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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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  • November 2, 2011 at 5:05 am Reply

    Indeed. Changing perspective has always been helpful to me. Thanks for the reminder!

    • November 2, 2011 at 7:54 am Reply

      Me too, Jodi. Though I’ve never before gotten that perspective from a helicopter overhead.

  • November 3, 2011 at 9:03 am Reply

    WOW!  i didn't kno such critters existed — very impressive & awesome technology — kinda like the Internet-Powerful potential for great Good and great Bad .  Video when possible , pls . Aiki

    • November 3, 2011 at 12:28 pm Reply

      Good comparison. Or like kundalini??

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