As Jessie left this morning to return home to Primrose Hill, Jackie and I drove to Elizabeth’s to wait for a Parcel Force delivery while she kept a hospital appointment.
We took a minor diversion through the forest on our way home.
Groups of pigs from the verges and the greens of Pilley converged on the sward carpeted with silver birch catkins which they crunched with the delight of a child chomping on his Rice Crispies breakfast cereal.
A llama pricked up its ears as I approached its field at East End, where
donkeys dawdled up the road, pausing to sample prickles along the way.
While at Elizabeth’s I read more of ‘Our Mutual Friend’ and this afternoon scanned three more of Charles Keeping’s inimitable illustrations.
‘The train rattled among the hose-tops’ gave the artist scope to display his perspective skills.
‘They began driving among low-lying water-side wharves and docks’
‘Bella and Mrs Boffin took a good long look and one another’
Before dinner we drove out to Hatchet Pond in order to Photograph the sunset.
During the afternoon Jackie received, delivered by Amazon, a very generous gift from Jessie, who had enjoyed the solar lights.
As soon as we arrived home she dashed out to plant and photograph the treasure. Thank you very much, Jessie.
This evening we reprised yesterday’s roast dinner with similar beverages.