ALONG THE EDGE OF THE “COMMON AREA” WERE 20 FOOT BY 20 FOOT AT LEAST THAT BIG BUSHES. THEY LINED THE ENTIRE PROPERTY. IT IS WHERE I FIRST MET MY OWL. IT CREATED A SAFE BARRIER FROM THE ROAD FOR THE FOXES TO HAVE THEIR BABIES. IT ALSO WAS THE HOME TO TONS OF BIRD NESTS. LAST BUT NOT LEAST, I COULD LOOK OUTSIDE MY WINDOW AND NOT SEE THE ROAD AND SIT ON MY DECK WITHOUT ANYONE SEEING ME.
SOMEONE DECIDED THAT ALL OF THE BUSHES NEEDED TO BE TAKEN DOWN. NOT ONLY THAT, THEY TOOK DOWN OVER 50 MIMOSA TREES, PINE TREES, OAK TREES. I WATCHED THEM ON MY DECK DIGGING UP THE EARTH. DIGGING UP LIFE. KILLING LIFE. NO REGARD FOR BIRD NESTS. NO REGARD FOR THE LIFE OF THE TREES. NO REGARD FOR ANYTHING. WHO MADE THIS CHOICE? ONE NEIGHBOR SAID THAT THE BUSHES CAUSED ALLERGIES. OK WELL THEN DON’T WALK THIS WAY. SO YOUR COLOGNE, FABRIC SOFTENER COMING OUT OF YOUR DRYER VENT MAKES ME THROW UP BUT YOU GET TO CUT DOWN A BUSH RIGHT NEXT TO MY PROPERTY BECAUSE YOUR NOSE RUNS WHEN YOU BARELY LEAVE YOUR HOUSE!!!!!!!!!! THAT CANNOT BE SO. WHAT OF THE TREES THEN. WHY WERE THOSE TAKEN DOWN. THIS IS AN EMPTY LOT THAT IS JUST A COMMON AREA. THE LIFE LOST…I CRIED. I FELT SICK. MY DOG JESS AND MOLL USED TO ROLL IN THE SAND AND YOU CAN SEE THE BUSHES IN THE BACKGROUND. I HAVE POSTD THE PICTURES OF WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE NOW AND WHAT IT LOOKED LIKE THEN.
BUT HUMANS HAVE NO REGARD FOR LIFE. THEY RAPE IT, ROB IT AND KILL IT WITH NO REMORSE OR ACCOUNTABILITY.
SHORTLY AFTER I DROVE PAST MY FAVORITE PEANUT FIELD. WE HAVE DRIVEN PAST IT EVERY DAY TO LEAVE OUR NEIGHBORHOOD. HALF OF THE YEAR IT HAS PEANUTS. IT IS A BEAUTIFUL PLACE TO WATCH THE SUNSET. MY WEDDING FLOWERS GROW WILD THERE. HALF THE YEAR COWS GRAZE THERE.
THIS YEAR MONEY WON. THEY WANTED TO JUMP ON THE CORN MAZE BAND WAGON. SO THEY TOOK AWAY THE COWS AND THE PEANUTS AND SET UP TABLES, BOOTHS, GREW CORN. IT LOOKS LIKE A COMMERCIALIZED NIGHTMARE.
WHAT IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE. GREED? SELFISHNESS? WHY DESTROY BEAUTY?!!!!! BECAUSE YOU CANNOT SEE IT? DISREGARD OTHERS WHO CAN??!!!!
If humans destroy their habitat where will they go?
I watched as the cardinals, who mate for life, flew over their destroyed nests and if you know me at all you will know that a part of me was just broken. I could only pray for their little bird souls.
Who are we catering to here? Certainly not the animals, the trees, the environment. It should be criminal. My soul is sad. And very day it is reminded as I look out my window of all of the trees piled in that field that were ripped out of the earth.
I must end this post on a good note though.
Years ago, the neighbor who had all of the mimosa trees that were recently all killed, dug up one for me. She lives on in my own yard.
And as I took this picture of this pink flower growing out of a rock it reminded me that there are seeds that blow in the wind and take root and that life does persevere even in the harshest of environments. This little baby wren told me that life will continue. This root pushing through the cement, this little plant that found a crack to push up towards the light to told me the earth is strong. Life LIVES ON. I have to believe nature is stronger than the inhumanity that breaks my heart. I have to believe the seeds will blow and there will be regrowth.