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~~ Colorado Cabins ~~ | by stephgum32807
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~~ Colorado Cabins ~~

A really old picture of mine, taken on 35 mm film,

then scanned. Have a Good Friday, and a Great week-end, Everyone out there in

"Flicker Land", God Bless.

Some Information: ~`~

A log cabin is a house built from logs. It is a fairly simple type of log house. A distinction should be drawn between the traditional meanings of "log cabin" and "log house." Historically most "Log cabins" were a simple one- or 1½-story structures, somewhat impermanent, and less finished or less architecturally sophisticated. A "log cabin" was usually constructed with round rather than hewn, or hand-worked, logs, and often it was the first generation home building erected quickly for frontier shelter.

 

By stacking tree trunks one on top of another and overlapping the logs at the corners, people made the "log cabin". They developed interlocking corners by notching the logs at the ends, resulting in strong structures that were easier to make weather-tight by inserting moss or other soft material into the joints. As the original coniferous forest extended over the coldest parts of the world, there was a prime need to keep these houses warm. The insulating properties of the solid wood were a great advantage over a timber frame construction covered with animal skins, felt, boards or shingles. Over the decades, increasingly complex joints were developed to ensure more weather tight joints between the logs, but the profiles were still largely based on the round log.

 

This was Framed, using Picnik, Really Great Editing software, the is going to be phased out in Mid April, by Google, and Replaced with Nothing ~`~

   

Thanks everyone for the comments and

the invites, they are certainly appreciated.

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Taken on February 17, 2012