On this warm, sultry, morning I raised a healthy sweat bagging up, in readiness for the next dump trip, Jackie’s clippings from the path beneath the fallen arch.
I noticed an early mushroom nodding to mossy rocks bordering Margery’s Bed.
This afternoon, on a forest drive, we encountered several groups of
ponies, one sporting an original sunblock, either beside the skip outside the former village shop which had been their customary hopeful resting place;
or on the move elsewhere.
In this sequence, when enlarged, you may notice the distant gentleman pushing a buggy in the second picture, who becomes obscured by the Modus and emerges alongside the equines on the road.
More foals were in evidence outside Little Croft Farm on Bull Hill.
This evening we all dined on herb and garlic roast chicken and potatoes; carrots, cauliflower, cabbage, fine beans, and broccoli tender stems; and meaty gravy, with which Jackie drank Hoegaarden and I finished the Malbec.