all add up to one frightening scene.

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    Chilling Chef

    Submitted by: nana96789

    What a terrifying tableau: Tall, spooky witch; bubbling cauldron; and life-size casket. Do you think any trick-or-treaters actually made it to the front door?

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    Haunted Front Yard

    Submitted by: Squintero

    We love the Gothic look created with ornate, carved tombstones and lots of dark details.

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    Keeping a "Witchful" Eye

    Submitted by: pjd15301

    Trick-or-treaters might mistake this witch for the real thing, especially with the black cat keeping a watchful eye on the place.

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    Haunted Yards

    Submitted by: rhaller

    And we thought witches only rode on broomsticks. Maybe it's the Wicked Witch of the West out looking for Dorothy.

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    Groovy Graveyard

    Submitted by: nana96789

    Twilight shadows cast an eerie vibe over this graveyard display.

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    Stylish Cemetery

    Submitted by: nana96789

    This is a well-groomed cemetery -- no spiderwebs in sight -- and the purple rope lights give it fun flair.

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    Pirate Theme

    Submitted by: milnerdr

    The scary pirate theme is an unexpected alternative to the standard monsters and ghouls of Halloween.

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    Creative Gravestone

    Submitted by: nana96789

    Creative inscriptions are a tombstone must-have. We like the ingenuity here, especially: Robin D. Grave. We also dig the fake (we hope!) snake.

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    Tombstone Gathering

    Submitted by: artzy38

    Piles of beautiful fall leaves surround a grouping of fake tombstones. (Or are they real?)

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    Friendly Trio

    Submitted by: jhnby770

    This reader's friends look like they waited too long for the cows to come home. See the next slide for an overall view.

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    Frightening Yard Art

    Submitted by: jhnby770

    The rickety fence sets the stage for the haunting decorations in this yard.

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    Glow for It

    Submitted by: sonosis2002

    Everything -- from the windows to the front stairs -- is orange and glowing. Check out all those carved jack-o'-lanterns on the porch!

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    Cemetery Display

    Submitted by: lionskitty

    We found another great tombstone inscription: Noah More.

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    Enter If You Dare

    Submitted by: tnunez1679301

    Swirling gray paint makes the perfect backdrop for a Halloween caution sign.

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    More Photos of Readers' Decorations

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