Saturday, October 16, 2010

half way there...

ENTER...i dare ya...

october  IS  halloween.

one of those fun holidays. no stress.
just enjoy the dark...spooky...creepy.
horror & nightmarish things.
skeletons. witches. ghosts & ghoulies.
the dead. the UNdead.

...besides halloween, october also usually brings cooler weather!
trees turning from green to red, yellow and orange...
leaves floating to the ground. crunching under foot.
pumpkin pie. cranberry. egg-nog (spiked!).
hot apple cider.
a fire in the fireplace...carving pumpkins...
and toasting the seeds.

(a few of our past pumpkin-heads!)

hey! i never claimed to be a professional pumpkin carver!
THIS year i might try using a dremel tool...i hear you can get some
intricate designs that way.

Deep into the darkness peering, 
long I stood there, wondering, fearing, 
Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before. 
-Edgar Allan Poe, The Raven

a few years ago...i carved...
and sam had the great idea to put in marbles as eyeballs!

after a while...pumpkin-head starting getting...a little moldy...
well...maybe ALOT moldy!

so...onto the burn barrel with him...

maybe this weekend we'll take a ride to a local pumpkin patch...
at night of course...
after we take a stroll through the foggy graveyard...

((if you're into halloween art...check out this guy's site...
i found it last week while searching 
for halloween pictures for my FB album))

There are three things I have learned never to discuss with people: 
religion, politics and the Great Pumpkin. 
-Linus Van Pelt in It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

hauntingly yours,


  1. Cool pumpkins!! I carved ONE good pumpkin and Haven't come close in a while. Maybe this year I will try again ;-)

    Here is the pumpkin I did a few yrs ago.

  2. Pumpkins = Awesome!

    I will be carving pumpkins this weekend.

    Samhain/Halloween/All Hallows Eve is the best time of the year!

  3. This is hands down my favorite time of year. Tomorrow I'm going to Octoberfest, next weekend the corn maze and haunted hayride. Yay Halloween

  4. You carve great pumpkins Laura! I'm so bad at carving I just leave them alone now, or paint something on them. I love your spooky pictures...and the Edgar Allan Poe quote lends a GRAVE touch. Looks like you've been staying busy!

  5. Erika Jean...DAMN!! those are the most awesome pumpkins!!! you really have talent!! you should do sculpting!! seriously!! wow!! I AM SO IMPRESSED!!!!!!

    BeMistified...yeah!! best time of year! cool 'n creepy...

    Mustang Sally...halloween fun...can't do better than that...have a beer for me at the octoberfest! cheers!

    Susan...thanks! hey...i'm no carver either! i think they look OK...but i have fun cuttin' 'em up! and YES, been staying the way...i keep thinking of your HORROR MOVIE post every time i see an ad for a halloween movie! ha!

    thanks ALL!!
    don't forget to S C R E A M!! ha!

  6. ANNA-LYS...
    thanks for stopping by and taking the time to SCREAM!! ;-O

    and a big S C R E A M back at ya!!


  7. Good gravy, girl! I take back the invitation to come & stay at our place!!! LOL...only kidding...just you're NOT coming in October!..:)JP

  8. Laura, hanks for stopping by A Camp Host Housewife's Meanderings and leaving a comment. Quite a Halloween post you have there. You are quite the pumpkin carver!

  9. SCREAM & SHIVER!! Love it!

  10. great posts.....horror, nd sunsets as well....nice pichas!

  11. You're light-years beyond anything I could ever accomplish with a gourd. Lovely carving work!

    I'll leave the carving to my wife, who makes it look easy.

    Your sunset/sunrise pictures, btw, are stunning. I took in the sunrise from Deerfield Beach a couple of years back. One of the highlights of our trip south.

  12. Me again :) Did you happen to take that stroll through the foggy graveyard? And if you did, did you take pictures?

  13. This must be the No 1 horror blog!


  14. Home In The Hollow!!
    The Princess!!

    Thanks to ALL of you for taking the time to wander through my October/Halloween/pumpkin!! hope you had a screamingly good time...

    NO...Cheri!!!!! we never did make it to the cemetery :[ ...BUT the month isn't over yet!! :]


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