Our extended Indian summer continues.
Early this morning the three of us spent some time in the garden where I photographed
a number of blooms, the names of which are all included in the galleries. The blue Morning Glories only flowered for the first time last week. Bees are still plundering the cosmoses.
After this we shopped at Ferndene Farm Shop, and continued on a forest drive.
Pigs and their piglets scurried across the road at Pilley. Louise, who lives in the house on the corner seen beyond the scene including porkers, a Shetland pony and a walker, stood for while at the gate flagging down motorists to point out the piglets they could not see as they approached the cattle grid. Jessie joined me in photographing the animals. Its bright berries enliven a cotoneaster tree on the green.
The beach at the end of Tanners Lane was gathering visitors like the two above; teasels grew in the field at the top of the slope.
This evening Jackie drove us to Mudeford to catch the
Swans were unperturbed by gulls taking flight.
I watched approaching its runway.
Two children sped along the shore on bikes with no pedals (Dandy horse bikes)- today’s hobbyhorses.
This evening we dined on tender roast lamb; crisp Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes, sage and onion stuffing; crunchy carrots and cauliflower; tender runner beans, and meaty gravy, followed by coffee cake and New Forest ice cream, with which Jackie drank Hoegaarden, I drank more of the Fleurie, and Jessie drank water.