Beachern Wood

If we overlook the fact that, because she was feeling so much better, Jackie probably did do too much today we would think we really were back to normal. First we shopped at Tesco and this time it was Mrs Knight who did the shopping while I sat in the car with my book, loaded the goods into the car and unloaded them into the the kitchen when we returned home.

This afternoon my Chauffeuse took us for a drive to Beachern Wood and back. She sat in the car with her puzzle book and I wandered about.

A badly broken beach tree and a more resilient oak framed walkers and Shetland ponies on the approach road.

Other ponies wandered, grazed, and scratched in the woodland. A Shetland thought better of trying to garrotte itself between a pair of tree trunks.

This stretch of Ober Water rippled gently and reflected the trees around.

This evening we reprised yesterday’s meal and beverages.


  1. I wonder if winter coats are starting to feel itchy. All three donkeys have been scratching foreheads, necks, and flanks on the fence boards. Glad things are almost back to normal in the Knight residence.

  2. It’s so good to hear that Jackie is feeling so much better. 🙂
    I do love your water reflection pictures. They are always so very inspiring.
    Let’s hope the weather warms and brightens, and Jackie can soon feel she’s caught up! (Speaking as one whose ‘to do’ list is so aspirational, I’ll probably never consider I’ve ‘caught up’!!)

  3. Wonderful images of the forest and its visitors, both human and equine. Pool reflection shots are as usual very stunning to observe. Glad Jackie is feeling so much better.

  4. I was quite taken with the elephant-trunked tree creature in the header, but I also like the broken beech creature in the first gallery. The pony does not seem to be aware of it. The reflections are lovely, of course. ?
    I’m glad Jackie’s feeling better. You did have a busy day.

  5. I am glad to hear Jackie is feeling much better now. I love the scenes from your forest drives, especially those Shetland ponies. I learned to ride on ponies a little bigger than these ones as a child. They may be small in stature, but they are a handful!

  6. I like that old trunk face with the long snout and the photo with the ponies grazing under the oak branch. So glad Jackie is feeling better!

  7. I love some of those tree trunk photos. One looks like an elephant’s head.
    I’m so pleased Jackie is feeling better but she should over do it. She doesn’t need a relapse.

  8. Best wishes for Jackie’s continued progress! No one likes to feel ill when the weather lightens and it becomes pleasant once again to be outdoors without heavy clothes!

  9. I also like the tree creature. A great game for children is finding faces in the trees. We haven’t done that for quite a while.
    The woodland images, the water, the ponies… all adding up to a lovely treat for us. Thank you, Derrick.

  10. Happy to see that Jackie is feeling better and able to get back to the natural order of her day.
    Thank you for the pony images, they look beautiful in their winter coats.

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