A summer evening

A summer border int eh garden at Ednovean Farm

The soft golden light as the day fades to evening in our garden

“There is something very comforting about a summers’ evening in Cornwall” Charles remarked tonight as we sat in the garden and he’s right – there is something quintessentially British about sitting in the fading light as a long summer evening meets the night. It brings those half remembered impressions of past summers back to the forefront of our memories– those symbols that say summer in big bold letters. The chiming of a church clock perhaps, or the golden light of early evening, maybe anticipating the prospect of barbeques on the beach –all these things add up to summer days that stretch on seemingly forever as unbelievable we approach the longest day of the year.

I always wonder where the days have gone as we look at another marker of the year – the longest day, the zenith of summer and I’m not ready to let summer go yet – surely the glass is still half full. The warm days, the sea lapping gently on the beach and even shedding those woolly layers of winter jumpers, they all spell the carefree days of summer.

Evening light in the garden

The long border with foliage of muted shades of green and grey in our garden

The other evening I walked around our garden at Ednovean farm and took a few snaps in the fading light of the mellow borders and today I thought I would share the special silent closing of the day and a little memories of a summer evening in Cornwall at the same time.

About Christine Taylor

Charles and Christine Taylor have hosted Luxury Bed and Breakfast at Ednovean Farm Nr Penzance in West Cornwall since 1991 and live there with three cats and eight horses including a Spanish Stallion called Danni. Ednovean Farm has been awarded AA five star gold for Bed and breakfast and is included in The Michelin Guide and The Alastair Sawday Guide . The Farmhouse and gardens has been featured in BBC Homes and Antiques, Homes and Gardens. Period Living and 25 Beautiful Homes as well as being used as a film and photo shoot location. Christine writes a weekly blog about life on the farm and garden with an occasional series about places of interest in West Cornwall concentrating on those off the beaten track places atha only the locals find

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