Francine In Retirement
Seeing Life Through Photography


I arrived home from taking some photos and found my street lined up with tree trimming trucks.  They were hired by the local light company to trim the trees around the power lines.  For me, besides the beautiful sunny day, it was a sure sign that spring was in the air.


There are many pubic services we take for granted.  I just thought I would pay tribute to these men who keep us safe.

When spring arrives so do the spring rains, thunder storms, lighting and tornadoes.  Trimming the trees away from power and utility lines keep us safe from these occurences.





  1. Cheers for their service! 🙂

  2. great shots of these everyday heros … i hope they leave the trees looking good too 🙂

  3. hard working guys 🙂

  4. We do take these things for granted don’t we? but we would be in a heck of a mess without them! well done for highlighting them Francine.

  5. Good trubute. There’s nothing like having adequate infrastructure, and the knowledgeable service people in place to maintain it.

    There are still places in many countries that have never had the sort of ammenities that in exist in North America and Europe, and although they are doing fine they could benefit from the things that we’ve grown accustomed to for decades. For some countries, due to hardships like war, they’ve lost the modern benefits that they had and now must struggle to put it all back in place; often with help from our nations that don’t remember what it is to do without these luxuries and aids.

    Clean and continually filtered water, electricity at the flip of a little switch, etc. These service people and contractors can do wonders.

  6. A few weeks ago I awoke to see them trimming the tree in front of my home, Francine. Being that a tree was removed from across the street the week before, I rushed out to make sure they were’t removing mine. You’re right, though. They are part of the army of service people that keeps our cities running. Where would we be without them?

    • I’ve had that panic feeling before, when experiencing the first time I saw the tree trimmers. I have a large tree in front of my house, but they won’t touch it because it doesn’t interfere with the power lines. So on this occasion I asked for permission and just photographed them.


  7. Nice pictures! Its always an education to see how things are done in the other parts of the world. Thanks for sharing!
    Namaste 🙂

  8. That’s quite a job they do, Francine. 🙂

  9. Great photos of interesting procedure. That is a lot of work, but thankfully, they had the big machines.

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