It started when we bought our new home and I wanted to do some landscaping in the back yard. We removed an old wooden swing set and the ground was pretty bare there so we decided to plant some things that would hopefully grow in the shade. We outlined it in some decorative stone and a unique shape.
Well, that's how it started...when I started noticing all the different kinds of birds we were getting and that's when obsession took over.
Okay, I said I was obsessed. I started baking cornbread, making my own suet, and chopping up fresh fruits. My family accuses the birds of eating better than they do!
My obsession has taken over the inside of my house too! My Christmas tree and wrapping paper all have birds on them. I did a window in stained glass look with tree limbs, flowers and birds. Our paper towels, napkins and even the real towels and washcloths are all covered with birds! There are bird statues sitting on my computer desk, bird clocks, bird fountains, birds hanging on the walls....I'm always finding new things with birds on them and I insist I must have it! The family constantly teases me( even though secretly I see them enjoying it too!
I found a birdwatching forum on the internet and there I can talk to other bird enthusiasts. Everyone there is very nice and helpful, and I feel as though I have made some very good friends on this site. It's nice to be able to share your excitement with others. You will find a direct link to this site both here and on the "END" page of this website.