I was wandering around the garden this afternoon when I looked up and saw something cute: A pair of cardinals kept flitting around behind my neighbor’s house. Something spooked them (probably the tuxedo cat who lives in the drain pipe back there), so they took off, along with a mockingbird and a couple of other birds I hadn’t noticed.

Speaking of Cardinals, my Cubbies are half a game ahead of St. Louis and half a game out of first. If they beat Cincinnati tomorrow, they’ll be in first place again.

Go Cubs!