While looking out a window at my bird feeder today -- during the depths of a long, cold, seemingly endless Wisconsin winter -- I marveled at the number of birds snarfing up the seed I put out. Naturally, the sight of so many feathered friends recalled Hitchcock's film, The Birds, and its leading lady, Tippi Hedren.
Thinking about it, though, the unusually large number of birds doesn't surprise me. Unlike most winters, I decided this year to make mine a four-season bird feeder instead of just three. During winters past, I was simply too lazy to shovel a path across my patio in order to refill it, which made me feel guilty.
Anyway, seeing all of the birds today enjoying a free meal during this harsh winter started me thinking about other ways I can "green up" my life -- even after I die.
Do you feed the birds or other assorted outdoor critters during the winter? And do you like the idea of green burial? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.
Photo © Chris Raymond