Response from my brother: "I take the condoms in the yard as a sign that your 'hood practices safe sex."
In other news:
CROCUSESCROCUSESCROCUSES!!!! though of course I should find this terrifying proof of global warming
My species tulips in the rock wall are also about to pop - Tulipa humilis violacea, and yes I'm frightened that I was able to remember what they're called three years after I planted them.