Arbourists

Peaceful cows grazed in their
sunny  paddock after yesterday’s
stormy gales. Over the fence
school children ran around their
playing field enjoying wide
open spaces and sunshine.

With thunderous engine a large
truck arrived at the groundsman’s
request, with its cherry picker
platform to remove high boughs
dangling from narrow bark and
wooden strips after yestereday’s
gale force winds.  They raised their
mobile platform with two men
on it, revving chainsaws. They
dropped boughs to the ground.

Children came running to this
fascinating sight to gawp and stare,
chatter and point as groundsmen
and teachers steered them away
from heavy boughs and chainsaws.

The cows too had rushed to
the fence to gawp and stare
at the workmen but were
left to stand at the fence.

Arbourists

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