Pannage Piglet Paddle


On a day balmy enough for pink roses, honeysuckle, and solanum to be blooming on the trellis in the front garden, and whatever this flower is in the West Bed (see rusty duck’s identification below),

it seemed rather incongruous to take a trip to MacPenny’s Nursery in Bransgore in search of Autumn colour, but we were not disappointed. The bush rose bringing up the rear of this set of photographs sits in the small garden of Robin’s Nest, the nursery’s cafe, where Jackie enjoyed a scone and a coffee while I went for a wobble in the main garden. I think it rather unkind of her to describe my current gait as such.

There is still a month of the pannage period to go. A motley collection of piglets snuffled their way around the verges of Burley in their frantic search for acorns. One actually sneezed. It wasn’t the black one going for a paddle.

This evening, together with Bill, Jackie and I are dining at Shelly and Ron’s. Should there be anything of moment to report I will do so tomorrow.

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 “Pannage Piglet Paddle

  1. Siddy sneezes too when he’s doing his wuffling and snuffling job of floor hoovering just in case there’s something there in need of clearing up……… The thought of you wobbling round the garden is hilarious! Danella goes into Mercy Hospital tomorrow morning to have her plates removed from her leg – I hope she won’t emerge wobbling. I may be late visiting.

  2. Unknown bloom is Acidanthera (Abyssinian Gladioli) also going under the name of Gladiolus murielae. Why oh why do they love to confuse us?
    Glorious shots all.. especially my piggie fix!

  3. You did some great wobbling and got some beautiful photos, Derrick!
    Love the waterdrops on the leaf, the pink rose, the fall leaves, and the bright purple flowers!
    The piggies sure keep busy, don’t they! It’s fun to see their different coats…some spotted, some two-toned, some one-tone, etc! πŸ™‚
    HUGS!!! πŸ™‚

  4. Your “wobbling” got you some wonderful shots. I can’t decide which I like best, but I do like the couple on the steps and the way they seem to be in the midst of a conversation. The little pig sneezing reminded me of how my daughter says their new puppy sometimes gets so excited she gets hiccups.
    Nice alliteration in the title. πŸ™‚

  5. This was quite a beautiful and wonderful post of colors, Derrick. This held my reflected feelings of sweet tones​ of “The last hurrah for Summer 🌹; come on colors of Autumn!” πŸƒ 🍁 x

  6. Wonderful photos! And the things I learn from my blogging friends. I never new there was a word to describe the right to let pigs forage freely. But there is, and that word is “pannage.” Many thanks, Derrick!

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