Tuesday, October 19, 2010

More beautiful fall shots!

I am going to start with a beautiful scene in my "neighborhood"....um I mean 
a little self promotion is okay....right?
Anyway...this beautiful land is for sale.

Blowing Rock Real Estate...
View of beautiful Snake Mountain.

Off now to a better place...
A little walk in the woods and open fields.

I like overcast fall days. 

The leaves seem to show up much better.

It has been a bit hazy, but I think it makes things look a bit 

I love the clouds and the coolness in the air. 

This is another benefit of overcast fall days.

Sometimes the sun will just peak through the clouds and 
suddenly....colors just start popping out. 
Then, your dog runs through your shot and there you have it.   

There is a little bird on the limb of this tree.  
He was chirping away when we walked past.  
I guess he was guarding all of the berries on that tree. 

Zippy is looking for a deer or squirrel to chase here.  

Really he is just looking for an excuse to run into the woods...
and to get into my picture.  

Bumble...what's up?

I kind of go into color overload this time of year. 

I love all of the leaves blowing around and the ground becomes more colorful 
with every gust. 

It is like walking on the most colorful shag carpet EVER.  
Even more colorful than that shag carpet my dad installed in 
our game room.  Ha ha ha.  

I am telling you....that was some bright carpet.  

You can see how the wind is blowing Gus' ears up in the air.  

I think the barn quilt looks great with the fall colors.

More wind.  We had 40+ mph winds last week and if 
the forecast is correct we will be getting more of that 

Just look at that color!!!

Oh no........flying bulldog.  

Watch out!!!!

Full speed ahead.  
Once Bumble did this and knocked my leg up in the air and I fell 
right on my backside.  

She can go fast, but apparently can not control her direction.  

Hello little cloud.....

My gosh....this tree was so bright!  

Snake Mountain.  

Here is that bright carpet that I was telling you about.  
I wish that I had a picture of the game room carpet.  
I am telling you....it was BRIGHT!

So....I am walking along and the dogs took off....
I walk here because I know it is hunting season and well....I like venison as much as anyone...
but what I do not like are poachers and convicts hiding out in the woods...and...
I do not want to ruin anyones chance of bagging that big trophy. 
(I will have to tell you the convict story sometime.)  

I enjoy knowing where a hunter will be stationed on our property and surrounding properties...
most of us try to let our neighbors know when someone will be out. 
I mean...it is a smart practice to actually ASK the land owner if you can hunt......right?

Well.....what you can not see in the upper left is a poacher sitting next to a tree...
Bumble spotted him.  

So...I am standing there calling Bumble because she is barking and 
well.....you know that since I have such a keen awareness of all things in my universe....I did not see the guy until he actually moved.  I guess he was a little nervous about Bumble barking at him.  
I was a little upset that this person did not just say something to me initially....You know...
that way I would have felt a little bad about ruining his hunt.  
This is probably the same person that pried our gate off of the hinges to access our property
or the same guy that cut my neighbors fence in three places.  
Thanks dude....

This is why we call Zippy....Zippy.

Hello vulture!

Bumble....you look like you can hardly make it back home.  

Oh wait.......a squirrel!


  1. Jill - your pictures are gorgeous!
    Man, I do NOT like this about this poacher guy. I'll bet he didn't like getting barked at, but you know - he deserved it. Good for Bumble!

  2. What beautiful pictures. You get a good look at those vibtrant colors. Too bad palm trees don't change colors. A flying bulldog could be like acinder block hitting you. Mom says that about me
    Benny (& Lily)

  3. Beautiful fall color. I do hate the irresponsible people who trespass and vandalize and call themselves "hunters." Real hunters would never do that.

  4. Beautiful pictures, Jill! The worst are the hunters who cut the fences --arrgh! We don't kno0w till the neighbors call to say the cows are out.

  5. You have some great pictures here from a pleasurable dog walk ramble. Colour contrasts are amazing.

  6. Another beautiful series of photographs. I think that the black background adds richness...I use it too. Did you ever call the police or sheriff when someone was trespassing? When you have horses, dogs, cats etc. hunting season is nerve wracking.

  7. Beautiful colors. I think I grew up with that same shag carpet in our entire house. I don't like the idea of a guy with a gun trespassing or near the dogs who will of course bark at them. I hope you have a game warden to alert.

    When my neighbor's son started target practicing close to my garden, I would let out a scream (as if I'd been hit) each time he let a bullet fly. I think it unnerved him, because he stopped. If he shoots a gun he does it elsewhere now! LOL

  8. You know I do worry about all of my animals during deer season. Once we had a truck parked at the end of our drive with two "hunters" sitting there just waiting for a deer to walk along. They just stay in their trucks and shoot from there. Not sporting at all! There was a mini donkey killed in our area last year and I am always glad to see deer season end. I have nothing against responsible hunters and enjoy my fair share of wild game. The people that use destructive and illegal methods ruin it for everyone. I just do not get it.