Autumnal Colours – Explorer Beastie at Kew

Hey there Beastie friends! It was a bit wild and wintry when I woke up this morning, so I thought that today’s post could maybe bring a splash of autumnal colour to a January Tuesday!

Continuing on from last week’s London-based post, we’ll follow Explorer Beastie as he steps off the road less travelled and turns his paws towards a much more well-known attraction. Where are you now, Explorer Beastie?
Crunching through Autumnal Leaves - CrawCrafts BeastiesKew Gardens!”

And it looks like autumn is the perfect time to visit. Look at those stunning colours!

Chihuly Glass and Autumnal Colours at Kew - CrawCrafts Beasties

And hey, wait a sec… Who’s this?
Meeting Garcia Beastie - CrawCrafts BeastiesIt’s our old buddy Garcia Beastie, of course! Fancy meeting you here… How about we explore together?

And it wasn’t long before the Beasties found something interesting…
Garcia Beastie and Autumnal Fungus - CrawCrafts Beasties“Ooooh, check this out!”
Explorer Beastie has to go in for a closer look.

Autumnal Fungus Fun - CrawCrafts Beasties

And that was is only the beginning. Look at these stunning autumnal shades!
Autumnal Yellows - CrawCrafts BeastiesIt’s almost possible for Beasties to get lost in among all that colour. Can you spot them?Beasties Under the Tree - CrawCrafts Beasties
Of course, you can only see so much from ground level… Especially if you’re a mere 6 inches tall. Time to take this adventure up a level!
Treetop Walkway in Autumn - CrawCrafts BeastiesThe treetop walkway is really spectacular… But the boys really had to hold on tight! It was a little breezy up there!

Still, they were able to spot a familiar sight from those (sometimes dizzying) heights…
The Temperate House from the Treetops - CrawCrafts Beasties“Look, it’s the Temperate House! It was closed last time we visited, wasn’t it?”
“It was! We should probably make that our next stop!”

And I guess that’s where we’ll pick up next time! Be sure to join us on Tuesday for more monster adventures… And if you’ve ever been to Kew Gardens, why not tell us all about it in the comments?

See you next week!

23 thoughts on “Autumnal Colours – Explorer Beastie at Kew

  1. Lovely to see some autumn colours at Kew following my visit in the summer. I’m planning a trip there with some friends at the end of March, so should be to see it in spring this year too.
    On a slightly different note, I may have a parcel to send you at the end of the week… my mother is sorting out her stash and has, apparently, found something you might like… Jon and Jan Beastie (but not me) are visiting her on Friday, so should pick it up then.

    1. Hello Jan! Glad you enjoyed the trip around Kew… Look out for some familiar glass artworks in the next couple of weeks too πŸ˜‰ And a surprise parcel coming in the post? Exciting!! Thank you so much for thinking of me! 😁

    1. Hey Melissa! And yes thanks, we’re all keeping well… Although revisiting my travel pics has put me in the mood this another holiday 😁 Cheers for popping in, and have a super weekend!

  2. I am so jealous of the boys setting off on a tree top walkway! This is on my bucket list for 2020 – it doesn’t have to be at Kew, anywhere will do! Has anyone out there got suggestions?? The higher the better please.

    1. Hmmm… I’m not sure about any around where I am! Kew’s is the only one I know. But maybe some of Ireland’s forest parks might have caught on to the idea? It certainly seemed to be a popular part of the Kew experience, even on a breezy day! Good luck in tracking down a treetop adventure,
      and thanks for joining the guys on theirs!

    1. Ohhh yeah… Especially up high in the treetops πŸ˜‚ Still, fun times – if you make it to London on your travels, Kew is definitely a great day out! Cheers for swinging by, Tierney!

  3. Thanks for the virtual tour, Beasties. I must say you do take spectacular photographs for such small chaps. Yes, I have also been to Kew Gardens. Yay!! I was amazed by that ancient, reclining cycad that comes from my part of the world (Eastern Cape) and got quite nostalgic when in the South African section because of the familiar smells from the plants

    1. Glad to have you with us, Mariss! And yes, isn’t Kew brilliant? How nice that you were able to find a slice of home on your trip there as well. On my next visit I’ll make sure to sniff everything and get a feel for far-off places!

  4. They have so much fun, they can easily get lost in all the colour, but not totally. I look forward to seeing more on their fun adventures πŸ™‚

    1. Cheers, Simon! And yes, luckily their sweet blue faces stood out some against the yellow leaves… Explorer Beastie’s stripes blended a bit too well though! Thanks for coming along 😊

  5. Okay, seeing these photos makes me understand a bit more of why people actually like fall/autumn. What gorgeous colors. Here, “fall colors” pretty much just means brown muck making the streets and sidewalks treacherous. I remember that tree top walkway at Kew. Unfortunately it was in my pre-Beastie days, so it wasn’t nearly as fun as it should have been! :))

    1. Aaaah, vacations just haven’t been the same since you adopted a little woolly monster to accompany/bully you on your travels πŸ˜‚ Sounds like you might be due a return trip to London… Maybe in fall/autumn? Cheers for popping in, Tammie!

  6. Great photos and colours, Helen! I’m glad to see EP reunite with an old pal in such a beautiful place. Chicago winter has been the blahs, colourwise — a straight week of greys and eggshells. Thank you for filling my desktop with some truly gorgeous autumnal hues (autumn colours pull at the heart, don’t they?!).

    1. Oh yes! Autumn’s definitely my favourite season so it was a real joy to revisit those colourful days in the depths of January. Cheers for joining us, Shirley… Hope there’s some spring colour just around the corner for you!

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