Among Fading Colours - CrawCrafts Beasties

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!