Garden Views From The Ground

First thing on this surprisingly cool morning, I took advantage of the diffused light to

walk round the garden with my camera. All these pictures are titled in the gallery.

Later, we visited Boots Opticians for my post-operative test for new glasses for which I was measured and consequently ordered for delivery in a couple of weeks.

We then picnicked in the shade at Mill Lane. Because, although I will have 20/20 vision with the new specs, my eyes had not readjusted after the drops making me light sensitive and seeing everything in a blur, Jackie took these

photographs of the scene (entitled in the gallery),

and ponies and foals on the way home (also entitled in the gallery).

Having recently posted about the demise of Red Chilli Indian takeaway we have received a flurry of leaflets advertising others. This evening we opted to try Royal Spice in Old Milton, which turned out to be a fortunate choice. A long established outlet we visited to check it out and brought home tandoori king prawn naga for me; ponir makhani for Jackie; and garlic rice, plain paratha, and onion bahji to share. We were given free popadoms with certainly passed our test. The food was plentiful, very well cooked, and quickly produced by friendly staff. There will be enough for second helpings tomorrow. Next time we will have it delivered. I drank Sangiovese & Syrah Toscana 2021.


  1. I am glad that your eyes are doing very well, Derrick! I wonder what took out Red Chilli? The foals are so darn cute and your garden is exploding with growth, beautiful! ????

    1. Thank you so much, John. Red Chilli clearly got into trouble financially

  2. Except for the blurred vision caused by the drops, sounds like a totally lovely day with great pictures and a new Indian restaurant to enjoy.

  3. Delightful photos of garden, pony mothers and foals, and scenery. I didn’t see a title, but I was struck by Jackie’s tree with a face.
    The Indian food sounds delicious. I think perhaps your sight has adjusted since you put up the post? If not, I hope your eyes adjust soon.

  4. I love the colour of the clematis, I don’t think I’ve seen one that colour before.
    Great news about the new takeaway.
    We’re doing a similar thing with pizza because our usual place appears to have changed the recipe of our favourites.

  5. What spectacular photos, you two! 🙂 🙂
    Gorgeous flowers! Sweet foal! Love the bird in the tree photo!
    Continued prayers and healing wishes for your eyes and new glasses!
    (((HUGS))) ❤️❤️

  6. Believe it or not, we have an excellent Indian restaurant in the food court of our Lakeside Mall. We ate their yesterday and I have enough left over for today as well. It is unusual to find Indian food in Mexico, although there is a Chinese restaurant in every town!!!

    1. That is fascinating. Did you know that the Portuguese introduced chillis from Mexico to India though Goa? Thanks very much, Judy

      1. No.. An interesting bit of trivia.. and now they’ve brought them back to Mexico!! The food is very authentic and popular here. The Indian and Chinese restaurants are the most popular in the food court.

  7. A beautiful display of photos, Derrick. I love the ponies and foals, and the fascinating face in the tree. Good luck with your new specs and having 20/20 vision.

  8. The garden photos are beautiful Derrick, and I especially loved Jackie’s ponies and foal pictures.

    Having 20/20 vision now sounds wonderful!

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