Nature can do beautiful things when it doesn't freeze once a year. Of course, as we just witnessed, there's a risk of getting burnt to a crisp once every ten years, but still. The sheer variety of flowers is a welcome sight, but I'm finding that my eyes are still adjusting to the color assault. Suddenly my clothes seem a bit drab and dark (not that I had much fashion sense to begin with). I took these just outside our apartment on a walk for weekend morning coffee.