Jackie spent a hot, sunny, cloudless morning continuing her planting while I dead-headed poppies and roses and pulled up a few weeds.
Flo joined us on a trip this afternoon beginning with a visit to Otter Nurseries for more plants, and continuing into the forest.
Foxgloves lined the verges along Warborne Lane where a burrow probably housed the rabbits which kept popping up along the way.
We visited the Hatchet Moor section of Hatchet Pond, where Flo and I both photographed each other photographing donkeys and foals. Individual authorship is, as usual, detailed in the galleries (mine don’t bear my name). This is also true of the next ones, including
cattle and calves;
water lilies, one bearing a damselfly;
mallards, swans and cygnets hanging out on a makeshift temporary nest.
Flo added foxgloves in the landscape;
also an oyster catcher while I pictured a black headed gull.
Finally, at East Boldre I focussed on a fly-tolerant pony with her sleeping offspring.
This evening we dined on Jackie’s savoury rice, with prawn preparations – tempura and hot and spicy – and gyoza, with which she drank Hoegaarden and I drank more of the Malbec.