What with VBS and a visit from the twinsies, I’ve been a little distracted lately.
Then PB kidnapped me and we gallavanted all over southern Wisconsin for a few days.
This morning I took our dog, Bo, for a walk around the block.
The landscape had changed. We were shocked to see this:
And this and this and this:
Bo and I couldn’t believe our eyes.
I kept saying, “What happened here?”
Did a tornado rip through this one block?
Did a disease devastate these old shade trees?
Bo didn’t have any answers.
But the little flags and skinny sticks did.
It seems we’re paving paradise with sidewalks.
On a dead-end street.
Are these beauties next? It seems so.
Is our street also on the chopping block?
Lord, have mercy.
“They took all the trees and put ’em in a tree museum.
And they charge the people a dollar and a half to see ’em.
Don’t it always seem to go,
That you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone.
They paved paradise and put up a…..”*
*Big Yellow Taxi lyrics
I noticed this all over town also, and yes the homeowners pay the bill, we had to when they redid our road, and its not cheap, the sidewalk is great I guess, but the trees are better.
Yes, this is just a crime! So many streets don’t have sidewalks and they also don’t have the beautiful trees. Why start on this beautiful street if at all!
That’s it. I’m moving to the country, gonna eat a lot of peaches .