In the grand scheme of things - especially considering this week of life and death - the sickening, helpless frustration I have felt over the the massive wall of dirt that now towers above our pond, threatening its existence, seems like a minor problem. But our friend Jim reassured us that it isn't insignificant; he pointed out that just because our neighbor bought this property, in a sense it also belongs to everyone, because whatever he does to it can have a major impact on everyone else that lives around here and along the Colorado river. It's all connected. When you buy land, you are taking on the responsibility that comes along with it - it's a stewardship more than an ownership. And if we have reason to believe it's not being done properly, it's our responsibility to do something about it. So I'm proud to be a tattle-tale. I realize that after all my phone calls and emails to different agencies and officials, there's a chance that he IS doing everything properly or within his rights after all, and we'll just have to learn to live with it.
But still...when I look at it, I just have to ask...WHY?
Can you see Tom standing in front of the wall?