Summer dreams and memories

White cat dreaming


This morning I thought it might be better to dream of the summer days ahead – of days when I can just listen to the bees buzzing as the scent to lavender fills the air. To dream of summer days once more when the courtyard garden fills with lazy warmth of the sun…



Summer days with the scent of Lavender an Fennel - summer dreams


A special thank you for a memory of a holiday 


It is those little moments in the day that become our dreams and those little dreams that live on in our memories. I was thrilled this Christmas to receive a tiny etching with thanks from one of our guest that stayed with us last year. The special little handwritten note thanking us for a precious memories that sparks this blog as thoughts and dreams with memories entwine.

Interior photo with etching propped on sideboard

Sometimes it takes a holiday for us to slow down enough to live in the moment – a drift into a special moment when all that matters is the waft of Fennel beside a path in the garden, to feel the sea spraying across your face on a winter beach and hear a gulls cry overhead.


Sea spray on a winter's day


A special memory of mine from this year to dream of once more

Shoes kicked off on a sandy beach


One of my favourite shots I took for this blog last year was of my own shoes kicked off in the soft sand as I settled above the sea with a nice picnic and good book to laze in the sunshine for an hour or two. The little snap holds a perfect memory of a wonderful afternoon’s escape from the everyday routine for me.

August brough warm clear seas to swim in = summer memory

Spring dreams and sleeping gardens

Each day now I watch our garden for the early signs of spring as the sun filters across the lawns casting long shadows and reawaken our sleeping garden.


The daffodils return each spring


How I treasure those early Narcissus with their promises of the growing season to come and I visit them to chart their progress with a reassurance of the summer days to come.



View across St Ives bay from beach - summer memory

Sometimes it’s good to dream!




About Christine Taylor

Christine has written a weekly blog about life at Ednovean Farm and interesting places to visit in West Cornwall for over ten years now, concentrating on those off the beaten track places that only the locals find. 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 five 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.

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