Pruning by Helicopter: Retreat Day 3
Witnessed quite a bold exploit this morning. This writers retreat where I'm spending the week (Doe Branch Ink) got an astounding visitation from the outside world this morning. The land is a quite a ways from a main road. Getting here involves going up a mountain and just over the other side. Not visible to us here, but nearby runs a power line that can't easily be reached by the usual methods.
So when branches begin to threaten it, the pruning is done by helicopter. Here'a a bad shot of the line of sawmill blades that dangle below the helicopter.
And below is a shot of the hovering "chopper" itself. (I have a good video but haven't yet figured out how to get it out of my 2 week old Droid phone. So maybe later…)
At any rate, we marveled at the dexterity and courage it must take to skim and hover over mountain forest swinging a power tool the size of a phone pole.
Sort-a makes going back inside to revise fiction seem almost manageable.
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