On a weekend walk under overcast skies, I found two nieces of our New Forest geldings , grazing out on a village green. Young Ginger looks so much like her Uncle Ginger back in the field. She belongs to a commoning neighbour and was the last foal for Ginger and Woody`s mother, who died several years ago.
Little Grey was with them. She came over to "chat".
She is expecting her first foal.
The yellow-green leaves of a garden hornbeam brought light to a dull day.
This cottage thatch has overgrown with wisteria.
Snowy is always somewhere around the village.....
....and her friend the black mare is never far away.
Back in the garden, I photographed autumn colours before the rain came and leaves began to drop.
The beautiful red, heart shaped leaves of the Rain Forest Pansy will be gone all too soon.
Today, Monday, the rain blew over the Forest on a soft south westerly wind. I have been thinking of everyone across the Atlantic tonight, especially Bloggers in the Eastern Seaboard States. Hoping that you all stay safe throughout the next stormy days and nights of Hurricane Sandy..
Living in the beautiful New Forest, I am a married late-fifties woman, a recently retired teacher and the mother of grown up boys who have flown the nest. I share my days with cats, dogs, ponies and the wildlife all around us. Starting this blog is a chance to explore woods, fields, lanes and heath with my camera. A chance to share the simple pleasures of my country life.