After our outing to Maltby today, we headed over to the Fireside Orchard & Gardens on Hwy 19 and tasted quite a few varieties of apples in the refrigerated Apple Room. The Haralsons and Honey Crisps are fantastic, as are a few others whose names escape me at the moment. In the interests of local eating, I bought a bag of premium Honey Crisps, a half-gallon of fresh cider, and a jar of seedless blackberry jam (the jam's from Lodi, Wisconsin).
The roses outside were looking lovely, and the bees were enjoying them too -- there seemed to be a bee on or in almost every blossom, like this beauty. (Click on photo for larger version.)