a journal of original drawings and screen prints of animals


Thursday, May 08, 2014

Nothing Stays the Same

With the nicer weather the girls and I have been going on longer walks. It's about time. Some months have passed since Roxy's stroke and she has been complaining about being bored. Those who have animals in their lives will know that they are more than capable of telling you what they think and how they feel. We have gone up to the park, no lolly-gagging, it's a quick pace and she manages it. Of course, there's a more than leisurely sniff at anything and everything once we get there. 

But the park is no longer what it used to be...

All this has been taken away. 
These trees that were not "planned" have been removed. The plans for this park, I suppose, are well-intentioned but it eliminates the quiet of nature that I have come to know. It eliminates many of the bird species that I have seen here: Cedar Wax-wings, Mockingbirds, Song Sparrows, Flickers, Red-Winged Blackbirds and Grackles to mention a few.
It eliminates the rabbits and foxes as well.

Nothing stays the same. People like to change things "for the better". I will have to change things for myself.

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