This house was created last year. The river had carved out some lovely areas in the bedrock along one of the banks and the moss had been fed by the spring rains so it was rich and full. The large cottonwood tree had sheltered the area from the ravages of the winter ice and floods of spring. Lots of great building stone could be found, hidden in the pools and streambed below this site. It was on the side of the river that had a nearly vertical wall of vegitation going up approx 30 ft.... a challenging spot to reach, but such a pleasant place to work once one had managed the steep climb down.
This house took several days to construct and much of the structure remains hidden in this view, but it best shows that nestled feeling provided by the roots of the massive tree. Across from this spot a large pool and picnic rock was easily accessible, and fishermen and women would work the other side of the river sometimes not even realizing I was there. Weeks after creating the piece it still stood, sheltered under the tree. I would sometimes wander over to the fishing/picnic rock and listen to the kids eagerly pointing out the house across the pool to disbelieving parents. THAT was fun !