With help and encouragement from SueW, I have today replaced the missing photographs from the following posts dated from 23rd to 28th October 2022. New followers from before mid-December may not have seen them.
Flo, Dillon, and Ellie were collected by Ian at mid-day to take them for a few days to Southbourne.
After lunch we took a forest drive.
On Forest Road a grazing pony blended with the bracken.
We looked down on the landscape below Braggers Lane,
Where a paddock was entered through a fence that lay between a decaying stump and a gnarled tree trunk;
a New Forest pony accompanied a field horse protected against the cold temperatures by a rug, of which the hardy little equine has no need. Throughout the day we noticed field horses wrapped up and ponies uncovered.
During their safe season, pheasants abound in certain areas of the forest. Most scurry through a hedge when poked at by a camera lens. Not this fellow on parade on Ringwood Road who happily strutted about showing his best side.
This evening we dined on Jackie’s wholesome shepherd’s pie with fried potato topping, crunchy carrots, firm cauliflower and tender cabbage with which she drank Hoegaarden and I finished the Shiraz.