Foal After Phone

I spent much of the day on recovering images for the following posts:

I won’t bore readers with the nature of the difficulties – you have heard it all before – save to say that Wayback Machine was once more helpful and that I had almost finished the work on the Scarecrow Festival one with its three dozen pictures, messed it up, and had to start again.

Late this afternoon Jackie and I took a forest drive.

A pony and her foal grazed on the verge of Forest Road.

On another soporific day there was not much more sign of life until we

reached Rockford Common where ponies and a foal were on their way to climb up the tarmac path beside the sand pit, first a valuable commercial quarry,

now a playground for children;

and a challenge for others to keep their feet ascending the crumbling sandhill.

Jackie watched a friendly foal advancing on a visitor’s phone.

At North Gorley soporific ponies seemed to seek coolth from a gentle breeze sweeping across the green – it was, however, rather a warm current.

The llama log that has never moved in all the years we have been driving past it, and claimed by Jackie as her own, is impervious to the heat.

On our return home we collected a Red Chilli Takeaway meal, with which Jackie and I both drank Bangla beer, and Flo and Ellie didn’t, the latter settling for pasanda sauce and mango chutney on crisp poppadoms.


  1. Ha! that little foal is friendly, eager, curious, and extroverted! Maybe little foal wants to use the phone to call his Nana or check his FoalBook page!
    That llama log is SO cool and cute!
    I hope animals of every species (even human-beans) found some shade, some water, and a bit of a breeze.
    (((HUGS))) ❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️
    PS…A young horse walks into a bar. The bartender says, β€œCan I get you a drink?”
    Young horse replies, β€œNeigh, I’m foal.”

  2. I enjoyed your many engaging pony photos today Derrick … it’s a cold and windy day here in Geelong and we are yet to head out for our moring walkies .. ??

  3. Beautifull ponies and foals. It’s nice that the friendly foal feels safe enough to approach strangers. The llama log is a well-established landmark. When it comes to the technicalities recovering blog photos, you are the king of perseverance.

  4. Oh, what a gorgeous friendly pony!
    We settled for fish and chips last night!
    Oh, and my theory is wrong, I didn’t get the second reply to the thread!
    So, just imagine a laughing face here, one with red cheeks!

  5. Those ponies are so beautiful! I especially loved the curious colt investigating the phone. πŸ™‚ Sounds like you are getting a bit of heat over there. We are in a temporary cool phase with possible rain coming in today.

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