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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Foto Story Friday # 72---- Construction Equipment Dance

So around the first of September they decided to tear up our street. Wouldn't be the time of year I'd have picked in Eastern Montana, but whatever!
As we watched the progress daily and I snapped a few shots of the big machines making a ruckus out front I began to see it differently.
It started to look like a loud dance performed by huge pieces of equipment. A scoop here..
a lift there carefully directed by the guy on the ground...
a back-fill and compact there.....
A scrape here as the bucket gets empty....
ItalicThis picture reminds me of the book: Are You My Mother? just looks like the Snort is ready to drop off the baby bird right back in his nest.
The sound of the dirt filling the bucket.............
Little tighter action shot of the scooping up of the dirt.
The bucket starts to be in the way, a tiny lift and drop (which totally shook the house), all part of the well choreographed dance.
move the dirt from here to there.....
This thing is made to make it safe for the workers to be in the trenches and position the pipes. It was kinda cool to watch them scoop it out and see the guys head down.
The dance continues, turn, lift, dump.....
A shot through the front screen door...
The other dancers are working on their moves with a little smaller trench retainer.
The smaller trench wall retainer.
I liked watching them pick these up, they were so heavy that it lifted up the back of the excavator..... a bit unnerving when it is only feet from your yard/house.
The sound of the saw as they cut the pipes to fit all parts of the intricate dance of construction/road work.

So it is nearly Nov and the road is still not finished..... the dance has not ended.
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15 comments:

Maggie May said...

Construction sites are not normally things you want going on right next to your home. However there is a sort of beauty in all the equipment & I always find it fascinating to watch men at work. But if it was right by my house.............!
Hope it is nearly done!

Nuts in May

Steph said...

Oh my goodness, you could have taken those pictures outside of MY window! They started tearing my road up at the END of September and are still not done either. It's getting very annoying. I sympathize with you. :)

Jaina said...

That's certainly a unique way to look at it...has to make it a bit more enjoyable too. I like it :) I hope they finish the construction soon!

kaye said...

hope they finish it up before the snow falls :) Construction is interesting to watch. If you want to come on by and meet Jack I’m home.

Tiaras said...

hope it is finished before the first snowfall

scrappysue said...

hog heaven - for boys! those scoops always make me a little nervy!

Robyn said...

Ugh, no mater how good the dance, road construction stinks. Are they going to be done before it gets really snowy?

latree said...

dance is the right word... :D

Shellie said...

Sounds like a dance you could best watch with ear plugs on. I love the Snort!

Emily said...

They sure are taking their sweet time! :) I love your perspective on it!

Jac said...

I know it's odd, but there is something almost magical about watching construction equipment. *lol* It seems so miraculous how they make the biggest tasks seem so mundane.

Although, I definitely don't want it on my street for too long!!

angie said...

I was totally thinking it reminded me of "where is my mother" right before you wrote that. Hope the "dance" isn't too disruptive!

Kat said...

That was my boys' favorite part of the reconstruction of our new house. All the bulldozers, bobcats and cement trucks. Such fun for them.
And they love "Are You My Mother" too. :)

CC said...

Wow! My son would LOVE to watch this construction vehicle dance!! :)

Honey Mommy said...

My boys just LOVE construction equipment! This would have kept them occupied for hours!