Jackie spent much of another very hot morning watering plants; I rendered some assistance with this, but mostly concentrated on dead heading and weeding down the Back Drive.
Before lunch I posted https://derrickjknight.com/2022/07/10/tower-blocks/
Afterwards we took a forest drive.
Along Sowley Lane we followed a tricyclist approached by a motorcyclist and bicyclists whom he acknowledged.
From St Leonard’s Road, with its dry verges,
beyond browning fields we had a clear view of the Isle of Wight and yachts on the Solent.
Tails twitching, cattle clustered, probably as protection from the irritating flies, in a field along Lodge Lane. One bothersome bovine, attempting to mount others, was repeatedly rebuffed.
Sunlight dappled treelined lanes like this unnamed one, which is why vehicles often keep their lights on as they constantly drive from darkness into light, and vice versa.
Among the moorland heather, gorse, and brambles, ponies – also coping with flies in the heat which seems to have exhausted a sleeping foal, consumed their vegan lunch.
After our trip we watched the Wimbledon men’s final between Novak Djokovic and Nick Kyrgios.
Our dinner this evening was similar to yesterday’s except that the Nando’s sauce was Peri Peri Lemon and herb with which Jackie drank Hoegaarden and I drank Swartland Shiraz 2020.