Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Construction vs. Destruction

Alright, so it's been awhile. About a week, actually. But I've been busy doing the day-to-day life stuff. You know...the stuff that happens between empty and full? The stuff like the alternator taking a crap in my car this past weekend and bucking up to get it fixed. THANKFULLY the Hubs does this for a living and had it done in about 15 minutes flat! It's the moola that bites you in the butt...
Luckily we had an absolutely beautiful day on Saturday, and spent the whole day in the sun! Which made up for the alternator...in the end!

But onto the post title: there was this big lot of trees and forest by my house - in Four Corners to be exact - which is now gone {Hence the past tense in the above sentence}. Now I understand that expansion happens, and we "have" to build more to make more, etc...but it deeply saddens me. I mean, I guess I knew it was coming, but to leave my house one morning and drive past Mother Nature at her finest, then to come home that same night and drive past an EMPTY field, is shocking! 

Can we not, as a whole, come to an agreement that we just don't NEED to tear down more trees and forests, just to build more stores? Do we really need to "feed the greed"? Have we not consumed enough material items yet? How much more do we HONESTLY need? 

I do understand the need for technology and such things; Grocery stores and gas stations. But do we need them on every corner? Rumor has it that this lot will be the future home to a Fred Meyer, and a shopping experience similar to The Landing in Renton. Which will be nice, but come on! There is a Fred Meyer about 15 minutes away from here, and I'm fine driving that distance! Especially if it could have meant keeping the trees! 

Now driving past that lot everyday, it just doesn't look the same. Sometimes, in fact, I almost miss my turn at the light thinking that it's further down the road. If only that land could talk...Imagine what it would have to say!  

I don't know...I guess I could be labeled as a Tree Hugger. Which is a label I will gladly accept! And I suppose that this would be the reason we decided to live in the woods! We love trees!


  1. I totally agree with you, it breaks my heart to see all our beautiful forest cut down. Its not a big deal when they are harvest to let new ones grow but to put in houses is just sad :( This is just another example of the all mighty EVIL buck ruling the world.

  2. I don't mind as much when the land will be used for commercial purposes, but when they cut down more trees for yet ONE MORE housing developement...I can't stand that! We have enough freaking houses/townhomes/condos already!