The beautiful shapes and colors from the haymow at Thoreson's Barn where we had the photography class at Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore. The lovely sweep of pale lavendar is spotted knapweed, the pasture's curse, When it blooms, you can almost forgive it. They say also that bees use it to make excellent honey. Where are the bees, anyway? Someone I know thinks it is the cell phone towers. If so, I guess people would give up the bees. The cherries were ripe when I was here, and they were the best I have ever had. So there must have been a few bees left. I wonder what the answer to this mystery is . . .