Sad Drive Home

I turned on to the main street my house sits on and was instantly saddened. I knew this day was coming; I just wasn’t prepared for it to be so soon. A long line of trees line my street or rather used to line my street. Ever since the city started this weird maintenance, or whatever they want to call it, project I knew eventually I’d come home to very few trees down the road. 😥 I’m a nature lover and am always sad when something or someone destroys nature even if nature destroys itself. Anyway, so I drove on to my main road and saw at least 7 or 8 tree stumps with bright orange Xs on them. The trees were no longer standing and no longer waving their bright green foliage. I knew this day was coming, but I didn’t know it would be so soon. 😥 Just 4 tree stumps away is my oak tree that will soon be joining them. I don’t want to see it leave. It’s been there at least as long as I have (35 years). It doesn’t help knowing that they will plant new trees in the wake of all this; I suppose it wouldn’t hurt so bad if I knew that these trees were maybe dying or not in good health. As is most of these trees are in their prime. It reminds me of pulling the plug on someone who is on life-support. Yes, we all were able to pick what tree or trees we want replaced, but that’s still disheartening to me. (We picked a tulip tree if anyone’s curious.) So with this thunderstorm that’s coming tonight, and more in the future, I fear this means my yard will wash away and others, too. I mean these trees were put here for a reason, to prevent soil erosion. Anyway, thought I’d just share what’s on my mind and remind  you all to take time to enjoy nature in all its many forms because you never know when it won’t be there (or you won’t be there).

Love and prayers, as always! ❤

About Christy

I enjoy: my family, my faith life, photography, drawing; writing, working on cars, basketball, football, and baseball. These are just a few of the many things I'll just have to read my blog to know me better to know more of them. Other things you may not catch on that I enjoy are: cats, angels, ballroom dancing, Christian music, camping (being one with nature and all of God's creations), traveling, cherry and apple blossoms, and the colors blue (in all shades), white, black, dark purple, and SOME shades of pink. (Rainbows are cool, too. And I'm NOT a lesbian! Although, I'm friends with some gays and lesbians as well as a few transgenders.) I am Roman Catholic. I graduated from Johnson County Community College, where I majored in Animation in hopes of fulfilling my dreams of being a computer generated animation movie maker. I also have a degree in Corporate Communication from Avila University. I'm currently employed at Nestle Toll House/Haagen-Dazs (at Oak Park Mall in Overland Park), I own my own business -- C & S Productions, L.L.C. (check it out at, and am single. My favorite time of year is Winter and the Christmas season! It's just so...well, I can't put it into words. ^_^ Lastly, I am 36 years young!
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