This board and batten cabin was drying in the cabinet for quite a while. I wasn't sure the porch would make it if I picked it up once it was dry. As luck would have it, I knocked against one porch post and broke it as I was loading it into kiln for the bisque firing. I decided to make it part of the piece by leaving it as it might lay after having fallen on an abandoned house.
Other places have been refurbished and turned into art communities. The weather of the West being hot and dry is perfect to slow the deterioration of old wood buildings. I love the warm patina of the weathered wood.
Someone took time to add a bit of ornamentation to the fascia board at the eaves of this house and look how low the handle is on the door. Both of these buildings were in the same town and I just noticed the different styles of windows in each one.