Tuesday, March 14, 2006


I used to live somewhat in the country. I am two miles or so east of the interstate highway, and most of the population is west of the interstate, closer to the Gulf of Mexico. The area is beautiful, and I have live here over half my life. Lately, there is new development all around me. 800 acres of land around my small neighborhood has now been sold and is being developed. Once it was quiet here, now everyday I hear the sound of heavy machinery. They are building roads, moving dirt around, preparing lots for the new homes. I took a walk back into the new neighborhood the other day. It is amazing vast. I could see for miles back into what used to be a heavily wooded area. Every tree is gone, replaced by miles and miles of new paved roads. I am not against progress, but it is still kind of sad. Over 1,000 people a day are moving to Florida, so I guess we have to put them somewhere. I wonder what happend to all the animals that made the woods their home. There are foxes, opossoms, red-tail hawks, bob-cats and many other animals that have been displaced. I will take my camera next time I go, so I can post some photos.


Motherkitty said...

"They paved paradise and put up a parking lot."

How very sad. Next, they will be putting up million-dollar condos overlooking the Everglades and making the aligators leave.

Anonymous said...

You are right - It is very sad. I threw in the towel when the dairy and farmland on Mendoza Road disappeared and I no longer saw turtles, raccoons and river otter crossing the road. There are other places left for them I suppose, but what happens when all the land is gone..........Hiding in the High Desert