A Midsummer Night's Dream
On these wonderful calm summer evenings, one of the most relaxing things I can do is take the time to unwind just before bedtime. After dinner, when the sky begins to darken and the constellation of stars can be viewed in the night sky from our gardens, I like nothing more than sitting in my favourite lounger on the terrace of our home overlooking the sea.
At our bright and breezy cottage on the shores of the south coast of England, these summer evenings are often spent relaxing on the terrace on our white wicker armchairs but it is the fresh sea air and sound of the crashing waves that I make time to enjoy almost every evening.
We sit there, in silence, just breathing in the salty sea air mixed with the heady scent of garden foliage and flowers
Whether the tide is high and crashing onto the beach, or slowly lolloping gently onto the sand in gentle strokes, it’s this experience and the sound of the sea that I’m drawn to. More often than not my partner joins me and we sit there, in silence, just breathing in the salty sea air mixed with the heady scent of garden foliage and flowers; sweet peas, buddleia and honeysuckle, winding and mixing their scents into the nights air all the while listening to the sounds of the waves lapping gently in the dark sky.
This has now become a routine for us most evenings, especially at this time of the year.
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