Because of where we live, we frequently experience high winds that have tumbled down from the Sandias or Manzanos that make even moderate temperatures seem frigid.
That L of our house makes for great collections of tumbleweeds when the winds are just right.
In fact I showed them in a blog post just about a year ago.
Frequently, the winds that follow storms, enable our "trash tree" to be a welcome haven for birds.
I think I should make a quilt in honor of these hardy creatures. However, as much as I love the fact that our tree provides a shelter for them, and as much as I love Birds-in-Air blocks, I don't enjoy making half-square triangles. Over the last 3+ decades, I've tried every method anyone has told me about. I just don't like to make them! I love them when they're finished and are in quilt, however.
I do love looking up from my 66-treadle and seeing that these fluffy little creatures have found shelter from the winds at least for a while!