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Wildflower pictures [Mar. 22nd, 2009|05:50 pm]
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New wildflower pictures are up at the 80 acres blog.     All these were taken yesterday on either the morning or the afternoon expedition.

On the way to and from the city this morning, I saw drifts of bluebonnets here and there.

On the down side, what had been a lovely ranch south of town with a mix of cedar and other native woody plants has been scraped bare of all growth, with the Ashe junipers overturned into ugly windrows.  Someone's undoubtedly going to build something ugly there.   It has all the signs.



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[User Picture]From: ann_mcn
2009-03-23 12:43 am (UTC)
During the boom years in Atlanta there was a lot of that sort of thing. One area was clear cut, and bulldozed, leaving raw dirt (red clay looks like bloody flesh), and was left untended and unbuilt for years, until they finally developed it. Useless destruction.

When it's commercial, I call it slash and burn architecture. Strip malls would be built and thrive, and then the anchor store would build a shiny new store 2 or 3 miles away, but refuse to sell or rent to any possible competitor. The first strip mall would decline rapidly with the lack of the large anchor, and the process would repeat. The two main "Mart" stores were the offenders around here.
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