Standing Out

On another cool, crisp, bright morning of full sunshine we drove to Milford Supplies to buy more picture nails, and continued into the forest.

Looking into the valley below and across to a distant, hazy, Bournemouth from Picket’s Post, I watched foraging ponies warming on the moorland.

Greys also stood out on the hillside along

Forest Road, where,

Jackie parked the Modus beside a forded stream

and I walked back to make the acquaintance of a be-rugged field horse.

This evening we dined on Jackie’s spicy Chilli con Carne and boiled rice, with which she drank Hoegaarden and I drank Medici Riccardi Chianti Rufina 2018


  1. What a stand-out beautiful day and photos of the day! Even the ponies deemed it an excellent day! 🙂
    The reflections in the stream and the horse with his rug are faves of mine today! 🙂
    (((HUGS))) 🙂
    PS…”Why fit it in when you were born to stand out!” – Dr. Seuss. 🙂

  2. The photos are beautiful, Derrick and Jackie. You had a nice sunny day there for a forest drive and the views are always a pleasure to see, as are the horses and ponies.

  3. A good-looking field horse and lovely landscapes. With a little imagination, the ears on the white ponies in the header photo could be unicorn horns.

  4. Another the lovely drive for you both. The greys immediately reminded me of the carved white horses sometimes seen on hillsides.

  5. I agree with Dr. Seuss, “Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” The be-rugged horse was a stand-out for me, just as you and Jackie are! Have another lovely day, {{{Derrick}}} <3

  6. One obscure fact I came across recently was that Bournemouth is the most expensive place in the whole country to park your car for the day. Sadly, that’s the kind of thing that you can never verify.

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