Three Young Stags


On this very grey morning Jackie and I took another trip to Burley for the second birthday present. This time we were successful. As for yesterday’s gift, I cannot be more specific, or publish a photograph. After all, I never know who’s reading this.

As we returned along Mill Lane I was struck by how well a pony and foal blended with the wall of the farm building behind them. There were, in fact, two mares and two foals. The youngsters have reached the stage when their tails are growing and they are able to sport splendid Mohican haircuts.

On the far side of a field further down the lane, three young stags seemed not too perturbed by my distant lens.

Elizabeth is spending another night with Mum, who has a chest infection. Jackie and I dined on her flavoursome beef in red wine with onions, peppers, and mushrooms; served with creamy mashed potato, crunchy carrots, and our own runner beans. I drank Patrick Chodot Fleurie 2016. The Culinary Queen had consumed her Becks Blue on the patio beforehand.

Published by derrickjknight

I am an octogenarian enjoying rambling physically and photographing what I see, and rambling in my head as memories are triggered. I also ramble through a lifetime's photographs. In these later years much rambling is done in a car.

50 thoughts on “Three Young Stags

  1. Great photos of the horses. You have so many of them in your area. Seems that they are prevalent all over your countryside. What a pleasant animal to look at along your travels.

      1. Thanks again, Candy. Mum is on loads of medication already. She often needs visits from doctors, and, in addition to Elizabeth’s attention, has carers’ visits morning and evening. Her stubborn independence has probably kept her going πŸ™‚

      2. Wonder where she gets that marvelous trait? Now I know where you do. My thoughts are with her my dear friend πŸ’“ the hardest thing is when someone you love is unwell

  2. The sweet face of that sweet foal made my day! πŸ™‚ The foal seems to have a white “feathery flower” on his/her forehead! πŸ™‚ As with all kids…they will grow up too quickly. Good you captured their portraits at this beautiful age!

    I will pray for your Mum. I hope she is well soon. (((HUGS))) for her, too.

    Again, thank you for sharing your beautiful photos with us!

    Hmm…wonder who has a birthday coming up. ???
    HUGS!!! πŸ™‚

  3. Glad to hear your mother is improving. Your pictures are great today (you knew I say that with the horses in residence!!), but it all looks quite serene today.

  4. Hope your mother’s improvement continues. Nice to see the deer – makes a change from ponies, cattle, donkeys and pigs (though they are all excellent in their own way). πŸ™‚

  5. Delightful post as to be expected Derrick, you mentioned your home grown Runner Beans, maybe I have missed some posts mate, but can’t recall any of your homegrown vegies, then again my memory is not what it used to be.

  6. I am glad to read your mother is much improved, Derrick. I have very much enjoyed all your posts recently though I haven’t been able to comment. The photos of the deer, ponies and their foals are most lovely!

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