I had mentioned in a previous post that I have been suffering with a nasty cold for the past week; besides working I have basically been hibernating. Last night was the first time I left the house for anything other than necessities of daily living. And while I am on the backside of the illness and still recuperating, today was no different. I had to work this evening (start time at 3:30pm or 15:30) and didn't leave the house until 3:00. I had known the weather was supposed to be nice today but it was incredible...when I opened the front door it felt like I was coming out of a cocoon or some sort of a cave (my man-cave) after a period of hibernation or metamorphosis. The sun was high and bright and it was so warm I didn't need a jacket (it was actually cooler in the house than it was outside)...74F/23C. These are crazy warm temperatures for this early of a date. Anyhow, I felt a bit overwhelmed to say the least. Rather than ride a bike the short distance to work today I chose to walk to lengthen the time outside. As I left the house I couldn't help but notice the flowers in my next door neighbor's front yard that I don't remember being there just yesterday. I took out my camera and knelt to take a few photos when the neighbor next to that neighbor came out and saw me. "What'ya doin' Joe..taking pictures?" I was, I told him. "I have some flowers too," he said as he pointed to them, "take some of them." Um, okay...so I did. Anyhow, here's a few of them. Click any for a larger view.