PEARLS & SUMMER

Summer is about to explode and there are signs of it everywhere. University campuses become hushed and quiet after the palpable excitement of commencements. Schools follow suit, while summer camps welcome hordes of youngsters with vast stores of frenetic energy to expend.

As the days lengthen and grow warmer, family road trips are planned. Some choose to fly out to exotic destinations, their nerves worn to a frazzle in crowded airports. Others prefer the decadent yet leisurely pace of a cruise. And there are those who would not leave their front porches for the world, enjoying the buzzing of bees in their scent-filled, heavily laden country gardens.