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.

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.

Harvest Yard

Submitted by: judy.scalf

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

Fall Wreath

Submitted by: Angelslonging

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

Standout Scarecrow

Submitted by: one800nayda

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

Hay Bales & More

Submitted by: ErikaW31469

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

Twin Wreaths

Submitted by: ejredder

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

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.

Pretty Pomanders

Submitted by: lmmc3

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

Exterior Swag

Submitted by: kelliekuberski

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

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.

Pumpkins on Parade

Submitted by: thehurstbunch

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

Skeleton Swagger

Submitted by: thehurstbunch

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

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.

Terrifying Tree Hugger

Submitted by: thehurstbunch

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

Swatched in Spiderwebs

Submitted by: nana96789

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

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?

Haunted Front Yard

Submitted by: Squintero

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

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.

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.

Groovy Graveyard

Submitted by: nana96789

Twilight shadows cast an eerie vibe over this graveyard display.

Stylish Cemetery

Submitted by: nana96789

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

Pirate Theme

Submitted by: milnerdr

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

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.

Tombstone Gathering

Submitted by: artzy38

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

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.

Frightening Yard Art

Submitted by: jhnby770

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

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!

Cemetery Display

Submitted by: lionskitty

We found another great tombstone inscription: Noah More.

Enter If You Dare

Submitted by: tnunez1679301

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

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