Dateline: Cattaraugus County, western New York state
Mild excitement the other day as they put up a new telegraph pole at the end of our drive. In America they call it a "utility pole" but there's still something reassuringly old-fashioned about the concept, especially as the poles on our lane are made of wood. Here you can just about make out a very brave man, very high up.
Cradled by modern technology that contrasts sharply with what he's actually putting in place.
And here's a close-up.