5. A man in a rowboat is peacefully enjoying nature's gifts without disturbing them.
6. A hunter stands by a fence looking at the mother and child. Even though this figure may symbolize human control over nature, some historians suggest that, since he wears the same hat as the artist in The Oxbow, he may be another self-portrait.
7. A tree stump felled by an axe conveys Cole's warning that the Catskill scenery is in danger of being destroyed.