Hello Beastie friends! I hope you all had a spooktacular Hallowe’en! We’ve been busily stitching away here in Beastie Towers, so it’s lucky for you that Paddy and Plunkett have been in touch… Otherwise you would have been treated to a series of pictures of me at my craft table today. After their recent adventures in the most northerly parts of Northern Ireland, the lads tell me that they have been taking advantage of the latest lockdown and having a quiet October at home.
Unfortunately, they have also been spending quite a lot of time on the internet, and they are now suffering from the dreaded FOMO (fear of missing out).
“Awww, Plunkett! Look at all the fun they’re having down in Dublin! I want to go out and collect colourful leaves in the park with Autumn Beastie!”
Like a lot of humans, Paddy is feeling the pinch of these antisocial times. But isn’t it lucky that Plunkett has an answer for everything?
“I know where we can find some colourful leaves. Come on, Paddy!”
Paddy is unimpressed.
“Huh. Bit green, aren’t they?”
“Only for the moment, Paddy. For this to work, we’ll need to climb the tree where these came from…”
“… And wait for a bit. That’s it, straight ahead.”
Let’s get climbing! And look, it seems that Plunkett is not wrong…
… As the leaves had turned vibrant red before he’d even finished climbing up to where Paddy was sitting among the branches!
“How’s that for Autumn colour, Paddy? I think our work here is done!”
And with that, Plunkett started to clamber back down to ground level.
It’s a pretty spectacular display of colour though, isn’t it?
And now Paddy can scoop up giant pawfuls of red leaves, and give Autumn Beasties everywhere a run for their money. Nice hat, Paddy!
I still haven’t figured out why Beasties love Autumn leaves so much, but hey, at least they’re happy!
And I know we’re into a new month now, but did you have a colourful October? Be sure to share your many-hued Fall (or Spring) stories with us in the comments!
6 thoughts on “Paddy and Plunkett – The Hunt for Red October”
Good to see P&P making a home plan to enjoy the autumn. From where I am sitting in the southern hemisphere everything is verdantly green after some welcome rain
Ooooh, that sounds nice too! Enjoy the view, Mariss, and thanks for stopping in! 😊
Marvelous. That is such a beautiful deep crimson colour. Glad to know that P&P are countering the lockdown-related FOMO with some foliage therapy (which we all could use a little more of and works wonders). 🍂🍂 This makes me want to go on a leaf-watching stroll before they’re gone!
Same! We’ve had some breezy days here recently and I’d like to get another dose of autumn colour before the winter officially sets in! Thanks for swinging by, Shirley… Hope you get out to enjoy the final days of fall where you are too 🍂
The Beasties look so adorable in the red leaves of Red October 🙂
Yes, it sets off their lovely green complexions perfectly! 😊 Thanks, Tierney!