OK. Last Mexico post. I have more paintings but it's time to move on. Maybe later. Went out painting today with CG and have new ones to post.
One evening I wandered up to the roof after it had gotten cool enough and did this.....and tweaked it a bit the next night. I sort of got fascinated with the palms and if we had some around here I think I would be out doing more. So many colors.
So here is the real reason for this post. There was this guy who showed up to trim the palms. In this country there would be a crew of four, a boom truck and traffic cones. In Mexico an old red Datsun pickup comes down the street. He gets out his equipment....consisting of three yellow plastic ropes and a machete. He loops the rope around the tree and begins to climb. Here. I took some pictures.
I'm taking the pictures from the roof. Notice that little guy in the tree? He's six feet tall. He's hanging on with one hand. Insurance? Workers Comp? Probably not.
And here you can see that yellow rope lightly looped around his waist and under his butt...sort of. His feet are in the other loops and he seemed perfectly comfortable, even enjoying himself. Wait! I don't see the rope! What the....??