A Spring… #garden #colour#selfisolation

This whole living indoors shtick was never going to work for me, given my rather lovely plot so a lot of time has been allocated to making the garden the best it can be. So here are some March images…

Inevitable journeys out – to shops, to provide necessary care to my aged and vulnerable MIL, to walk Dog who still doesn’t see the garden as big enough – have taken up time and while my frustrations with Londoners apparent indifference to the social isolation requests have ameliorated over the last 48 hours somewhat, it feels safer and happier to be at home or if I have to be out, then in the car.

Gardening, sunshine, hard work – these are all solace as are spending time with the Textiliste and Dog, even if the absence of the brood isn’t any fun for any of us.

I’ve even accepted that with the gym and long walks and personal training and spin classes and yoga classes out of the window I need to self motivate myself to exercise. Thank you Joe Wicks and his Body Coach online classes; I’ve tried 15 minute HIIT and 5 minute abs and an active warm down for the last three days. Who knows what I’ll be like at the end of this…

And writing? Well, I’m enjoying spending time unpicking and rebuilding a magical realism romance that is one of two new books that will I hope reach your shelves this year. The Art of Spirit Capture is based on a short story I wrote a few Christmases ago and I’m getting to be rather fond of it. It has meant a bit of a withdrawal from blogging but given the expectations we are in for the long haul and there is only so much earth I can shift around the garden I think I’ll be back here, blasting out nonsense soon enough.

And if any of us want evidence spring has sprung, well Vicky’s first walk and feed of the year is as good a sign as ever.

Take care everyone and lots of love from me and Dog…

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published four books - Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle, My Father and Other Liars, Salisbury Square and Buster & Moo. In addition I have published three anthologies of short stories and a memoir of my mother. More will appear soon. I will try and continue to blog regularly at geofflepard.com about whatever takes my fancy. I hope it does yours too. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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38 Responses to A Spring… #garden #colour#selfisolation

  1. Sheer sublime splendour, my friend

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  2. Thank goodness for being able to garden and exercise to Joe Wicks! You have a wonderful display of flowers Geoff.

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  3. Ritu says:

    Beautiful ❤ Garden, that is!

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  4. Darlene says:

    No excuse for unkempt gardens this year! Keep up the good work.

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  5. Just gorgeous. Thank you, Geoff!

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  6. You will be like The Hulk if you keep it up – only with glasses….. Queen Vicky is just wonderful to watch as she processes her green sward. Tasting a little here, a little there. I could learn so much from observing her perambulations!! The garden looks lovely and will be a great solace to you I’m sure through this lockdown thing. The numpties are the danger aren’t they – I have some living in the rental property next door – partying hard before they have to stop. Siddy has more common sense than they do. We will continue taking very early morning walks and very late evening walks despite winter closing in on us. It will keep us sane and hopefully no other idiots will be out in the rain and sleet 😀 Stay safe, happy writing!!

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  7. Erika says:

    Good morning, Vicky! Have a good year! My Hercules woke up two weeks ago. I am surprised it was that long this season due to the mild winter.
    Gorgeous garden, Geoff! Gorgeous!!

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  8. willowdot21 says:

    Thank you Geoff, stay safe and happy. Love Ruby and willow 💜 xx I

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  9. JT Twissel says:

    Such a beautiful garden in which to self-isolate! Good luck on the book!

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  10. V.M.Sang says:

    Such lovely flowers. It’s surprising how much colours there is at.this time of year. Good to see Vicki on her walk. A lovely day for it. If one must be in isolation, a garden like that is great.
    Keep safe, and away from the idiots who obviously think they are immortal.

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  11. Elizabeth says:

    I am curious to know what are 5 minute abs? Maybe they last for 5 minutes before they sag again? Thanks for the lovely signs of spring in your yard. I look forward to much the same in April here.

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  12. Beautiful garden. Dog looks less than impressed with the whole situation. Hope all are keeping well.

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  13. Widdershins says:

    The solace of spring. 🙂

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  14. Looks lovely and cheery in your garden, Geoff. Ditto here albeit with fewer flowers. Strange times, but glad you seem to be staying safe and sane!

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