"...In clamorous gangs the gathering woodmen press
Northward, and the stern winter's toil begins,
Around the long low shanties, whose rough lines
Break the sealed dreams of many an unnamed lake,
Already in the frost-clear morns awake
The crash and thunder of the falling pines..."
from "September" -Archibald Lampman (1861-99)
Somehow the idea of clamorous of woodsmen setting out to do winter's toil is almost better portrayed by some of the scruffiest bark you ever saw on a tree than it might be if you painted the actual gangs of woodsmen themselves.
So this concept was a natural for the Birch Files Collection.
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