Sunday, 18 August 2013
Lovely bits of Life - No1.The Perfumed Path
In between feeling lousy I got to feel life was possible a few weeks ago,
so we pell-melled down to Devon for a few days
because it is just awful to go so long without glimpsing the sea.
We stayed in a small apartment literally across the road from a path which
linked onto the coastal path.
About one hundred and fifty yards down the road was another path
leading down to the steep drop to the sea.
This is it viewed on the climb from the sea.
Can you see that for some two or three hundred yards or more
the path ran between buddleia bushes?
As the path plunged down amidst the greenery,
except for the occasional glint of blue below the horizon,
the sea was lost to us,
and we were cocooned amongst the sun-hot,
blue, perfumed, branches waving around us.
With the butterflies thick about us,
it felt as if we had stumbled into a timeless place,
where summer was the only time imaginable,
then as the trees became storm twisted,
and the nature of the path more rugged,
the spell was broken.