Cockapoo, Cattle, And Equine Landscape


This morning Jackie drove me to New Hall Hospital for a follow up visit to Mr Kask, my orthopaedic surgeon. At the same time Louisa and her daughters left to visit a cousin in Cambridge.

Mr Kask was happy with my progress and considered that the right knee replacement could wait until after an appointment in three months time.

As I opened up my camera on the way home, I found two photographs of Geri (Halliwell), sitting on my chair, therein. This, I believe, was my daughter’s reminder that I had not featured her young cockapoo in my weekend posts. I could imagine myself as a small boy  choosing such a dog for a pet, purely on account of the name of the breed.

I disembarked on the green at Mockbeggar to photograph a small, motley, herd of fly-bearing cattle in occupation. Mostly black and white adults, there were a few calves, a couple of brown and white ones having been adopted.

The landscape near Linwood was enhanced by ponies wandering around the vicinity of the aptly named Appleslade car park. Apples and hawthorn fruit mingled among the trees, and we encountered the common sight of patiently optimistic ponies planted before a cottage gate.

This evening we enjoyed a drink on the patio before dining on Jackie’s roast lamb; roast and boiled potatoes, including sweet ones; runner beans from the garden; and sautΓ©ed peppers, onions, and mushrooms. Elizabeth and I drank Saint-Chinian 2016 and the Culinary Queen drank Hoegaarden.

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.

57 thoughts on “Cockapoo, Cattle, And Equine Landscape

  1. I think people would pay to visit and drink wine on your patio. It’s lovely.
    And your daughter’s dog is very cute.
    I’m glad you got a good report from the doctor. πŸ™‚

  2. no, I’m with you and the inherent smut-gene. Great dog’s breed. There should be a greater range of poos – boxpoo, labidoddlepoo, shitzupoo, bullpoo, sausagepoo, schnaupoo, oh, the joys of this…

  3. I am so pleased the hospital is happy with your progress Derrick.. and lovely photos.. and your garden looking very colourful.. and just the place to unwind with a glass of wine..
    Have a lovely week.. and take care.. πŸ™‚ Sue

  4. Those garden photos win the prize for me. It looks just fabulous and the different heights make it even more interesting.

  5. So good to hear the good news about your knee! YAY! πŸ™‚
    Oh… that Geri is a cutie! πŸ™‚
    There is something about animals eyes that capture me in! Dogs, kitties, horses, cows, etc! πŸ™‚
    HUGS!!! πŸ™‚

  6. You even manage to make a post about the doctor an enjoyable one. I can well understand why the ponies visit the apple tree, haha! And then ending the day with a relaxing wine before a delicious meal in your blooming garden. (something about ‘blooming garden’ doesn’t sound right….)

  7. What a pretty little dog, I trust she’s spoilt rotten, thanks for all the horses and cattle, I did notice a dearth of sheep, but I suppose after eating it for dinner along with your home grown runner beans (show offs!) it wouldn’t have been in good taste would it?

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