Danni has e-mailed me two more photographs from yesterday’s visit.
They were engrossed in one activity or another.
Note the tiptoes.
This morning’s steady rain made way for an afternoon of bright sunshine prompting us to drive to the north of the forest, via South Sway Lane where
our friendly equine henceforth, in recognition of her eye, to be called Gimlet ignored my invitations to eat a carrot I held up to view. She remained in the high corner of her field which, although
not completely waterlogged,
was decidedly squelchy.
While I was attempting to tempt Gimlet Jackie collected another bag of horse manure before moving on
to Gorley Road,
one of the more dramatically flooded lanes we were to encounter. Each passing vehicle sent up sunlit spray splashing anything or anyone within reach.
Jackie is working on adjusting to her varifocal specs, especially in relation to peripheral vision when driving. She was therefore very pleased that she was able to spot a solitary Egyptian goose in a field further along the road.
Naturally I had to photograph it
through a hole in the hedge.
While I was at it I pictured a distant herd of deer and
a horse in a rug designed for protection against the overnight colder temperatures.
We continued to Furze Hill along which donkeys ambled, passing basking ponies, and occasionally pausing to
clip a hedge
or hold us up with a scratch. The pictures of the three donkeys on the road and clipping the hedge are Jacki’e work.
I photographed some of the ponies and
while I was tempted by the sound of its fast flowing water to concentrate on Latchmore Stream
the Assistant Photographer demonstrated why she is not really secondary.
A little further along the road another herd of deer scarpered when I poked my camera at them.
This evening we dined on left overs from last night’s takeaway meal augmented by Jackie’s authentic chicken curry.