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Bear celebrates midsummer

Although it doesn’t feel like midsummer today – being a bit on the cool side – nature is still at its most abundant with long hours of daylight and the lushness of trees and plants.

While Bear has been busy working in his garden for the last couple of months he is now out and about for Midsummer Day. He always tries to grow plants that attract bees – so the hives will now be full of honey!! And like his big cousins in the mountains he loves the berries that are just beginning to ripen in the sunshine.

But the Midsummer Day tradition that Bear enjoys most is staying up late and dancing around a bonfire. This custom of lighting a bonfire to celebrate the sun is still practised here.  Of course in Bear’s case it has to be a candle – we don’t want our little friend getting toasted now do we?

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