Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Oh the heartbreak


Today I drove down what used to be my favorite country road. It's now a six lane highway. No more twisty branch oak canopy. No more sunlight filtering through the Spanish moss. No tall palmettos and Georgia pine full of squirrels jumping from branch to branch. No more slowing down for people on horseback. Gone are the little fat, short-eared, shy swamp bunnies(I've heard people call them Marsh rabbits but I like my name for them better) nibbling on wild flowers by the side of the winding road.......

Roll out the welcome mats for another f-ing golf course, Florida only has a thousand of them, dammit we need one more! Burn and bulldoze down the trees and bury the gopher tortoises alive because I'm just too damn lazy to drive an extra 10 minutes to Walmart so we need a new one nearby. Drain out the marsh and fill it up with development because I sure am sick of shopping at the ten million malls we already have. By all means why don't we just build another damn Disney World while we're at it because I sure love pretend nature. No wonder that alligator keeps coming back, he has no where else to live.

10 comments:

super des said...

that makes me sad.

I guess a good thing about NYC is that it hasn't been nature in so long, I don't notice when it's all gone. :(

anne said...

So sad.

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

It's a shame. Reminds me of the chapter in Watership Down when the bunnies home was destroyed by a bulldozer.

thailandchani said...

They've been doing the same thing in NoCal. It's like every possible inch has to be crammed full with someone's money-making enterprise. Like we really need another Starcrack a few blocks from here. There's already one half a mile away.

I'm sick of it.


Peace,

~Chani

Courtney said...

There's a long way to go before Montana begins to resemble urban sprawl, but it seems every day there's a new housing development going up. The lakes and streams (as well as other locations) that so many people need to survive are being sold to the highest bidder. And we still don't have any decent restaurants. :(

Laurie said...

Well said! Pave paradise and put up a parking lot. Will it ever end?

thethinker said...

Poor animals.

Jay said...

Yuckness.

Madge said...

:(

seventh sister said...

Here n central Texas, everything is being turned into shopping centers and condos. I don't know how all that retail is being supported. Who buys enough stuff to pay for all that overhead?