Slaking Its Thirst

On another bright-sunny-cool afternoon I took a tour of the garden

In the front crab apple blossom, and clematis Montana, the first accompanied by budding pink climbing roses, the second by hybrid bluebells.

I made a number of images from upstairs,

The views from the stable door and from the kitchen path towards the greenhouse were taken at ground level, as were

new rhododendrons and tulip.

Afterwards, Jackie drove me into the forest.

Golden gorse glows alongside Pound Lane where it reflects in a roadside pool.

The ancient bank with its mossy roots at the junction of Bennett’s Lane and Bisterne Close was striated by lengthy shadows.

A solitary pony slaked its thirst in a pool beside Wilverley Road,

on either side of which others cropped the dry grass.

For this evening’s dinner Becky added some chicken pieces to her perfect pork casserole and served it with more of her delicious savoury rice, and green beans, with which she and Jackie drank more of the RosΓ©, and I drank more of the red Ponce de LeΓ³n. Flo’s beverage was Kombucha Ginger and Lemon.

Published by derrickjknight

I am an octogenarian enjoying rambling physically and photographing what I see, and rambling in my head as memories are triggered. I also ramble through a lifetime's photographs. In these later years much rambling is done in a car.

64 thoughts on “Slaking Its Thirst

  1. The colour palette of your header shot is, indeed, lovely – a symphony of green and brown!
    It is wonderful to see so many different angles of your lovely garden. I always think of it as a beautifully colourful, perfectly curated Pandora’s Box. πŸ™‚

  2. YAY a tour of the garden! I do believe you get great positive energy from the garden, and it gets the same from you! πŸ™‚ Thank you for taking us along with you via your lovely photos! (I spotted a couple owls! πŸ™‚ )
    Your header photo of the lone pony is so beautiful! It gives such a feeling of calmness and peacefulness. πŸ™‚
    The light and shadows and reflections in your forest photos are wonderful!
    (((HUGS))) πŸ™‚

  3. The garden views from above make me think of waking up to paradise, or at least an oasis. I’m glad the ancient bank with mossy roots has been preserved. Nice ponies. I especially like the dark brown one.

  4. That tree on the junction might topple down one of these days. Your neighbourhood is refreshingly beautiful already, but the exquisite photography renders it even more charming.

  5. I too wonder about the long term stability of the ‘ancient oak’ should there be another horrendous storm. This post has been a delight.

  6. I’m busy again, with my Coffee House Writers commitments … I think I need a green paddock to go and crop in … thank you for all the calming photos today Derrick ..

    1. Thank you very much from us both, Lavinia. We inherited a mock orange but it didn’t flower much and had no scent, so the Head Gardener removed it. It didn’t get full sun.

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