Well, as I've been muttering recently, spring has finally sprung in this part of the world and the back yard is beginning to fill up with hanging baskets of flowers:
Petunias and some yellow things.
Unfortunately, the back yard is also filling up with weeds:
This is a dandelion.
And occasionally with hack photographers taking pictures of themselves through glass tabletops:
and really silly looking birds, too.
A Common Grackle, Quiscalus quiscula, marching along.
Oh yes, cars... well, recently, a bright red Ferrari (probably a 360 Modena) which my morning bus overtook on the highway; a white Lamborghini Gallardo parked near a waste transfer station (I suspect mob activity); and a spiffy, late-model Mustang GT at the local chopper shop (that's a "custom motorcycle modification and fabrication establishment" for you non-North Americans). A rather large number of convertible Mercedes seem to have crept out of the woodwork too, as well as the drop-top BMW M3 that I saw yesterday as it gradually left us behind on a country road. And there have even been some old muscle cars, escaping their winter garages: Camaros, older Mustangs, and the like. All in all, a good week or two.