Some of you who have been reading my blog for awhile may remember the secret garden I had when I was living in a townhouse.
It was a wonderful place where feral cats, wildlife, birds and humans could relax peacefully within the shade and privacy of the trees.
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When we moved out at the end of last summer we left the stepping stones and the garden around the patio for the next tenants to enjoy. We knew we could not move the plants with us.
The first thing that happened was the owners pulled out all of the beautiful hostas and perennials, filled the area around the patio with gravel, and then charged us for it.
Now, when I was walking over there I saw this.
This is where the secret garden used to be. You can see the edge of the patio on the left side of the photo.
I felt truly bereft. What happened to the sweet raccoon family that lived next to the secret garden. The mom always brought her babies up to visit us. They would put their sweet little paws on the back glass door to greet us. I know the feral cats are being taken care of, but the trees where they used to hide are gone.
So I wonder, is progress always good. Is it done for the betterment of us all, or is it just greed driven so that a few more expensive town homes can be built?
In my opinion and apparently someone else's, they can just stick a fork in it.