Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Tree on a cliff
Although jobs are created for some, the pay is low and the change in our tax structure, because of the homes and recreational facilities that are built, is way beyond the means of many. These poor folk, who's families have been here for so many, many years and who have wonderful histories, are forced to sell parts of, or all of their land and homes. And more of our precious forest and animal habitat fall to the machines. Why is it so difficult for them to work with the environment rather than against it? It makes me nuts.
I like the picture of the tree, in all it's weathered beauty.
Inspired photography you have here. It took browsing for only a few minutes to convince me that I'll be back. Come on over to my place sometime.
Pam - in my home of western Montana, in the region where I grew up, the same phenomenon is occurring. People whose ancestors homesteaded can no longer afford to live there. It is perverse.
Winston, glad to see you. I enjoyed my visit to your blog.