A number of communities went through painful degeneration during that deep recession we were thrown into 8 years ago. Even my little bit of a neighborhood was touched by this. I remembered this while taking a walk around last week on a warmer spring day. All of the homes in my neighborhood are on 4 acres or more of woodland because the county was hoping to protect the waters by using limited development, and required this much land for a permit to build. So this place is pretty rural.
If I walk to the end of my driveway and look to the right, this is what I see.