Summer memories

summer memory of a path through a golden field of cornAre you thought turning to summer memories now, as the last of the winter days give way to spring? Memories of warm, lush, days of delicious idleness; of summer days spent in Cornwall in an irresistible love affair between sea and countryside…

Summer days when the leafy canopies of the trees cast shadows so deep, you can almost drown in the depths of the lush lucid shade. Summer days bring bright rippling fields of corn to the countryside, stretching to the horizon as an unconscious proof of the bounties of the season. The swathes of faded gold enveloping the old mine buildings left from another era.

Here are some of my favorite memories and hopes for summer days to come in Cornwall!

Summer memories

of sparkly summer seas and secluded hidden coves

summer memories of secluded coves








The sea grows gentle again in the Summertime, caressing the sands it lashed so furiously through the winter months until it eventually rests languidly forming a sublime mirrored poll across Mounts bay where the sky seems to merge seamlessly into the water

Of walking to picnic spots on secret coves with wine cooling in the shallows

Memories of velvety green shadows just glimpsed through an open gateway


An open gate reveals a sudden glimpse of a view over the tranquil countryside or a stroll around one of Cornwall’s lush valley gardens

Timeless moment with fields of ripening corn

With a gentle whisper in the air as the golden corn ripens in that timeless way that evokes another era in a landscape carrying the traces of the old mining industry now jostling with solar powered windmills

Heat rising from Country Lanes

Summer memories of the meandering cornish lanes,  where the heat hangs heavily in the afternoons trapped between the cornish banks and the tarmac grows sultry and sticky underfoot.

Country lane into a valley

Blackberries ripening as summer fades

Blackberries ripening on the cornish cliffs bring a hint of sadness as summer fades

Blackberries ripening

Summer marshes

Summer brings silky smooth waters framed by verdant reeds in Marzion in contrast to the winter days where the Murmurations gather in winter

Swan on a pool

Cats preening in the summer sunshine

The comfortable cats dividing their time between sunshine and shade in the garden with evitable idleness

Cat preening


Summer can make such wonderful memories to hold tight to for the year, in the busy progress of daily routines. So it is with that thought in mind that I revisited some of the spots that I shared with you in “Seven winter days in pictures” to look again at Cornwall to save  some pictures to cheer the last of the winter days out of the way in a warm celebration of Summer memories.

Are you ready for the days to come – i know I can’t wait now for those endless balmy days that stretch lukewarm into the night and the chance to walk again on with the fine golden sands pushing up between my toes. But for now, I hope that you’ve enjoyed my Summer memories to help make the winter days just a little bit shorter



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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