But no, no water in these buckets.
It was concrete that they were hauling to upgrade a dam at the edge of the Emigrant Wilderness.
I was struck by the stance of the guy on the right, hands clasped behind his back. Hubby thought perhaps it was his job to signal when the bucket was ready to be lifted and didn't want to make any gesture that might be misinterpreted.
The orange stripe on the hard hat would make it possible for the guy in the chopper to distinguish him. What ever the reason for the stance, it looks like a hazardous operation for both the men on the ground and those in the air. It was a bit disconcerting for the hikers as well. The Helicopter with its full bucket of concrete flew right over the trail!
You can find more sky views at SkyWatch Friday, hosted for us by Klaus, Sandy, Wren, Fishing Guy and Sylvia.