TAO and I are recreational birdwatchers. It's something we can do quietly together, and it can be done cheaply when I'm on the road.
One of the things that is special to me about my house is the backyard, we get a wide variety of birdlife. We even had the specialist at our local WildBird Unlimited waves cheerfully at Lori come work out a plan to improve the draw.
Let me preface the next part of this by saying...we never skimp on the house. We pay cash, but we save until we can get "just the right thing". We did without a head/foot board for 9 years until we found "the one."
So...when Lori recommended we add a water feature.....
Did we go overboard?