The Coven

This morning Jackie attended a periodic meeting with her two sisters, Helen and Shelly, affectionately known as the coven, where they no doubt discuss “toil and trouble” and all things nice.

As usual Jackie packed some sandwiches for my lunch into the fridge and left me to my reading, which today was

which I posted later.

We have for a while been to no avail searching out a clump of fly agaric toadstools which we expected to see at Moyles Court.

On her way home she spotted them hiding down a different slope. Some relatively new; others flattened, aged, and somewhat nibbled.

The very mild autumn has given New Milton’s abundant displays of Canna lilies and begonias an extended lease of life.

Elizabeth visited us this afternoon for tea, cake, and conversation.

This evening we all dined on Red Chilli’s excellent takeaway fare, with which Jackie drank Hoegaarden and I finished the Graves


    1. We named ourselves, as we tended to say “When shall we three meet again” a sort of quote from the Macbeth witches, as we said goodbye to each other, so soon it became known as the coven meeting!

  1. No doubt, the coven had its annual convention to everyone’s satisfaction.
    Fantastic photos of mushrooms, whatever they are called. I assume they are not edible, are they?

  2. I was hoping to see a photo of the coven.
    I hope they had a good time…it’s always lovely when I get to spend time with my sisters…we talk about everything

  3. The Coven sounds like a great group of women. Those toadstools are enchanting. And, joy of joys, Over the Bridge is available through our library’s interlibrary loan system. I have requested it.

    1. Thank you very much, Laurie. I am pleased you have traced the book – I know you will like it.

  4. The Coven convenes! When sisters get together…oh, boy, it’s fun, fun, FUN! πŸ™‚
    Beautiful photos! Toadstools and mushrooms are all so unique and can even look other-worldly. It’s fun to imagine what little creatures sit on them. πŸ™‚
    So glad Elizabeth could visit! πŸ™‚
    (((HUGS))) ❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️
    Q: Why didn’t the frog buy a sofa?
    A: He prefers toadstools.

    1. Classy comment, Val. If you have relatives in Scotland’s flooded areas I hope they are OK

  5. The toadstools are so vibrant! Reading about Jackie and her sisters makes me miss my high school girlfriends. I always feel so relaxed with those who’ve known me so long… like sisters. I must call them.

    1. It is, indeed, John. And this cluster are immediately opposite a boarding school (Moyles Court). Thanks very much

    1. Chicken salad with onion chutney; and corned beef and Branston pickle salad. Thanks very much, Sue

  6. I am glad to hear Jackie could meet up with her sisters. and I like the term the coven. Those mushrooms don’t seem to be the friendly type.

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