Explorer Beastie’s Wintry Ramble!

So, the clocks have gone back and the evenings are starting noticeably earlier every day. And, after a slightly rainy start to the autumn here in Ireland, the sun finally showed his face – fortunately at a time when Explorer Beastie and I were away in the countryside for a couple of days!
Late Autumn Colours With Explorer Beastie - CrawCrafts BeastiesThe bright sunshine made for some great photos… although the slight nip in the air was a reminder that winter is very much on the way! Care to join us on our stroll?

Oh, but we’ll just have to wait while Explorer Beastie climbs a couple of trees first…
Climbing Trees - CrawCrafts BeastiesAmazingly, there are still some flowers out brightening up the garden at this time of the year…
Explorer Beastie with the Nasturtiums - CrawCrafts Beasties…Even if everywhere else is starting to look a little less colourful.
Among Fading Colours - CrawCrafts BeastiesBut when the leaves fall, they sometimes reveal hidden treasure among the branches – like this cosy, mossy bird’s nest!
Finding a Bird's Nest - CrawCrafts BeastiesYou need to be careful where you perch though… I think you’ve picked up some extra accessories on your hat there, Explorer Beastie!
The Natural Look - CrawCrafts BeastiesFurther down the lane, we found some natural treats – sloes, blackberries and rosehips!
The Natural Look - CrawCrafts BeastiesIn fact, the whole hedgerow had become one beautiful natural tapestry, dancing in the sunlight.
Leaf Tapestry - CrawCrafts BeastiesBut despite the bright sunshine, it was starting to get a little chilly out here! So after a quick pitstop in a sheltered spot…
Sandwich Break! CrawCrafts Beasties…It was time to head for home!

How is winter arriving where you are? Or are you somewhere that’s already looking forward to long, lazy summer days? Let us know in the comments!

We’ll be back on Tuesday, when I’m hoping to have a preview of next year’s Beastie Calendar to share with you all! See you then!

27 thoughts on “Explorer Beastie’s Wintry Ramble!

      1. You are totally right! Infact I try to go for walks every single moment I have the occasion for… 😀 It is beautiful here around.
        I realized that I was so very short in my mails, sorry! I didn’t want to seem rude, it is just that I feel so overwhelmed by my commissions and the deadline and my wish to be able to make someting for me too before Christmas… I’m so happy that you are making dr. Who, I can’t wait to see my BM’s face when he will unwrap his gift 🙂

        1. Don’t worry, no offence taken! You have every right to ask for a progress update 😀 I know how you feel about the Christmas commissions though, I’m starting to wonder how I’m going to get all mine done too… Looks like I’ll be admiring the late autumn weather from my crafting couch from now on!

  1. Your day out looks like it involved a lot of energetic exploring…I hope this brisk walk was followed up by a piece cake (or two). In Portland, winter definitely feels like it is around the corner. The temperatures have dropped, my bees have hunkered down, and (YAY) all the leaves are finally off the trees in my garden (so tired of raking).

    1. Yikes! I knew there was an upside to not having any trees of my own! And don’t worry, I got my dose of vitamin C(ake)… I was at Boyfriend’s homestead for a family party and there was a mountain of leftover cake! 😋

    1. He said he was going to, but then I found the sloes in the bottom of the fridge yesterday! Don’t worry, I took care of them… We should have a tasty pink drink from the hedgerows to enjoy by Valentine’s day! 😋

  2. Ireland looks wonderful that time of the year!

    Here it’s starting to cool down to 10 C on some days and on other days it’s still around 20 C. That’s the usual October – November weather for Virginia, a constant up and down.

    1. Us too… But I suppose Ireland is always like that! We’ve had some mild days lately… But it got really cold from a couple of days ago, and some snow even fell earlier in the week! Time for me to retrieve my winter woollies from my parents’ house, I think!

      1. Oh dear, as soon as they predict only flurries the shelves in the supermarket will be wiped clear of water, milk and bread. 😀 So far we didn’t even get one flake but this morning it had only -4 C and i loved it. Finally I can take out my scarves and hats. And my ‘little’ Fiona took out her beloved winter jacket which she could only wear once last winter 😀

  3. Oh, I just love this. What fun and delightful adventures. It looks like Explorer Beastie is a good guide and travelling companion. Autumn in Ireland looks so beautiful. What colours!

    The temps are falling here in Chicago; yesterday took us to near zero. All the more reason to get knitting. 🙂

    1. That’s what winter is all about! It’s heading for zero (Celcius) here too, so I’ll be piling on the handknits from now on 😀 Thanks for stopping by… And you’re right, autumn in Ireland is lovely. Often we get better weather now than in summer 😆

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