This morning I reduced the codeine element of my pain relief and toured the garden with my camera.
I was walking better as I wandered around making these images.
Much of the rest of the morning was occupied with mutually supportive family telephone conversations.
This afternoon we took a drive into the forest.
A chestnut pony cropping the verge at North Gorley had clearly been indulging in a mud bath.
Not far away, we passed a distant field of young stags,
on one side of which perched a watching raptor. I am relying on John Knifton to identify this bird. (See Quercus’s comment below – a buzzard)
I can identify the pair of mallards rooting on the soggy terrain beside grazing ponies.
This evening we dined on Mr Pink’s cod, chips, and pea fritter with Garner’s pickled onions.