A Changing Neighborhood

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Still loving this old sword fern, rescued from a demo site in Sellwood this past weekend.  I haven't found its new home in our garden yet, as it has been COLD and SNOWING the past few days, but warmer weather is just around the corner, I know it!  I am thrilled to have been able to rescue this old fern, as well as a few others, which were much smaller.

I have to be honest, though. 

I'm feeling saddened by the onslaught of high-density housing that is rapidly transforming my old neighborhood of Sellwood.  This is the house where this fern used to grow, which was just bulldozed this past weekend.  A duplex will go up in its spot.  R2 zoning is the real deal, and can rapidly change a neighborhood.  Sellwood, a simple, working-class neighborhood with local shops, is starting to feel more and more like the Division/Hawthorne neighborhood.  No matter what happens, I have been promised a booth at Stickers for my spicy street noodles after work!

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