Thursday, October 7, 2010

Hidden Beneath


As Nature sheds her crimson cloak, there are secrets revealed beneath that linger on the branches...


Infatuated by the perfection of small birds' nests I indulge myself by collecting a few abandoned ones...

During the coldest of Winter's days they also will remind me that Spring will soon follow...



With the onset of cooler weather I'm indulging another passion... knitting a lovely cowl of beautiful superfine alpaca and wool Araucania yarn named Liwen.

14 comments:

Julie Marie said...

How beautiful the little birds nests are! And I love the pretty cowl you are knitting... this time of year, I begin making pretty mufflers, however, I don't know how to knit, I crochet them... your yarn is gorgeous!... xoxo Julie Marie

Pondside said...

Lovely images, all. I imagine that the cowl will be wonderfully cosy when the cold weather comes.

victorian parlor II said...

Oh my goodness these pictures are beautiful:)! Thanks for adding some autumn splendor to my day!

Blessings,

Kim

Ann Nichols said...

The birds nest are just lovely...so right you are, a reminder of Spring to come!
Ann

snoopydog said...

Beautiful photos! The yarn is just gorgeous. I love the colours of Autumn!Hope you are enjoying a good weeekend. Ros and Oscar

Sweet William Primitives said...

Dear Susan~Beautiful photos and a lovely post as always!(: Sweet Blessings friend~Kathy

Julia said...

Makes me want to make a cup of tea! Lovely!

Penelope's Beehive said...

Lovely, lovely photographs Susan! The world hidden among the branches is quite breathtaking indeed. I, too, have my wee collection of bird nests...they are all so delicate, yet sturdy against wind and rain... perfection.
Your beautiful knitting shall certainly keep you warm and cozy when the cold arrives, and all too swiftly I fear. Your choice of fibers and colours are exquisite!
Special blessings,
Judy

Suzanne said...

Susan~ the cowl you are working on is beautiful! Lovely colors. And, as always your photos are gorgeous....love the fall colors!
Happy Fall, the leaves are finally turning in our part of the world.

Heirlooms by Ashton House said...

Love the bird's nests--such beautiful creations of nature. Thanks for the inspiration.

Evi said...

the colors in the shawl and tree are beautiful.
Empty birds nests are a treasure.
Love the picture of them with the eggs!
Hugs, Evi

Half-heard in the Stillness said...

I've never had the good fortune to find an abandoned bird's nest, how lucky you are!

Brenda Kula said...

I would love to happen upon some little birds nests. So cute to display and decorate with. Prizes from nature.
Brenda

Cottage Garden said...

Beautiful images Susan. I love the colours of your cowl. How quickly the seasons pass - it seems not that long ago we were so looking forward to Spring.

I love your new header with Madelaine in another starring role - so sweet!

Jeanne
xox