This is the last picture of papaya trees – and some other pictures- that are on the vacant land next to my house. Since about two months ago, the land had been built into a house.
With the existence of the house, I don’t need to finance people to cut the grass there because my wife is always worried about snakes. She was also happy because, with the existence of the house, her worries about the occurrence of landslides on our house were much reduced because it was the house that was now right on the edge of a cliff. For my wife, that scary dark side has gone!
I have no problem with all that except a little that I can no longer take pictures of what is above that area. When I writing this, I remembered Carol who had written something similar, that the land nearby had been built into the housing. Well, the world really keeps changing, right?
Is there a real change happening around you lately?
A good example that every change brings both positive and negative consequences. It’s up to us to decide on which ones to focus.
The choice is ours, you are right! Even though what should be chosen most of the time is not what we expect, but that is the dynamics of life, and that’s the way to reap wisdom if we consider it important, as you too!
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Yes (10 votes) – 67%
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Auckland has a “Unitarium plan” which means more housing, more apartments and less free land…Like Carol some of those lovely open spaces will go into houses and what was one house and garden will go into apartments.
I know where we live is part of that plan, and sadly it is when not if.
More people and more houses. What the planners don’t know is that it will become like ghettos in europe and create more social problems …and stress Especially for people on low incomes.
Geez! That’s similar to the situation around me right now! When I moved almost six years ago, I had moved from the city center to the suburb in the hope of having more refreshing green space and more far from noise, but soon, only about a hundred meters in front of my house will be built a new Outer Ring Road as the pre-existing connector.
Since the plan was discovered by the developers, they have bought up land and have built housing and apartments to the close point where I live now. I sometimes think, then, what’s the point of me moving here a few years ago? And yes, many people are affected by land acquisition, unable to buy new land to build houses at the cost of replacements that have been received, and a number of other problems, especially with those on low incomes.
Seems to be a problem in many places…so much for our NZ government trying to stop climate change.
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If you feel more secure now, this is welcome, dear friend ….. our laws have been tightened very much with regard to construction and interference with nature….i would always live there in fear of encountering a snake or even climb into the house …. i would have metal mesh on all windows or always have windows and doors closed
In fact, the landowner owned the property before me.
For my wife, development on the land was satisfying her, for me, that’s fine too, besides losing my place to take pictures that were wilder than my own yard.
Most importantly, you now live more securely, dear friend
We have empty land next to our house overgrown with vegetation, every few months I spend so much on getting the land cleaned up. I am so annoyed that the association doesn’t enforce the rules for the land owner to keep his land clean. I may have to keep doing that for years to come I guess.
Apparently what has happened around me, has also happened to you, and unfortunately you still need to do it again and again.
Yeah that is true and since the owner has no plans of doing anything with the land, I maybe stuck with it all my life. LOL
Well, you can assume that you have been given the opportunity to own and enjoy a wider open space.
Well, in this case it seems this is a good thing. I too have seen a big change in our neighborhood. El Salto Falls, a sacred waterfall named by our natives has now 500 new houses new houses, and a new bridge across the creek. They fenced in the waterfall so no one can see it now.
Ahhh… it seems like the changes around you are not pleasing to many people.
Darn, I was hoping for an Albert poem from this photo lol. Great photo! I hate snakes as well dear friend.
Unfortunately, I have posted a poem in the previous post. I worry that it will be boring if I post poems again, and again.
… Thanks for the compliment too…
My wife has the same fear of snakes. It is hard to move past at times.
The essence of change is an adaptation. Not that we have to, we can sink instead of into the sea of memory and only see what was once there.
I don’t know why my wife is so afraid of snakes, she even gets “locked up” just because she sees the picture on social media.
I agree with you about adaptation, that’s the key to adjusting to change.
as an IT person I always tell people “change is the one constant” it doesn’t help! The fear of snakes is one I don’t understand. I always stop and let snakes cross the path in front of me without disturbing them.
They, snakes bring so much good with them!
The world is always changing around us. Each and every day that goes by there seem to be new buildings going up and old ones coming down.
Yep! About that, I also see it all the time around me.
hopefully the current US president will be impeached. that would be a change for the better…
Here, I heard the issue about that too.
it needs to happen, for the world’s sake
How are the possibilities so far?
it is going to pass in the house for certain, but the senate might be a bit more tricky…
I will see the continuation of the story from afar.
keeping my eye on it and my fingers crossed
Nice shoot, I should try one under my small papaya tree.
I think you need to do it, Tiada. I’m so sure the result must be beautiful!
Snakes are seen around here too but Preiti our pet dog – we lost her seven months ago – always alerted us.
Hopefully, you will soon have another form of alarm as a substitute for Preiti.
I understand your wife and her fear. I’m scared of snakes too, I can’t see the snake in the picture yet
Indeed I have never taken photos of snakes coming from there and have entered my yard, terraces or carport several times, except scorpions.
Everything is changing around me because everything is in a continuous movement. That’s what the theory says, not me! ?
So if what is always changing is what is around you, then why the party who says it is a theory?
Are you afraid to be blamed?
Not at all, sir! I didn’t want to be accused of plagiarism!
If that’s the reason, that makes perfect sense, and that reason strengthens your credibility, Ma’am.
Papaya leaves aid in improving blood platelet.
Yes! As fellow Asian citizens, we know the benefits of papaya leaves, dear friend.
It is a beautiful picture. I am also afraid of snakes.
Yes, many people are afraid of snakes. My wife can’t even look at its picture!
Things will always change and change is difficult it seems. But as we keep moving forward, this too shall pass.
Happy to hear your wife is happy. 🙂
Yaaah… She really feels relieved and happy! Thank you, Carol.
Because you speak in accordance with all your experiences, I easily agree.