Imagine the wind howling a near gale and the snow going past your vision parallel with the horizon which you cannot see. Imagine it being so cold that you can’t even remember the last such winter. Imagine the snow piling up already to nearly three feet and no end in sight. Now…imagine raising the steaming tin cup to your lips as you sip your fresh, hot, and black coffee from inside this door. You can nearly see your entire reflection as the firelight flickers off of the frosted panes. There you stand, at sunrise wrapped in a sheepskin robe, to see that you will be spending another day whittling axe handles to sell the coming spring.
This photograph is untouched, but when I filtered it in chrome the different colors of unfinished wood stood out in a beautiful way! The trim looks green (it may have been painted at some long ago point, but very vaguely present in original picture) against the dark grain of the actual door. Yet, we cannot forget the workmanship of the log cabin. Those logs lie very expertly against one another to create a snug home for the Montana winter. I must add that they have been re “chinked” with a modern rubberized sealant seen on all modern log structures. This photo was taken in Virginia City.