Spring in my garden and Race’s first week

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08/05/2022 by ChrisJamesAuthor

In what has been a first for one of my books, The Race against Time has spent the entire eight days since its release at #1 on the Hot New Releases chart in its category of Hard Science Fiction in the UK. Sending vast gratitude to all of you who helped to make that happen – thank you!

But that’s not the point of this post. Each year it’s the same, and each year I’m amazed. The six weeks from mid-March to the end of April see a complete transformation in the garden. From drab, colourless grass and dirt overseen by spindly bare branches and a seemingly endless winter of dark evenings, these few weeks bring on a sudden burst of life and colour which is wonderful. This year it had greater impact because at the end of last summer, I mullered most of the trees and worried I’d managed to kill them. New shoots all over the place have reassured me, however.

Take care of yourselves and stay safe, peeps.

Maple shooting from a stem pruned last autumn
Another pruned stem; more new shoots
Milka the lazy cat with tulips out of focus
Tulips in focus; lazy cat out of focus 🙂

3 thoughts on “Spring in my garden and Race’s first week

  1. acflory says:

    Congratulations, Chris! Well deserved, very well deserved. And I love those pics of a cat hard at work. 😉

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