This morning Jackie drove me to the surgery at Milford on Sea where I received my booster Covid vaccination with no problems. We then continued on forest drive.
I stepped out of the car at South Sway Lane, where a fine specimen of buttercups lined the verges opposite the ubiquitous cow parsley,
and carpeted fields with a distant horse enjoying the comfort of fly masks. I
had been initially attracted by the crop of yellow irises.
Two dark bay ponies shared the nearest field. One hopefully trotted over to
investigate me, bringing cloud of flies of a like mind. How this patient creature must have envied the more pampered field horse which was protected from the pesky insects.
On the opposite side of the road moon daisies lined a verge beyond which lay a landscape swathed in varicoloured grasses.
A couple of friendly cyclists sped down the dappled tarmac.
Jackie was struck by the cathedral quality of the oak roof beams spanning Rodlease Lane. She stopped to produce the portrait style photograph, while I made the two landscape versions, one, of course, looking backwards.
A trio of ponies tripped among the daises on the verges of Sway Road.
As we arrived home I noticed what beckons to those who drive past our front entrance.
For dinner this evening we all three enjoyed more servings of those we had yesterday, with more pie filling for Flo and fresh vegetables for us all. Jackie drank Tsing Tao beer and I drank Swartland Shiraz 2020.