Early in the day I watched Channel 4’s transmission of the enthralling second day’s play in the Test Match between India and England.
The forest was still overcast when, this afternoon, we set off for a drive.
Lanes like Bockhampton Road were quite clarty. Beside this one
a whiteness of swans occupying a field attracted my attention as, their serpentine necks sinuously swaying, they foraged in the grass and reflected in one small pool.
The next pale reflector paddled in weed soup in a seasonal pool during a sunny interval at Ibsley. When she became aware of my circling her spot, she emerged from the water and joined
her cousins on the green. I exchanged greetings with the dog walkers as they drew near.
Glowing golden gorse enlivened the landscape below Abbots Well. The second of these images containing another dog walker employing an extending lead shows the difference in light created by a sunny interval. Only the distant slopes are lit; those nearer are overshadowed by cloud.
This evening we dined on tasty smoked haddock; piquant cauliflower cheese; creamy mashed potatoes; crunchy carrots and broccoli, with which we both drank Western Cape Sauvignon Blanc 2020.