Ed has long said he’ll move if he loses this view. I would too. To hell with the real estate market; I hope he gets to keep that view for a good long time.
An endangered view
Not much to write about today, so here’s a picture taken from the front door of my brother Ed’s house. The field in the foreground was surveyed for subdivision, but then the economy tanked and Ed got a reprieve. Every cloud has a silver lining, right? For my money, it’s not even a cloud. Putting the brakes on rampant development in the Gallatin Valley was long overdue.
I’m with Ed! A pox on developers. When first one family, than another, moves to an area, buys land, and builds a house, that is natural. When developers go build a whole bunch of houses at once, then look for buyers, that is greed changing the landscape for the many, for the benefit of the few.
Paula, I agree with you about developers. Even more than Ed’s marvelous view, I would mourn the loss of what appears to be good agricultural land. Too much of our good farming and ranching land has fallen int the hands of greedy developers.
John H. says
And they (developers) always say something like, “But we want lots of folks to be able to enjoy this beautiful setting every day.” Conveniently ignoring the fact that they will be destroying the setting by building on it and filling it with people, cars, etc.
What a spectacular view with morning coffee…..long may you run, Ed!