My Neighborhood is Changing, and I Don’t Like It

Just before the tree falls, it looks like it’s reaching for the sky one last time before, in seemingly slow motion, it crashes to the ground.

What took several decades to grow is devoured in less than an hour.

Claw of death.
A stack of trees on the right that used to be vertical. A new school is visible in the background.
Street view of the development behind us. The property used to have one house on it.
Beauty and death.
Another development on our street.
They paved paradise to put up a parking lot- Joni Mitchell
Before.
After. Notice the change in the weather.
Two new houses on our dead end drive. The land they stand on used to be one backyard.
Another development a mile away.
And another one

Hell is other people. Jean-Paul Sartre

In contrast to last summer, it has been cloudy and cool these last few weeks, as if the sky is also displeased about what is happening.

Our July weather.

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