There once was a forest in Tiffany Park. The trees were worn and tangled yet full of life; native plants and mosses provided splashes of color.
Deer and raccoon, owls and woodpeckers, all called it home.
Dogs and their walkers visited daily and there boys built their forts.
The woods were the stuff of childhood but I was not here then.
I came later when the Tiffany Park Woods became the backdrop to my dream house.
Until one day the woods were sold and the loggers rolled in.
They ripped out the trees where they were firmly planted for generations.
‘So violent,’ we said. ‘We didn’t expect it.’
Time went by and streets were paved and lampposts added.
And finally there was a house – a model house – like a luxury hotel at luxury prices.
With ninety more like it to come.
I won’t be buying one but that’s okay – I already have my dream house.
It still remains on the other side.
Inspired by life and Lorna’s prompt, ‘Dream House.’
A sad affair to be sure. They started the logging almost 2 years ago so I’m mostly over it. But they only opened the first model house today!
If only it was a model and not the real thing.
Sad to see this behind your fence. But at least it is a nice expensive house, so hopefully your neighbours will be bearable. Hopefully.
Best wishes, Pete.
I think it will be okay. The property looks nice and will still be a pleasant place to walk. So far there’s only the one model house and it’s on the other far end. No houses near us yet. I think they build them as they sell them. It’s a very slow process.
How much are they charging for these houses? Whose dream are they?
You may be astounded to learn – as I was – that the new houses are in the $765 – $950,000 range, with the model home being at the top. I’m not sure who can actually afford to live in them. The model ‘house’ while grand did not feel like a ‘home.’
Who has that money?
This makes my heart hurt.
Truly bittersweet. 😦 We were all devastated when we learned the sale went through and the woods would be razed. But by now we have adjusted and the property looks nice, though the building of homes has been much slower than we thought it would be. Fortunately there are other woods nearby and the deer have found a home there. thanks for your comment. 🙂
On the bright side, the model home is beautiful, so at least you have an attractive neighborhood development behind you. I’m just always sad to see such pretty woods razed.
Yes, true. We’ve already found it to be a nice place to walk. And it will improve the value of our property next door – so they say! 🙂
I feel sad- maybe I am being a hypocrite. Every house I have lived in once was a site that would have been forest or field. Loved your take on the prompt.
Thank you so much for your comment. We were all sad when we lost the woods. We so enjoyed having them as the peaceful backdrop to our home. There are still a few trees behind us and a new cedar fence so it feels private and we still love our place. I was more worried about the birds and wildlife but I’m certain they also found homes in other woods nearby. 🙂
More dream home ideas- it is very sad to see really.