Friday, February 19, 2010
Construction site on Cliffside Drive
Down the road, a lovely lot of trees and our favorite blueberyy patch was SHAVED down to make room for 2 houses. It was quite the site to see tractors come in and demolish such a great plot of land. I wonder-why isn't it possible to cut down just enough trees for room for the houses?
On the upside, Stuey and Nora have really enjoyed walking down there and seeing the back hoe in action. Stuey is completely awestruck by it. I think the back-hoe driver appreciated our little audience of 3 one rainy day. It is so sad-to watch the back hoe dig into such lovely land. I understand there has to be houses built-I just wish people could put a moments worth of thought into the land and HOW the house is built.
At one point, the land our house was built on was full of trees and someone along the way plowed down a large portion of them. We are working to re-forest our plot on Cliffside Drive. Patrick has planted 6 trees (cottonwoods and mountain ash) in the past 8 years...in an attempt to protect ourselves from the wind and to provide a little tree haven.
Progress is inevitable. But its a bummer that sometimes it has to be so ugly.
The walk down cliffside road which we make daily. In the background, you can see the dump truck which is at the construction site.
The back-hoe sitting where 2 houses will be.
The lot next door...a beautifully built house, sheltered by TREES!!!!!!!! (you can see the back hoe on the left side).