I love just about anything connected to the ocean including the sand, surf and all wildlife crawling about the shores. It’s a place in my life where serenity is naturally cultivated by the sounds, scents and views saturating every inch of canvas making the seaside my number one destination for retreat. I’m assuming I’m not alone and perhaps you feel the same way about your annual summer visits to the beach. Being in New England, unfortunately our time spent there is fleeting due to the fact we only have a few months to enjoy it. I know I can admit to having serious withdrawals once September rolls around since I know it’s not long before the warmth is replaced by the bitter realities of winter. It’s hard to say goodbye to somewhere you love when you know it will be another nine months before it’s time to pull out the umbrella and towels once again…
If you’re like me and have experienced this depressing moment of truth, maybe I can give you a bit of advice on how to resurrect the blissful ocean ambiance until the new season calls upon us? There are a lot of helpful tips including adding scented candles to your home, making sand terrariums, listening to wave recordings, or painting rooms in similar shades of blues and seafoam green. All of these ideas are great suggestions and are bound to help you through the snowy months of the calendar but might I suggest another coping mechanism to get you over the chilly hump?
photo via aboutflowers.com
Flowers make excellent props for setting a similar beach scene within the comfort of your own home and will also provide you with the perfect dose of aromatherapy to boot! Yes, certain species of plants and blooms will give the suggestion to your brain that you can still experience the attributes of the shore while you’re still bundled up inside. Check out this list of sandy shore flowers, which will enhance your mood and senses until you’re back in the ocean swimming again…
Beach Roses American Beach Grass Eastern Showy Aster
Rose Hips Beach Pea Columbine
Hydrangea Black Grass Lavender
Golden Rod Heather Beach Plum