You may remember this view from my Woodsy Wilson post back in September. See the log with its interesting twisty trunk where Wilson so nicely posed? Well, that tree was felled because it was dead and my neighborhood HOA deemed it a hazard. Unfortunately, this week, several hundred of its closest friends have been bulldozed, with many hundreds more awaiting the same sad fate. This little woods is no more than a ONE minute walk from my house. It was a tiny oasis filled with squirrels galore, deer, and fox. It is a mere 12 acres, soon to contain 27 single family homes, roads, street lights, and the accompanying noise. **Sigh** To be honest, we knew it was coming, the county had mailed us an "adjacent property notice" two or three years ago. The recession took it's toll and the project happily went on a back burner. Alas, it has once again become active. And even with my logical brain knowing this was coming some day, the first day I walked past, the smell of chain-sawed wood and freshly broken soil brought tears to my eyes and a very tight throat. I know this is also a case of NIMBY (not in my backyard!), but I am just so sad for this little patch of heaven.