What's wrong with all these pictures?
There has been a startling lack of bees this year. Outside this evening, I spotted only three honey bees on a huge expanse of white clover. None anywhere else. A few carpenter bees and one bumble. And it's a lovely evening, still early enough that they should be out in full force. I've noticed this over the course of the summer. This just reinforces my choice to get bees next year.
I wonder if this is why I still don't have any cucumbers even though they are blooming like mad.