I was cleaning out the front side garden one day when I discovered a bird's nest in the middle of the obelisk, which is covered with Sweet Autumn clematis. The next day I saw three eggs. A few days later there was Mama Cardinal on top of them. Look for the orange beak below.
See her red tail feathers in the middle?
At least the back yard looks kind of okay. I spent about four hours fertilizing seven roses, nine hydrangeas, and a clematis, rhododendron, azalea and daylily. Also watered, cleaned up, pruned and weeded. I could barely walk afterwards!