Friday, August 7, 2015

OH SO TRUE

SAD...but true...
Saw this bumper sticker and just had to share.  


There are plenty of neighborhoods here in Houston where they completely deforested acres and acres and then built homes, planting 'new trees' in the exact same spot in every yard.  Of course, they cut down the natives and then plant what most people call "junk trees".  

Or worse yet, pines that grow fast and VERY tall but are the only tree in the front yard.  Of course, pines are also notorious for being shallow rooted and more apt to fall right over onto the house in a storm, you know, like the hurricane's that we get here from time to time.  

What's that old song?  
"...they paved paradise and put up a parking lot"?  


18 comments:

  1. Gaaaa!! I HATE that! Why can't they design the subdivision around the environment instead of changing the environment to suit the design?????? I literally camped out under the ONE hardwood we have on our lot while the guy on the bulldozer leveled everything else.

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    1. They do that don't they? I love that you saved the tree on your lot. I don't blame you. We've tried to save what we can as we clear areas. I told the workers to 'work around that tree there' and point at what to save. ha.

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  2. I wish there were more Frank Loyd Wrights out there, building with Nature not against it.

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    1. Ah, he built SUCH beautiful homes that worked around the environment or blended with it. Amen!!

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  3. All developers care about is the almighty dollar! My stepfather was the worst about cutting down trees. I could not believe the oak tree he cut down so he could build a shelter between two barns. It was huge and there is no telling how old it was. It broke my heart. I doubt seriously if I could have stopped him if I had been living at home. He had his priorities and didn't give a hoot what anybody said or thought. Can't say I missed him much after he left this world.

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    1. LOL! I love your honesty. ;-) So many people don't give a second thought to something that's been there for a hundred years. Natural OR manmade.

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  4. oh my gosh that is so true and so sad,

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    1. Yep, happens all the time and it's really sad.

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  5. Very true--and very sad.
    I wonder when they "open" up new developements , and folks buy those lots before the land has been cleared--do they kind of get a shock seeing the stripped off version? They need to tear down forgotten sections of town and rebuild on them, rather than constantly ripping up pristine meadows, fields, or worse yet---forests.

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    1. That's a brilliant idea, take the abandoned really forgotten areas, clear them and build there. It kills me to see a whole forest of trees gone for shops and malls and neighborhoods.

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  6. Oh yes.
    Cypruss avenue (and all of the other streets misnamed that way) should be green, leafy and beautiful. Not boxes with immaculate lawns.

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    1. And Elm...and Oak...and Maple....ha. Sad but true.

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  7. As Joni wrote and sang, "they paved paradise and put up a parking lot."

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    1. Joni Mitchell! Love that song still today.

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  8. So sad and so true. It makes me think of that classic commercial where the Native American is paddling in his canoe and comes upon all the modern-day destruction of nature - then a single tear courses down his cheek.

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    1. Oh my gosh, I remember that commercial. I was a child and it really impacted me. It stayed with me to this day.

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  9. So true! We live in a wooded area with lots of wildlife and I always remind neighbors we took their space! Ugh! laura

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    1. Oh I know! I hate when I hear about deer in the yard or raccoons or other animals and remember that we moved in and took their space first. Thanks!!

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