Doo doo doo looking out my back door

This was the view looking out my back door just a few years ago.

Twenty-two acres known as the Tiffany Park Woods were behind us. Lovely, dark and deep, they were home to deer and other small critters and full of birds that sang in the morning and owls that hooted deep in the night.

Of course I loved it – and was sad when the land was sold and we had ringside seats to a logging operation.

The logging took months until all but a few strands of trees were razed – and this is what I saw looking out my backdoor.

‘This too shall pass,’ we said.

And it did.Β  Slowly.Β  Until the infrastructure was complete and finally we had quiet again – save for the building of houses – slowly – one by one.

And though we hate that the woods were lost and the animal evicted – we’re happy that many birds still call our backyard home.

Chickadees, nuthatches, wrens, hummingbirds, woodpeckers and more.


And when we finally got our promised cedar fence – I have to say – perhaps selfishly – the view is better than before –

looking out my back door.

~ Susanne

17 Comments on “Doo doo doo looking out my back door

  1. Terrific photo essay…sad to see wilderness torn down to make more houses, when there are so many that could be renovated/rehabilitated in other parts of town…but that is the way it is…

  2. I’m happy for you that it turned out reasonably well. The loss of woodland is always upsetting. I hope the building next door is decreasing an peace returns to your home.

    • Thank you. It’s been okay for a while now. They only build a house when they are sold so thankfully slow and pretty quiet. The worst part of it all was the logging.

  3. Loved photos of the birds, we started feeding them last winter and it was quite challenging to get a good shot because they are so fast! Thanks for sharing and inspiring πŸ˜€

  4. Wow! It is nice that you have a new fence. I just wish they hadn’t had to take out the forest. Ok now that song is going through my head! πŸ˜‚Was that Credence?

    • Yes, we like the fence a lot! A small compensation for losing the woods I guess. I was mostly sad for all the critters and birds who had to find new homes. 😦 And yes, that’s Credence, or as my husband calls them, CCR! πŸ™‚

  5. Beautiful view from your back door, but like you I dislike the critters and small furry babies losing their homes in the woods. I tremble each time I think of the reports we’ve seen and read about the possibility of losing our national park lands and other forested areas for financial gain for the already rich. You still have some birds and that makes up for some of the loss of critters, I guess.

    • Thanks so much for your comment. We were so disappointed when we first realized the property had sold and would be developed. There were hearings and such but in the end it couldn’t be stopped and we resigned ourselves to it. Fortunately there are other woods nearby so I assume the critters all found new homes. I miss the large numbers of birds that would visit, though there are still many that live in the surrounding trees. πŸ™‚

  6. Yes, it seems now a day that progress is bittersweet. I’m glad there are still woods around and so happy for you that so many birds still visit. I’m very fond of birds!

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