Monday, August 24, 2009

Do You Mind if I Vent...I Mean Share....

I really try hard to use my blog as a place of fun and relaxation, but today has been anything but relaxing and I would appreciate if you would indulge me for just a few minutes.

See this beautiful sunflower? See all the beautiful sunflowers and the lovely marigolds and vegetables and the incredible country view down the tree line behind 'The Open Window'?

See the scared birds as they fly from the tree? Well, that's because at 8 o'clock this morning, I awoke to the not-so-beautiful bulldozers that you see in the final photos roaring through the back of our condos.













Apparently, a new development group was given permission to put a 4-lane road right through this line of property, which is exactly 13 paces from my back patio!

These photos are taken from the condos just next door, so tomorrow, the view from 'Julie's Open Window' is going to change in a major way. Paul and I are just devastated. We have been very fortunate to live in a complex which gave us the peace and tranquility that you rarely get from living in the city. There was absolutely no notice that this was coming and when I made a call to the city today to voice my concerns over the 'lack of communication', of course I was told that it was "someone else's fault" that we were not notified.

That sunflower garden belongs to some lovely senior citizens who spent most of the day working to save what they could so that at least the birds would have seed. I'm just not sure where the birds are going to go once they visit, for you see...these were the only mature trees in our neighborhood. A very sad day for our neighborhood families......

19 comments:

Sarah Anderson said...

That's dreadful!!!! Absolutely appalling!!

Stephanie said...

Ahhhh, life...and how easy it is for somebody to screw sombody else's up so quickly. Big hugs to you, Julie...

Christina said...

That is just so sad! My heart is breaking for you! :(

HUGS!

Amanda Winkelman said...

Oh, Julie, I am so sorry to hear this! How disheartening. Hope you can find a way to cope through the craziness!

Beedeebabee said...

OMG, that's HORRIBLE!!! I feel so bad.

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

OMG! this SUCKS! big time SUCKS! f'n government! i hate it! this is disgsutsting! don't even get me started. i hope you'll be able to do something!

Cora said...

Julie,

This is really sad. Those poor animals are defenseless. I feel sorry for you and the noise you're going to have to endure.

Lorraine said...

Julie, I'm so sorry to hear this. I know from experience how you feel.

♥Maria Medeiros♥ said...

I am so sorry to hear such news! How horrible! Hang in there. what can I tell you that will make things better. :(

I will add that the flower photo is lovely. Its so sweet that seniors have planted those beautiful sun flowers. They are truly special. :) I send you my hugs!
Your friend,
maria

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Pretty devastating - Sorry to hear the bad news Julie! :( The area in which you live is very pretty & tranquil. That is really unfortunate. It is said "development is progress" - such things make you wonder?. Hugs, Mona

Paula said...

oh thats terrible...I know how I would feel if it was happening to me.
You should write/phone your local papers or television news programme...anything to get heard!

Francie G. said...

I am so sorry, Julie! DH and I feed the birds, squirrel's and chipmonks! We really enjoy watching our little critters! I would be very upset if someone took that all away! Sending hugs!

The Stamp Man said...

That's shocking!! I feel so angry that these kind of things can just happen like this. Really sorry to hear your bad news, not good for you and the neighbours or the poor birds.

I'm sending a big hug!

Jill

Our Little Inspirations said...

This is sad and unimaginable :( Unfortunately in today's world, the only thing that matters is $$$ and the pure greed of those who never seem to be content with what they have. I feel for you, I really do. This is so heartbreaking for you and I wish there was something someone could do :(

craftimamma said...

What a sad post. Would that you had never been given reason to write it.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Anne Jagger said...

That's terrible. So sorry - would be bad enough if they had informed you but it makes it worse that they didn't. Hugs.
Anne

iluvmybugs said...

Really sorry to hear that this is happening to you!!!

~Terry

Kelli Hull said...

OMGOSH!!! That is just HORRIBLE!!!! I can't imagine them placing THAT big of a road THAT close to you.... WHAT THE??? :(

Horrible stuff right there and that lovely bird chirp is now gone!!! OH SO SAD!!!!!

Jessica S said...

Awww..how sad! This is the harsh reality of life and I am glad you shared your thoughts. I think many could relate to this on so many levels!
:O)
Jessica S
p.s. I love sunflowers!