After lunch today Jackie drove us all to Hockey’s Farm Shop where we left the young family to explore while we took a short drive in the near vicinity.
A veritable herd of donkeys in the road outside the shop were engaged in their favourite leisurely game of disruption of the traffic. One attempted to join me in the passenger seat when I returned to the car. The greens at Ibsley, although the waters had receded somewhat, continued to offer
waterlogged reflections of trees above,
and a paddling pool for ponies,
one of whom was in sight of cousins casting shadows on the other side of the road.
Two gentlemen sat atop Rockford Sandpit;
their voices reached me at the bottom, whence I photographed the scene
and its surrounding woodland.
From Ellingham Drove, where we spotted one of our many sightings of roe deer in the shade, we drove to the main road where we filled up with petrol and returned to Hockey’s to collect the others.
Later, following the advice of SueW, I recovered the pictures from the following posts:
This evening we all dined on more of Jackie’s tasty pasta Bolognese, with which she drank Hoegaarden and I drank Valle Central Reserva Privada Syrah, 2021.