One of the things I’ve always liked about living in Redmond is that I can step out my door, walk a couple of blocks and be here:
I can’t tell you how many walks I’ve taken here over the past eleven years. Hundreds?
Here’s another pic from this winter. I ran into Redmond City Councilwoman Kim Allen on this walk. We did not talk about the future of these beautiful woods. Perhaps we should have.
Here it is today:
I feel sad about the loss, but also a little fatalistic. It wasn’t that many years ago that our neighbors down the street watched in horror as forest was cleared to make room for the house I live in. Where do you stop? How long do we let the bulldozers chew up the forests? Who gets to decide?
My friend, Bob Yoder has been trying for several years to stop this excavation and his efforts came to nothing. Was it because I acted too late?
Parting shot: here’s another Redmond resident I met on the way back home. His world just shrank.