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Sunday, February 2, 2014

Bye-Bye Green


Our new neighbors are probably lovely people in many lovely ways, but the first thing they did after moving in, was to hack down, uproot, clear out, and grind to bits every speck of plant life in their yard. 

This was, of course, within their rights.

Never mind the fact that the jade plants were huge and hearty and probably ancient. Forget the towering bottle-brush plants that the hummingbirds loved. To hell with whatever that tree with the fragrant waxy white flowers was. These plants had thrived and bloomed and not bothered a soul for as long as memory, and yet they had zero right to continue to survive. 

The utter powerlessness of plants is heartbreaking.

But before you think this rant is my selfless plea for plant rights, you need to know that in place of the lush, living wall of green that you see in all these happy BEFORE photos, the new neighbors are erecting an enormous  fence, leaving me in... a ditch.


But this blog stands as a memorial to the greenery, birds, bugs and bunnies of the good old, pre-viewless, ditch-living days, which ended Thursday.

AFTER

BEFORE
xo Amy

5 comments:

Susan J. Berger said...

I don't know what I'd do if my neighbors did that. My view from my pocket sized back yard is blessed by their trees. I pray no one gets a wild hair and cuts them down.

Maya Gingery said...

Oh, sorry Amy! That's such a shame.

Alexis said...

This is truly heartbreaking. I loved that part of your yard . . .

LUPE FERNANDEZ said...

Holy Giant Popsicle Sticks, Batman!

May a thousand squirrels descend upon those neighbors.

Sincerely,
Secret Flora

Anonymous said...

Hmmn, try wisteria. It's the perfect time of year to plant it right next to that new fence. It doesn't need much room. It will climb all over and eventually have purple flowers.