GOLDEN AUTUMN COLOURS IN SURPRISING PLACES

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Autumn crab applesIt is amazing what you can fit into 45 minutes, including finding autumn colours in the most surprising places. Last week as we waited for our MOT, we found ourselves with nothing to do in Ticehurst, East Sussex. We wandered around the back of the service barn and met a local couple who lived in a little cabin. After chatting for a while and discovering they had rescued some sheep, we knew we had to meet their woolly friends.Chester the sheepThis is Chester and he loves to have his ears scruffled. His lady friend was a bit more wary of us but she came over to have a look at all the commotion, just out of arms reach under a tree.Autumn pursuits Sheep watchingWe spent a good fifteen minutes fussing Chester and trying to avoid getting our shoelaces and scarves nibbled. He was such a sweetie and loved all the attention.Chester the sheepThe colours, light and mood were perfect for me to be field testing my new jacket from Thought Clothing – I love this company and will take every opportunity to shout about their lovely ‘thoughtful’ clothes. I have been looking for a light outer layer to take me from summer to autumn and this ochre coloured coat is just the thing. This was a gift from the brand whom I love collaborating with – but I am a regular customer too. I have an out of control drawer full of their bamboo leggings, I seem to buy a new colour each season and these are currently my favourite things to wear, so soft! Chester the sheepWaterproof for protection against the autumn elements with deep pockets for all my woodland finds. Hidden arm cuffs keep my hands cosy when I forget my gloves and its made of 100% organic cotton.Thought clothingEast Sussex woodland walkingWe followed a nature trail, through the local woodland to make the most of this perfect autumn day. Rustling leaves our soundtrack and a sea of golds,  browns and evergreen as far as the eyes could see. Seed pods, birch leaves, alder cones and crab apples all falling to the ground ready to nourish the soil over the winter months.Thought clothing a/w 2017 Thought clothing a/w 2017Walking out into a clearing we found two beautiful oak trees and a rustic wooden swing, their leaves were glowing golden against the thunderous sky that was rolling in.Oak trees in autumn Thought clothing a/w 2017I was pretty excited to find this, I think it belongs to local wedding venue, Swallows Oast. Just the right size for newlyweds or random country ramblers larking around.Thought clothing a/w 2017 Oak trees in autumn fallen autumn leavesA crisp carpet of beech, oak, field maple (my newest tree discovery) and clover.Field mapleBeyond the oaks, the ground sloped away to a hidden pond. The reflection black like the clouds gathering above, with the delicate movement of fallen leaves shimmering on the surface.Thought clothing a/w 2017Suddenly it was time to go and pick up the car, and not a moment too soon as large droplets had started to fall from the sky and the breeze was whipping up the leaves that were clinging to the trees – clattering golden leaf confetti down all over and around us.Autumn leaf confetti This was 45 minutes of nature and the seasons at their most magical. I am so happy that we didn’t decide to wait on site for our car in an oily garage! xxxAutumn leaf confetti Autumn scenes - teasels This post is an unpaid collaboration with one of my favourite ethical clothing companies Thought – I was gifted an item I chose – all words, opinions and images are my own.

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