One For GP

As was the case this morning, the seed feeder in the front garden is usually overcrowded by sparrows,

with the inevitable pecking consequence.

Great and blue tits share more harmonious meals.

This afternoon we drove into the forest and got no further than Holmsley Passage before we witnessed

a string of ponies crossing the moorland in our direction.

They were headed for pastures new,

and a visit to their swollen waterhole,

now freely flowing.

The Assistant Photographer produced an image she has entitled “two white manes”

while I leant on the bridge to photograph a grey drinking.

Others leaving the stream cast long shadows in the glow of the lowering sun.

Our blogging friend GP Cox really likes the ponies. So, here you are GP – a post for you.

This evening we dined on Jackie’s chic cottage pie; crunchy carrots, cauliflower, and broccoli; tender cabbage, and tasty gravy with which she drank Hoegaarden and I drank Barbera d’Asti 2016.



65 thoughts on “One For GP

  1. I filled up my nut feeders today but dropped and smashed the pottery top of the remaining squirrel feeder. Tomorrow I will go in search of another.

    The ponies are looking well but I do hope so, one is supplementing the lack of grass this winter. Perhaps, just like hens they may return home at dusk at receive a tasty feed of hay and horse feed before retiring for the night.

  2. And here I thought “GP” stood for “graceful ponies”! It really was quite thoughtful of you to assemble such a fine gallery for our GP — I appreciated the series myself.

  3. Beautiful ponies post for GP! πŸ™‚

    Such artistic and beautiful birdies and ponies photos! πŸ™‚

    The photo Jackie took of you, Derrick, and entitled “Two White Manes” got me teary-eyed! That is a beautiful photo that should be framed and hung up to enjoy every day! πŸ™‚

    Jackie: your photos of The Great Photographer are so often so touching and unique! Thank you for sharing them! πŸ™‚

    HUGS!!! πŸ™‚

  4. WOW! I wish I had been online 16 hours ago to respond here sooner, Derrick! And don’t forget to thank Jackie as well. She not only took more pictures – she made my favorite British dish of Cottage Pie (that I keep mistakenly calling my version of Shepard’s Pie. πŸ™‚
    I think the ponies knew exactly what you were doing – they were headed straight for you two and came to say hello. Ponies are smarter than people think!!
    Have a Great day!!

    • Thanks very much, Cheryl. I always have been, but it is only in retirement that I have really been able to focus so closely. When I was a child I would always draw and paint country and animal scenes from imagination.

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