Tag: Progress

Dream House at Tiffany Park

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… Continue Reading “Dream House at Tiffany Park”

The Last Tree

After the razing of the 22 acres formerly known as the Tiffany Park Woods, it was time to take out the last tree near our home.  No hard feelings.  In fact,  I’m over it.  For the last several months I’ve actually enjoyed following the… Continue Reading “The Last Tree”

A Halt to the Work at the Tiffany Park Woods

Too little too late.  The beautiful Tiffany Park Woods are nearly gone, the birds and wildlife already evicted, the native flora disappeared. Still, I was heartened to know someone is paying attention to the promises made by the developer when they obtained the permit to… Continue Reading “A Halt to the Work at the Tiffany Park Woods”

The Woodpecker

Today they arrived behind our house and I stood watching as the claw gripped the tree where it was thick and full of life and the saw ate through its girth and the claw hoisted it upward into the air and downward where it smashed to the ground… Continue Reading “The Woodpecker”

Urban Logging

After years of wrangling and delays, the logging of the Tiffany Park Woods is underway. It was only last week that I took this picture after being awakened by the chain saws. This is the same location today. The woods are no match for the heavy equipment… Continue Reading “Urban Logging”

Awakened by Chain Saws

It’s the beginning of the end for the Tiffany Park Woods. The logging has begun. Honestly I didn’t venture into the woods often though others did: neighbors, dog walkers, and boys playing army.  I suspect most of these grew up in the neighborhood and knew the woods like an… Continue Reading “Awakened by Chain Saws”

Tiffany Park Woods Revisited

Behind my house in Renton there are 22 acres of woods.   You can see them through the fence in my backyard where they provide a wonderful backdrop of green making my own gardening efforts easier. I have enjoyed their quiet beauty and the birds and wildlife… Continue Reading “Tiffany Park Woods Revisited”

My backyard forest

Did I tell you there is a forest in my backyard?  Behind my fence are twenty-two acres of typical northwest woods with mature Douglas firs, majestic old maples and trails through brush frequented by dogs and their walkers.  They form a wonderful backdrop to… Continue Reading “My backyard forest”

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