A View From The Hill #westnorwoodpark

My nearest park, a five minute stroll from my front door is West Norwood Park. It’s not as pretty as Dulwich park, nor as varied as Brockwell Park, nor as steeped in history as Crystal Palace Park, and it lacks the surprise and wildness of the Dulwich and Sydenham Hill woods. But…

this week’s snow

Dog enjoys it, it’s never very crowded and it’s close.

And it has the best view of the city and its shiny towers and promise of golden pavements… sort of.

I’ve been taking a photo from the same spot, with my back to the forest nursery for the past few months, watching the seasons and the weather change

Which is your favourite?

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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26 Responses to A View From The Hill #westnorwoodpark

  1. The seasonal favourite is the penultimate one, but my favourite of all is the photographer and Dog in his red coat. A very interesting exercise.

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  2. Erika says:

    How lovely that you had snow, Geoff!

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  3. Great photos Geoff. Love them all, and what a great idea of taking them from the same spot to reflect the seasonal changes.

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    • TanGental says:

      I don’t know what started me, but i fear an addiction brewing. How’s lockdown your end Di?

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      • We’re lucky in that we can get out to shop and for our walks. Even without the dog, it’s imperative we exercise for health reasons. We’re in tier 4, although our area has one of the lowest infection rates in the country. Day to day though, it’s not much different to pre Covid for us, just a bit frustrating not having so many field trips or being able to browse in shops for things we can’t afford. Window shopping doesn’t do it for us now!!! You and yours OK?

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      • TanGental says:

        Very restricted, having been in one of the high variant affected London boroughs. The vast majority of people are sensible and thoughtful, tolerating with good Grace the limits, the shopkeepers limiting numbers and then mask/distance requirements. The local surgeries seem to be getting lots of plaudits for the speed and security of their vaccinations. Linda is a member of 5he local quilt group whose members are largely 70 plus and they seem to have had their first doses or are scheduled. We’re just pretty bored. To have something different we gave blood the other date. Quite the hot date! We’ve also repainted the bathroom and spent hours in the garden. Still, if it helps get through this s*****g virus, so be it.

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      • We’re bored too, and Hubby is mad with himself for not getting his shed a couple of years ago. No chance now, and no way are we forking our £500 up front for a delivery of 26 weeks, or worse, no date at all!
        There are only so many cards I can make and so far I haven’t had a mammoth session, using those in the box for birthdays coming up. I did find a sheet fo Christmas stamps at the bottom, so that’ll save me a few bob inn December!
        No idea yet when we’ll get our jabs. They’re doing the over 70s here at the moment and we’re in the next group down. Keep safe.

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      • TanGental says:

        Linda has been making hotwater bottle covers from old pullovers and knitting them for a local food bank who have been given some. I’m getting suspicious of all these hot washes involving my woolies!! And i sympathise about Hubby’s shed!!

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      • Our last old woolly was used a temporary bed for Maggie when she was a pup. She was content to snuggle into the smells of her new daddy.

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      • TanGental says:

        Aw, sooo cute..

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      • She felt safe, and that was what mattered.

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  4. JT Twissel says:

    I like the shot of dog in his red blazer!

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  5. Suzanne says:

    Interesting that when it the snow came so did the people. Must’ve been the novelty of it all. Fun!

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  6. The autumn photo with leaves in the foreground is my fav. I love taking photos from the same spot through different seasons. Something simple, natural, and yet magical about it.

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  7. Widdershins says:

    The snow one, always the snow one. 😀

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