Thursday, August 13, 2009

Skywatch Friday #57 - Better Them Than Me

Typical Pacific Northwest weather day here. Gray skies and drizzle. It's been that way most of the week. What a change from just a couple of weeks ago when we were wilting under the unseasonable heat wave.

I was in Arlington around lunch time today and I saw this giant crane next to a cell phone tower. I don't know if the tower is just going up or what but I stopped to snap a few photos from a distance.

Towering Over the Tower

Then out of curiosity, I drove closer to the tower for a few more pics. I did see the guy in basket on the crane and I thought "better him than me". It wasn't until I got home and downloaded the pictures that I saw a second guy in the basket and one on the tower. No thank you, working up high is not for me.

Better Them Than Me

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25 comments:

Hildred and Charles said...

Grey skies here tonight in the Similkameen but we are welcoming the rain. I'm with you in wanting to keep my feet on the ground. Very nice photos, and you have a couple of lovely sunsets in your 'might also like'

James said...

Rain or not you got some cool pictures anyway. Oh and I agree better him than me. :-)

slim said...

You take what you can get . . . interesting none the less.

J Bar said...

That's an adventurous job.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Sylvia K said...

Hey, great shots, Sally! No, thanks, those heights are not for me -- well at least on a pole!!

Enjoy your weekend!

Sylvia

Ebie said...

Great shots, and it pays sometimes to be curious. I am afraid of heights, so, not me, too.

Regina said...

Hi. These are great shots.
Happy weekend Sally.

Linda Reeder said...

I'm still loving the cloudy, cool, sometimes damp weather here in Seattle after going so long without it.

Linnea W said...

Wow! Those guys are really dwarfed by the size of that tower...too bad your "California" weather came to an end!!

Gaelyn said...

That looks more like the NW sky I remember.

Those guys are crazy.

chrome3d said...

I always wonder where they get all those people to work on high towers and construction sites. It´s not for me, that´s for sure.

kRiZ cPEc said...

the weather in HK is pretty much the same, grey skies, raining all day, very wet.

Pak Zawi said...

Sally,
Somebody gotta do the job. You are right, the job is better done by them than us. After all it is their job.

DrillerAA09 said...

I don't mind heights so much. I just wouldn't want to spend the entire day up there. Great shot.
Thanks for stopping by Driller's Place.

VioletSky said...

I'm betting those two are grateful for the overcast sky.

Michelle Johnson said...

Love that second pic. I'm sure working up high isn't so bad... think of all the pictures you could get up there. :) Hope all is well. Have a great day.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Sally: I agree, better him then me, that is way up high in the sky.

Carol said...

Gray skies indeed! I like the crane meets tower shots...its cool that you took a close up also...

Powell River Books said...

When you whiz by the towers look so small, but it just makes him look like a small insect clinging to the side. We just drove from Quebec to Newfoundland and found cell towers following the road all the way. Times sure have changed. I invite you to come see my "coming home" sunset. - Margy

Nomad Flavor said...

Really crisp photographs here. Love the narration!!

JC said...

I wanted the rain but now it needs to go away

SquirrelQueen said...

Great shots, I agree they can have that kind of work it's way too high. The only good part would be the fantastic view.

Lots of clouds over our way but looks like no rain for awhile.

Cezar and Léia said...

These guys are really brave!
wow you got fabulous shots!
Great work dear friend,
Léia

Babooshka said...

I know about grey skies and happy to say I'll be leaving mine behind for a week in France.

Happily Retired Gal said...

Now THAT'S a job I wouldn't want for sure! We've had grey skies in the mornings lately but much to my surprise, the sun came out early yesterday ;--)
Hugs and blessings,