I have some beautiful trees in my front yard - and I've put off having them trimmed back as long as I could, mostly because of this beauty that moved in this spring:
I had the best time this summer watching this patient little momma bird watch over, first her eggs, and then her birds. She was elusive and hard to capture with a camera. But it was so fun to share my porch with this tiny family.
With fall coming, I can't put off trimming the trees any longer, but the birds have left the nest, so I think I'm safe. I have my fingers tightly crossed that they'll be back again next summer.