Saturday, December 11, 2010

Shelter Belts 101 ...

Here on The Prairie we have Shelter Belts. Long, straight and beautiful rows of trees planted around the edges of fields and farms ... They break the wind and prevent snow from drifting onto roadways and into Farm yards.

Here on my piece of The Prairie, I have two Shelterbelts of my very own. Both strategically planned for the north and west sides. They provide an incredible habitat for my Deer, Pheasants, Ducks, Geese, Rabbits, Fox, Wood Chucks and Birds galore. I love Shelter Belts ... and I am continually drawn to mine and all of my prairie neighbor's as I roam along with my camera.

And after I pull my photographs up in Photo Shop I am drawn in once again. It was very pretty just as it was last night ... but this is what I want you to see this morning. Have yourself a merry little weekend.


  1. Your perspective always makes me happy, Laurie. You bring a smile to my day. Glad you started yours in the mood for purple!

  2. So lovely. We've seen such belts in other places, and they are natural and intriguing at the same time. I love it when you tell us about the Prairie. xoxo

  3. Shelter belts seem a bit like an oasis in a desert - there's life there besides serving the purpose of wind shelter. I've seen them when traveling through, from a distance. your photo is lovely. Happy SWF!