Height Restrictions Apply

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Heavy rain this morning ricocheted from the roofs, and bounced from the basin catching a leak landing on the kitchen table. Even Aaron was unable to work.

As if by magic the skies cleared to accommodate skimming clouds and warm sunshine. Jackie therefore took me for a drive in the forest. She first parked in the Boundary parking area, where I walked past

the woods

to look down on the tree-lined valley below. I noticed two figures with a couple of dogs. They disappeared into the trees and I waited for them to appear in the next clearing, when I focussed on them once more. Readers may care to enlarge these to spot the subjects.

Our next stop was along Rhinefield Road where I photographed more forest scenes.

Cattle roamed the moors around Fritham.

For ponies foraging a little further along, height restrictions applied. Only those tall enough could feed on leaves. The little ones hand to keep their noses to the ground. I found myself thinking pigs at pannage were needed to mop up the fallen acorns which are poisonous to equines.

Meanwhile, a solitary cow wandered past another small pony across the road, currently occupied by donkeys playing havoc with traffic.

This evening we dined on Jackie’s fishy potato pie (remnants of fish pie topped with sautΓ©ed potatoes; piquant cauliflower cheese; crunchy carrots; tender green beans; and succulent ratatouille. My wife drank Hoegaarden; my sister and I drank Western Cape Malbec 2017.

 

 

46 thoughts on “Height Restrictions Apply

  1. I agree about that little tan pony and the light. I particularly like the first set of woods photos.
    Hope the leak into the kitchen is easily repaired. You dinner sounds quite delicious! πŸ™‚

  2. I wonder what Wordsworth would have done had he been gifted with a camera and an able companion like Jackie? Beautiful play of light and shadow captured in all its pristine glory!

  3. So glad the sun came out, so you all could get out and about! πŸ™‚
    Everything always looks so fresh and smells so good after a rain! And I bet the animals even enjoyed it, too! πŸ™‚
    I love forests and areas with a lot of trees. It’s so pretty to see the light and shadows communing! πŸ™‚
    HUGS!!! πŸ™‚

  4. I noticed the Culinary Queen has been demoted to “my wife” now; any particular reason for this;? is she no longer in receipt of a decent salary for her works of art? Or did you neglect to pay her in the first place?
    A Royal Commission might well be in order to sort out this matter!

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