Okay, I promise this will be the last oddball picture… at least for a little while. Last week we took a look at some of the textures and colors of the abandoned houses in the Elkmont area of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This week’s picture is of one of the cabins in Cades Cove.
I’m always fascinated by the craftsmanship that went into the cabins in the park. I’m quite certain I couldn’t get logs to fit together this tightly using modern tools; let alone the tools of the day. I’m constantly struck in our travels by what people in the past were able to accomplish given the right amount of time and determination. I think we sometimes may discount past people groups because they didn’t have modern technology… but lots of them sure had ingenuity. Next time you’re in the park, take a minute and run your fingers along the corners of the cabins. Neat stuff!