Yeah, the pic is of a volcano in Chile, in May 08. I didn't take the picture, but I would've LOVED to have the opportunity to.
And yes, because I'm extra geeky, I have the earthquake monitor widget. I'd probably have widgets for more geeky things if they didn't gorge themselves on my CPU.
Oh, and the little itty bitty red thing off in the middle of nowhere is a sleeping fox. It follows my mouse all over the desktop and entertains my cat. :P