Find The Pig

Toys were having fun on this morning’s forest drive.

Horses’ heads peered over a fence at Winsor; an elephant perched with blanket on a postbox alongside Deazle Wood,

where a solitary sow vacuumed acorns beneath an oak tree. Can you spot her in the first of these three pictures?

The ancient bank behind the postbox exposing raised roots separates the fields from the woodland,

which has its share of arboreal casualties, sometimes sporting bracket fungus.

Mossy roots abound.

A shallow pool manages to reflect the trees above.

On the road to Bramshaw ponies foraged down a dry ditch opposite a sow with her numerous offspring who eventually trotted off after her into the woodland.

Beside the church a grey pony squeezed herself between a fence and an oak tree.

This evening we all dined on Hordle Chinese Take Away’s excellent fare.

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    1. Toys having fun and the elephant on the postbox are fascinating captures of the tour. I see a white sow like figure through the circular in the shrubbery towards the extreme left of the quiz image. The last photo of the pony is a keeper.

    2. There is a little clearing to the left, where we get a glimpse. Thanks very much, Laurie

  1. Absolutely gorgeous photos Derrick, my sort of post 🙂 The pigs are adorable, in fact, all the animals were lovely. You captured them so well, nice work 🙂

  2. Always a pleasure to see the seasonal pigs. Yes, I eventually spotted the sow in the first picture, though she was very close to being in a different dimension. 🙂

  3. You have so many great photos today, Derrick! I hope the little piggies don’t get hit by cars. I like the horses on the fence, cute! ????????????

    1. No drinks. We both felt a bit off after our vaccinations the day before. Thank you very much, Merril

  4. Your last photo is spectacular!
    YAY for toy fun! Horses in hats!
    YAY for trying to spot the pig! I THINK I see her…left side of photo!
    (((HUGS))) ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  5. So many interesting photos! I love the last photo, too, and of course the mossy roots. Trees can become fascinating works of art in their death.

    1. No. They are freed for about six weeks at this time of the year to mop up acorns and other mast that are poisonous to the ponies. It is called pannage. Thanks very much, Judy

  6. You have such an array of wonderful images today including the sow in the background. What a great day out.

    I loved the toys on display, a fun idea, and seeing the piglets trotting after mum was an unexpected treat. 🙂

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    1. Yes. We don’t have that here, although we did many years ago. Thank you very much, Luisa

      1. The problem is that they also reach inhabited centers, especially where there is waste. Some would like the hunting of them to be authorized, which, if left uncontrolled, would cause a lot of victims even among people. At least this is my opinion

        1. I think you are right. Here they were hunted to extinction, although there have been some attempts to bring them back

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