Spring break is here.
It's that annual invasion of youngsters looking for fun in the Florida sunshine. Most of them have a good time and go home refreshed, but there is a down side to spring break ...
Some kids drink way too much.
After drinking to excess, a few will lose all restraint and engage in silly, sometimes risky behaviors.
Parents may not be watching, but all this partying takes place under the watchful eyes of outnumbered, and overworked cops ... aka "The Buzz".
(okay, you may not get that one if you are too young)
Of course, during spring break, all the restaurants are crowded and you may find yourself waiting in long lines only to find the food is gone by the time you get seated.
So, what is going on here?
Last summer, the huge lubber grasshoppers laid their eggs in the soil here at PFHQ.
Apparently, conditions for egg development were perfect this winter, because what you see in that last picture is only the tip of the iceberg.
Every clump of spiderwort, every bush, every little weed in my unmown "lawn" was covered with grasshopper nymphs after Sunday night's rain.