An Original Sunblock

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.


  1. That little Shetland pony makes me think of Cousin It from the old Addams Family TV show, but I want to brush the hair off its face.
    I still can’t believe how they wander about!

  2. I would have been tempted to tie that forelock up with a ribbon, but after reading Liz’s comment about the flyblock, I realize that some things are better left alone. The baby in the buggy seems to enjoy the pony parade. I never get tired of seeing the ponies and foals.

  3. Lovely to see the Pilley gang seeing what they can scavenge from the Skip by the old shop. I suspect they were a little disappointed ! Lovely pics all round of the Plley lanes and stunning glossy ponies. They are all looking so well at the moment .Love your pics x

  4. Those little ponies always cheer me up! It’s hot over here as well. Hard to get motivated to do any work outside, other than very early mornings.

  5. GREAT title! HA!
    Love that little pony’s hair-do! If my mom saw that hair-do she would’ve cut the pony some bangs! Ha! She never liked seeing people’s hair covering their faces.
    (((HUGS))) ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  6. Those ponies are adorable. I wonder what our homeowner’s association would say if I walked one of them down the street on a leash?! lol

    1. It would be good to see. There is a woman in Burley who walks around with a pig on a leash. I’ve not yet managed to photograph her.

      1. I thought of that too. My better half went into hysterics laughing! I call our HOA board condo-commandoes.

  7. I’m always amazed by how much livestock is wandering down your highways and roads, Derrick. I’d say there are few fences in your environs! Also amazed by Jackies abundant meals which always sound delicious.

  8. The littlest ponies are the sweetest! That one with the long forelock is probably not bothered by facial flies either. A combination sunblock and bug hat. 🙂

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