Today there was still a chill in the air, which became more overcast with sunny periods as it went on.
After lunch we drove into the forest. As so often on a dull day we thought we may not find much of photographic interest, until the sun and
our little group of equine friends found beside the stream at the junction of Chapel Lane and Forest Road took pity on us.
The rippling stream bore reflections;
The trees through which the assorted ponies could be viewed bore moss and lichen;
the ground underfoot bore celandines, dandelions, violets, and daisies.
More reflections and water crowfoot (buttercups) adorned the pool further along Forest Road, beyond which
I gazed across the layered landscape.
This evening we enjoyed breaded mushrooms with Jackie’s hot and spicy pasta arrabbiata and tender runner beans, with which she drank Hoegaarden and I partook of Mendoza El Tesoro Red Blend 2019.