The squared off timbers in the middle of this painting are all that remains of the 20 foot by 20 foot pioneer log cabin. It had a basement probably with a mud floor. The trees have all grown up around the forgotten homestead, blocking the sun and the southerly view. It was a good place to build on - a little rise at the very top of the marble ridge. I wonder how much digging they had to do to achieve the basement? The sun was warm on my back during this late winter painting session.