Saturday, February 28, 2009
(Broken) Heart of the Forest
My sister and I found this heart when we went on our tromp in the woods last week. I have very mixed feelings about this. There is the beauty of the heart, but at the cost of the living tree. This whole area (about 14 acres of awesome woods) was clear cut by our local "environmentalist" group (AKA Metro), who purchased the property. They, get this, intend to replant it with neat little rows of "native vegetation". So what was wrong with the native vegetation that was here already? Can we Americans only enjoy our "nature" in neat little rows with identifying signs and cute little footpaths? In our effort to "preserve" our environment, we are ending up destroying the best parts of it.
Where will the deer herd go now? How about the birds? Owls, pileated woodpeckers, red tailed hawk, all manner of songbirds used to call this area home. Whatever happened to "enjoying it without destroying it". I scratch my head ... and then pray for all of God's creatures and creations.