Saturday, October 30, 2010

Shades of Fall

Happy Howl-o-ween!!

This year, I wanted to carve a dog-related pumpkin.  While searching the internet, I found a Better Homes and Gardens post with some great dog breed stencils.  If you would like to carve a Boxer, Pug or another breed, there are some great examples here.  I decided to go with a wolf, and I'm pleased with the result.  There's nothing better than the smell of a candle burning inside a freshly carved pumpkin.  

Here are a couple of recent photos of my hounds, and fall foliage shots from our area.  Many of the trees will be naked soon, but the leaves are definitely a sight to behold right now.  I hope everyone has a fun, and safe, Halloween!

One last thing, our new found friends over at Cybersibes, are hosting a "Show Us Your Treat Jars" photo-post today.  We thought it was an excellent idea, with Trick-or-Treating just around the corner.  It's also a good reminder to stop by a local shelter to drop off some goodies for animals still in search of their forever homes.  So, here's a photo of our treat jar.  The hounds especially love that metal clasp because it jingles every time it's opened or closed.  There's no sneaking into it for one of them because they all hear it and come running!  Happy trick-or-treating!


  1. Beautiful photos. We don't get so many lovely trees with the autumn colours around where I live and we don't carve pumpkins, very well done you! I wouldn't know where to start. Great work on your blog header photo:-) And your kids look gorgeous.

  2. Hi guys! I agree great work on your blog header photo! Isn't Virginia beautiful!
    My human also found the stensils at Better Homes and Gardens. We carved the Pug and modified Beagle to be a puggle. See the pictures on our blog. Your pumpkin looks like it was carved by a pro!
    Enjoy Halloween and the brrrr, cool weather.

    Your VA Neighbors,

    Minnie and Mack

  3. First Kristin, Your hounds are gorgeous! Second, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your photos! Are you out east? Our colors in MN were spectacular this year. It looks like yours were too.

    So who wins in a race? THe whippets or your greyhound? :)

    (Stopping by on the Saturday Blogger Hop)

  4. Love your greyhound and whippets, Kristin. They are so beautiful and you pictures are superb.

    Autumn is a beautiful season and how I wish I could have autumn here as well : )

    Have a happy and safe Halloween!

  5. Your pumpkin is awesome! We give it two dewclaws up!

    Fall in your Roanoke is much prettier than ours, I think! And Roxie, Xander and Zoe all look beautiful!


  6. That is one amazing pumpkin! Lots of beautiful pictures, too!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I am your newest follower. Hope we can be friends.

    Your pal, Pip

  7. It's great to meet you! Isn't the hop wonderful?

    Those photos you took are just stunning! Our leaves are starting to fall pretty fast up here - we're just up I-81 from you near Winchester. Small bloggy world!

    Love the pumpkin!


  8. LOVE your pumpkin Kristin! The houndies look happy, and the colors down your way are still very pretty.

  9. Wow! My Human Momma says you are really, really talented! Actually, don't tell her, I'm really impressed myself!
    Thanks for hoppin' by earlier. I'll be back soon!
    Y'all come back now!
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  10. Nice header, pups! Gorgeous photos, don't ya just love the fall? We're lucky enough to live where the leaves change too - its beawootiful! And we LOVE your treat jar!!! Furry artsy-looking. plus having a metal clasp is a great idea - sort of an all-ears alert! Thanks fur pawticipating in SHOW US YOUR TREAT JAR!

    jack a-roo & miss moo

  11. What gorgeous photos. Our leaves are down so I soaked up the beauty from your neck of the woods.

    And, as always, your dog photos ROCK!

  12. Thanks for stopping by and following! Isn't Short Pump great?!? You look like you have a great crew here. Beautiful Roanoke scenery. I have a friend that lives out near Roanoke.

    Elyse and Riley

  13. I forgot to say that your pumpkin carving is one of the best that I've ever seen!

  14. Stopping by on the blog hop... awesome photos!

  15. I am so happy I found your blog via the blog hop because I love whippets, greyhounds, and beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing your wonderful VA scenery! Please visit my blog at sometime! I am your newest follower!

  16. Hi & thanks for stopping by my blog! Wow, your trees really are gorgeous! Love your 4-legged babies too! Happy Howloween!

  17. Nice photos! Nice pumpkin carving!

  18. Beautiful photos. Great pumpkin and the trees are beautiful plus beautiful hounds from Angus and Milo

  19. Hiya, and fanks fur stoppin by ta visit us! We is stayin warm fur now, da sun has returned! You have some furry pawsome pictures! And da doggys sure are cuties!

    Da Critters

  20. Love your Punkin', it looks Spooktacular! We also enjoyed your fall photos.

  21. Great photo of the three of you scary pups :) Gave me a huge smile :)

    Fall is so beautiful where you live. Excellent colors for Halloween!

    Happy Spook Day to yaz,

  22. Great pictures and I love your pumpkin!
    Happy Halloween, I'm looking forward to following!
    Have a great day!

  23. Beautiful photos of your babies...and the scenery too! It's such a beautiful time of year, especially for photographs. LOVE your Halloween header pics! They are just too cute! I love all three! Have a Happy Howl-oween!

  24. Hi!
    Love your blog!
    Amazing pumpkin!
    Happy halloween!
    The new followers:

    Jack, Kaiser and Farrusquinho!

  25. Great photos. Fall is a beautiful season, that's for sure. Looks like you and your pals get out and enjoy it thoroughly.

  26. How dare you display this masterpiece and accuse me of pumpkin perfection! You have me beat by a mile, this came out great!

  27. Gorgeous photos. And I love your pumpkin. Perfectly seasonal. You have some skills!

  28. finally making it around to the blogs.. love the pumpkin.. and i so love Roxie's grey muzzle!!

  29. you take really pretty pictures, miss kristin! i love the one with the barn and the hay rolls and the trees! and of course i totally dig your plumpkin! nice work! :)

    the booker man


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