I was musing about this one day as I was out walking the dog on a glorious, sunny morning. While Boo stopped for a sniff I stood admiring a particularly stunning bit of fall finery up and ahead. Thus distracted I was startled by a cheerful voice saying "good morning". I turned to reply but there was no one there, just a solid wood fence about 6 feet high running at least 15 feet behind me. I turned forward to see that it continued an equal distance or more ahead of me. I must have looked completely bewildered because I then heard, "up here".
Just on the other side of the fence and about 20 feet in the air there was a man standing, quite comfortably, in a tree. Just standing there, one foot on a limb to either side holding on to nothing and no ladder in sight.
This was no ordinary tree to be sure, it was a radically sculptural Yew Bonsai tree and he appeared to be occupied with trimming its unruly top bits into tiny tufts with pruning sheers.
He had a cheeky grin on his face, clearly pleased with his little joke. We both had a chuckle as I returned his greeting and I then Boo and I carried on our way. It was one of those singularly unusual, surprising and delightful moments but of course I didn't have my camera and so I DIDN'T GET A PICTURE!
I swear I am going to start duct taping the camera on to my wrist so I remember to take it with me everywhere I go.
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