This afternoon Jackie drove to Hockey’s Farm Shop at South Gorley. She kindly allowed me to accompany her so I could take some photographs.
As always we patiently waited for a pony to amble across the road as we approached North Gorley, where
a pair of mallards fished on the soggy terrain beside
the usual number of somnolent or grazing ponies.
One patient creature received the attentions of a darting wagtail. Not until the bird was out of shot did the gentle pony relieve itself of the weight of its head.
A pair of donkeys, one possibly pregnant, purposefully crossed the road before we moved on.
Towards South Gorley a grey pony drank from the stream.
We stopped at Deadman Hill beside Roger Penny Way, where I photographed some hazy landscapes.
When, once they had ascended the slope, I showed this couple how they had enhanced some of my pictures, they were very pleased. The woman said she now needed an oxygen tent.
Another young woman and her frisky spaniel also admired the landscape below.
Jackie did not miss the opportunity to photograph the photographer. She also caught him in conversation. Note the pony’s reflective collar hanging from the post in The Assistant Photographer’s first image.
This evening we dined on Jackie’s tasty steak and mushroom pie; boiled potatoes, crunchy carrots and cauliflower, and tender cabbage. I drank more of the Garnache while Jackie drank sparkling water.