midsummer night’s catch-up

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We haven’t made a post in so long, we have contemplated putting the B Bus on hiatus — the blog, that is, not the actual B Bus, which is still rolling on, taking us to camp, to the beach, to softball games and street fairs.  Summer is in full swing. The girls have graduated from 5th grade, said goodbye to our neighborhood elementary school, and embraced the middle school reading list along with their new cell phones.

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While at overnight camp at beautiful Ferry Beach in southern Maine, they made these stunning fairy houses. Perfect for teeny tiny magical woodland beings on a midsummer eve.

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And I’ve been puttering around in the garden a lot. Last summer’s epic road trip was so incredible. But in some ways it’s a relief to be staying close to home this year. I can never truly keep up with the weeds, but at least this year I have a fighting chance.

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We did lose some plants to the bitter winter, but it truly astounds me every single year when we see what has survived to push forth into the sun and heat and steamy green of summer.

– PHB

 

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2 thoughts on “midsummer night’s catch-up

  1. The garden looks beautiful. Can’t wait to see it in person! love to all ..will be in touch soon. xo r

  2. So glad to have this update and wonderful photos.
    Mailed you a postcard today (from last Saturday’s
    visit to Chicago Art Institute with KBOPTC – we
    were treated to a treasure trove of Rene Magritte).
    Love all around,
    Dad/Grandaddy

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