Thursday, 18 June 2015
Having a weepy day
Since pressing the button on my last post talking about how busy I have been everything changed. I have had three days in bed with a horrible bug that has not let me keep any water down let alone food. No sleep and no food has led to a very miserable Chickpea. To top it off I was woken by the horrible sound of chainsaws. Peeping out the window my worse fears were confirmed, they are cutting down trees in the lane. I have to admit I shed a few tears.
Why oh why do we have to get rid of any bit of nature that dares to grow in our cities. Not satisfied with building on the fields that were on the other side of the lane. They are now cutting down trees that line the lane. The trees where the birds and other creatures have made their homes, the green corridor between the concrete housing estates with their manicured lawns and brick patios is being destroyed in minutes. Years of growth gone, the morning chorus already diminished will be quieter.
I was tempted to drag myself out of bed to demonstrate with the workmen wielding their chainsaws but I have been here before. I few years ago they cut down many trees in the lane, I went and questioned them, they are meant to be protected trees. Contact the council they said. I did but nobody gives a damn. Once the trees are gone it's too late. They just carried on cutting them down, doing their job, just another day for them. At least they can't touch the trees in my garden, including the one that was growing in the lane. They cut it down but some of it snook under our fence and now thrives in our garden, a little victory among the destruction. When I looked out of the window, there was a wall of greenery, now I can see the houses in the next estate. I am angry and upset. As the years we have lived here pass there are less and less trees. They will not stop until they all gone. I don't want to be here to see it.
I'm closing my blinds and going back to bed a little sadder and even more determined to find my own piece of nature that nobody can cut down.