|09:40 pm - aha!|
This is the giant hollyhock that is trying to take over the world from our front yard. It shows not at all in this picture, but the stalk is taller than I am (me==1.6 m).
The other exciting thing is I managed to post the photo directly from my phone, instead of using the arcane via-Verizon's-proprietary-photo-site method I'd been using.
Ok, hollyhocks are not that menacing, even really tall ones, so maybe the phone business is really the only exciting thing.
Or maybe I need to recheck my definition of 'exciting'.