Thursday, May 1, 2008

morning sights






The aspen trees are blooming
End of the road
Trees used to live here. The fence wears an orange ribbon in remem-
brance

4 comments:

Kyddryn said...

There's no yellow in your sky; no sulphur yellow creeping up from the horizon to one day cover the blue. Not yet, anyway.

Perhaps I should send you a photograph of a "clear" day here to show the tree-cutters. Perhaps they would not want our sky, smudged as it is, for their own. Perhaps they would see that removing the trees means removing the blue, replacing it with dirt, with yellow-grey-brown unbreathable air and ozone warnings, asthmatic children forced indoors most of the year, sandboxes and playgrounds empty, oxygen tanks on little wobbly wheels for anyone fool enough to try and inhale this chewable air.

And I don't even live in the city proper, but in what's thought of as an agricultural area.

I would like to see the aspens greening - they're such lovely trees, and I've been told they whisper soft secrets to people who listen.

RachelW said...

I speak out, but the developers and city planners do not hear me. They seem to believe we live in the land of endless resources.

Kyddryn said...

There was a time when people referred to Atlanta as "The City in a Garden", because of all the parks, trees, and green space. Now it's just crap. Plowed under, paved over, built up...the few remaining trees are thin and sickly, with the exception of Oakland cemetery (funny, that life should thrive in Death's house). Even the main park (Piedmont) can't handle the human traffic any more.

Grr. Send your developers and council my way...I'll show them what they're headed for...

Some days, I can't let my son outside, the air is fouled all the way up here (well North of the city) from Atlanta's pollution. Grr, again.

I wish you success where we've failed...one of these days, someone will open their eyes and See...and hopefully, it won't be too late.

Shade and Sweetwater,
K

RachelW said...

How sad. I'm sad for what has been lost.