I had a great laugh reading my friend's Kerry's blog this evening... And I quote her:
"I was reading my friend Gerry's blog the other day all about the birds and such she can see through her window while she is stitching. I'll admit to being quite jealous. Here on the prairie, trees are scarce and most birds have too much sense to hang around here."
Kerry I also live on a prairie and here are pictures of my garden when I moved here in 1980.... See many trees? Only dead ones... All the trees I see out my windows are trees I've planted.... over 6000 trees in thirty years...about a 200 square foot section at a time. and most produce some fruit, seed, or berry to attract birds.
The only birds we had at that time were killdeer, pheasant and hawks...The pic on the lower right is of a planting.... So when I look out the window at my trees and birds I have a extra special reason for appreciating them because it took so damn long and so much work to get them... I had to mulch everything heavily because besides not having any trees I had very little water in our well... only enough for the house, not the garden...The next time you come to visit I will give a real VIP tour... and we can stitch together and watch the birds....