Both the artwork and the video recording above are reflections based upon my memories of a now vanished forest which once stood near the home of my aunt, uncle and cousins. The present views of this area are captured via Google Earth and show the relative development of highways, neighborhoods, asphalt streets and concrete bridges, all expected elements of urban modernization (or "progress"). You would not ever know today what once was there if you had never seen the forest which enveloped this area back in the 1950's and 1960's. Perhaps this kind of development is symptomatic of many areas due to population density and the necessity of arterial roadways to alleviate traffic congestion. But it is a sad loss to those of us who love the green belt areas and hold fond memories of this particularly lovely woodland retreat. On my You Tube channel I have posted a series of accordion improvisations entitled "Baltusrol Impressions" which further explores my memories and reflections of this now vanished forest.