Much of this very hot day was taken up with dead heading and watering.
Soon after 4 p.m. Jackie drove us to Eyeworth Pond and back.
At this time, ponies and cattle, although they did emerge later, made use of what shade they could find. These were spotted en route to Fritham,
where other cattle lay down in their field.
Foals are growing up fast. On a green above the pond this one manages its own grooming.
Water lilies are now beginning to bloom on the pond,
where a few ducks paddled.
Most of these birds, however,
occupied a dormitory on the bank.
Bright sunlight produces abstract reflections on the surface.
Motley cattle grazed on the hillside as we drove back up to Fritham and, via Hordle Chinese Take Away, to home.
With our usual excellent fare from Mr Chan, we both drank Tsing Tao beer this evening.