Well hello summer it is good to see you back again! It has been far too long a time since the balmy days of high summer of last year! Join me in this weeks blog newly settled into our redesigned website to a taste of summer days at Ednovean Farm: for chilly dips in the sea summer barbeques and searching for the cat on those endless summer evenings (and whose cats don’t think summer evening are to be enjoyed long into the night while in wet weather they are on the doorstep in the blink of an eye)
Say hello to our new summer website
Ednovean Farm is saying Hello to summer with a gorgeous new website. Take a minute to explore our newly redesigned website by Sadie Knight of Glass Raven once you’ve read my blog today. You will find a tranquil colour scheme and much clearer navigation of the subjects that I love to share with you in my blogs.
I’m afraid we’ve been busy with our B&B and in the garden this summer so for a while I haven’t had time to explore those secret haunts in Cornwall that I love to write about I have plans to visit Penberth Cove often seen in the Poldark series and maybe the awesome beam engine at Levant for our exploring section and maybe The holy well at Madron for our ancient places
Time to say hello to the clear blue sea again
As the temperature has risen, so has the temptation to take a dip in the sea until finally we set of once more to a secluded little cove just beyond Perranuthnoe to dip our toes in the salty sea. We had company on the cove from an elegant cormorant that glided by skilfully dipping below the crystal clear water until finally shamed I plunged into the chilly water. Most of the coves around here have a boat channel blasted probably in the time of the tin mines to allow boats to come in and fisherman to launch but now they are skimmed by flocks of Oyster catcher swinging indolently above the sea. These channels are great for kayakers to carry their boats down to but personally I think I will dust my snorkel gear off again to explore the fishy depths as the seas warm up a bit!
Summer days in the garden
What is not to love about the beautiful simmer days that are just so perfect for supper al fresco or summer drinks?
Long summer evening – perfect for tracking down the cat!
Those balmy summer evening are wonderful too aren’t they? Summer evenings are so still and stretch full of golden light, way beyond my bedtime but not apparently the Spud-cat’s. Spud is our quintessential hospitality cat with his own following on facebook and a yearning for tripping the nighttime tiles at this time of year! I wonder who else is looking for the newly nocturnal cat at this time of year!?
Last night I padded across the lawn in the dusk in search of Spud and found the great white cat happily lounging near the lower gate. Maybe he was gazing out at St Michael’s Mount dramatically glowing in Mounts Bay bathed by floodlights as the last golden apricot colours fade from the sunset. As I scooped Spud up he settled down too to purr in my arms and I stole a moment to check out the solar lights in our little supper garden, before turning back towards the house. Spud positioned himself more comfortably, secretly delighted with the return to kittenhood with just the gentle vibration of his purrs breaking the still night.