Always A Drop To Drink

Today was milder and wetter. Last autumn, Jackie had planted up a pair of tubs for Mum’s garden. Now the intended recipient occupies a care home, one of these graces the garden of her empty bungalow. The other stands in front of the trellis adorning our garage door.

We took a short trip to the East of the forest, where, at East End the stunning golden mimosa tree is in full bloom;

a pigeon looks down on it from a nearby naked oak.

The corner of St Leonard’s Road and the road to East Boldre is as waterlogged as always once we have experienced considerable rainfall. Water overflows onto the road and vehicles spray as they pass.

At East Boldre a chestnut pony, ankle-deep in another pool, slakes its thirst. Today it can be said that there was water, water, everywhere, and always a drop to drink.

This evening we dined on tangy lemon chicken; creamy mashed potato; crunchy carrots; and tender peas.


      1. I’m glad it did. I remember once my daughters’ pediatrician saying something like a cold will last seven days, or you can treat it and it will be gone in a week. πŸ™‚

  1. so nice to see spring arriving somewhere in the world. And it does sound like both you and Jackie are recovering a bit of your spring, too.

  2. Our huisache tree might be the same as your mimosa. It also has the little yellow, ball-like flowers that appear before the leaves, is sometimes called a mimosa, and is sweetly fragrant. I know there are multiple species and cultivars, but I suspect they’re at least related. They certainly are beautiful.

  3. You’re certainly experiencing lots of rain lately Derrick, we could do with some water down our way, we’re having a drought at the moment.

  4. The daffodils are lovely. Mine have no blooms yet. Great photo of the drinking horse. Your dinner sounds pleasant.

  5. If you are seeking creative ideas, go out walking. Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk.

    -Raymond Inmon

    Have a nice day Derrick!!!

  6. Glad you both got out and about! Sometimes it helps to get out and breath the air and soak in the beauty of nature…hope the illness/colds depart soon.
    The photos of the horse drinking are sublime!
    Love the daffodil and pansy faces, too!
    HUGS!!! πŸ™‚

  7. Love those daffodils – i’m not familiar with that variety however?

    The Mimosa is beautiful also although down here we call it Acacia, or more commonly Wattle, or Golden Wattle , it’s our national floral emblem! πŸ™‚

    Again best wishes to you both.

  8. Your rain has done wonders for that glorious mimosa tree and given refreshment to the pony! Thank you for taking us on your drive.

  9. Lots of drops to drink, that’s for sure. That mimosa tree is a glorious blaze of yellow. I hang my head in shame as I write this, but I didn’t know mimosa was anything other than a drink. So I learned something new today.

  10. Definitely a little water over your way Derrick, could do with a few drops where I live, cyclones and floods up north and drought down south with a few bush fires thrown in, Australia certainly has a diverse clime.

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