This feeling of attachment to where we live has been magnified as I have combed through my counties website where there are aerial pictures showing our property dating back to 1957. At that time, our land was part of a large farm which still exists today and is owned by the same family. Our house now stands is in the middle lower portion of the picture below.
This next picture was taken in 2002, and it shows our house and barn. In looking at all the photos, there was one thing that stuck in my mind. This was that despite the county that I live in being one of the fastest growing in the country, our road has changed very little over the years.
As I mulled over the upcoming changes, a thought occurred to me which was that just as 'room' was made for our house, I know there is room for another. But it still makes me sad to think about...