One Miniature Member

Early this afternoon I posted “A Knight’s Tale (9: Before The Coming Revolution)”.

Later, we shopped at Lidl and carried on for drive. Everywhere is becoming very crowded. Reaching Lymington was a lengthy process. We kept along Sowley Lane and St Leonard’s Road to the east, which doesn’t have too many visitors.

A family of mallards beside a temporary pool alongside St Leonard’s Road were possibly debating whether to settle on it.

Opposite, in sight of the Isle of Wight,

bees busily worked over the remaining blossom on nascent blackberries while they still had a chance.

Our familiar equine group of friends, with its one miniature member congregated outside St Leonard’s Grange, within reach of

their still liquid watering hole reflecting possibly aquatic plants.

Cattle on the moorland fronting houses between East End and East Boldre were happy to share pasturage rights with a few ponies.

This evening we dined on our second helpings of Red Chilli takeaway with which Jackie finished the Carricante and I drank more of the Fleurie, which involved opening another bottle.


  1. The miniature member is cute, and I liked the view of the Isle of Wight, but for some reason the photo of the mallards might be my favorite today.

  2. I always enjoy your (almost) daily drives into the forest. The horses are always fun to observe — is the miniature one truly a mini, or just a young horse?

  3. The song Lazing on a Sunny afternoon by the KINKS popped into my head here , I think it was the view of the cattle on thr green!

  4. All beautiful! And pastoral! πŸ™‚ The Mallard family look like they’re having a very enjoyable day.
    Your two B&W photos in this set are amazing!
    The plants reflected in the pool photos are pretty.
    Wouldn’t it be fun to know what the cattle are thinking. ??? They look at you with such welcoming curious expressions. πŸ™‚

  5. Today’s fare is a fascinating set of photographs, the family of mallards, the three white sailed ships, the aquatic plants, the cattle and ponies.

  6. Of course I enjoyed seeing the sailboats. August is our least-pleasant month for sailing, generally: too hot, and too little wind. But September is coming! The plants you showed are most assuredly aquatic plants. They look to me like pickerel weed, which is native here, but invasive in your area.

  7. With a last name of Wight (thus my blog post is called roughwighting), I stared hard at your beautiful photo with the Isle of Wight in the background. i must have some ancestors within that lovely land, somewhere. Thanks for the spectacular visit here, Derrick.

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