Sunday, October 17, 2010
Savoring Sunday - Hand feeding
Considering what runs through the neighborhood, I'm glad it was only baby lizards running reconnaissance last week.
My husband thought they were cute. I believe there is enough commotion when the puppies slam up against the sliding door barking loud enough to hear in the next county when they spot a squirrel in the backyard.
Lord help us if they spot a lizard in the living room!
I prayed for the little guys' safety as each was released back out in the garden. I won't mind seeing them when they are bigger. If they are outside):-
Oregon Sue Maxwell sent this must-watch video from Alaska Hand feeding hummingbirds.
As a veteran of many painful workshops where the participants are controlled by consultants paid by vested interests- this one was a delight. Hobble-along here did not get to participate in the site tour, but my small sub-group picked me to record our thoughts when we gathered back at Castle Rock Elementary School. My table mates were open, articulate and respectful. Others were more skeptical, but I believe this open process where the consultants gave up control of the input will be given the respect it deserves.
One of the very fair questions asked was why sell now while the real estate market is down? A very fair answer is because the school district did not sell at its peak. The school district is in real distress: there are schools and students needing to be served; taxpayers to be respected.
Another question was what wisdom is there in the school district bearing the cost of the entitlement process?
The property's worth is tied to its entitlement. As long as the end decision is wise, selling with some assurance of what can go forward is a good idea as it guarantees this middleman portion of the profits to serve the public good.