Thursday, April 4, 2013

Hoses

Economics 101
There's a logging operation going on on Rt. 25. Tree harvesters, skidders and dozers have been busy at work cutting and removing trees for a week now. It's a  pretty big operation. These are the hoses running off one of the large harvesters. The trees look to be mostly spruce, so this would indicate to me that they are removing the trees to clear the way for some excavation work and not for any hardwood harvesting. As I said, the area has frontage on 25, so housing or commercial usage seems to be the best bet. The housing market seems to be turning around, the Markets continue to push upwards. These continued upturns really must have the economic doom-sayers in a real funk. We're not out of the woods yet, after all I've never ever implied I was any kind of economist, but I am an optimist. Like one of these gargantuan cruise ships, it takes a while to turn it around. 
Don't panic.
Stand down.


13 comments:

  1. I'm on your side. No panic here. We need to appreciate what we have, not whine about what we don't have. It simply tastes better.

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  2. I really enjoy your picture !
    You've got a wonderful eye and great imagination

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  3. No panic here either. We all need to relax and let the tides turn.

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  4. For me this brings up the question "what is progress?"

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  5. Keep Calm and Carry On, Mr. Pangloss.

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  6. big sigh on losing trees. damn homebuilders... (i worked for one of the nation's largest for 17+ yrs.) :)

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  7. Like your photo of the multiple hoses! -- barbara

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  8. Hmmm. I believe in probability, randomness and surprise. Me and my 401(k) love what's happened to the stock market lately but it's good to have lots of contingency plans.

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  9. They made for an interesting shot.

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  10. Considering the news of the past several weeks, your behemoth cruise ship analogy to today's so-called improving markets is wicked good Maine dark humor at its carnival best. Thanks.

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