What are you going to do with your Christmas Tree?

A little late, but here's our tree for 2007. The theme was birds and fruit- I spent hours glueing little piles of feathers to the branches and another hour stringing tangerines, grapefruit, apples and star anise together for a garland. I bought some birds at the craft store and found more at the giant antue mall in Crown Point- each for a buck!

Soon, we'll strip off the ornaments and lights, leave the garland and put the whole shebang in the back yard near the birdfeeders. I am making some little birdfeeders to hang in the branches. Perhaps this White Pine isn't done providing shelter for our feathered friends?

Then I'll compost the hell out of it in the spring...