"When dawn spreads its paintbrush on the plain, spilling purple... ," Songs of the Pioneers song from TV show "Wagon Train." Dawn on the mythic Santa Fe Trail, New Mexico, looking toward Raton from Cimarron. -- Clarkphoto. A curmudgeon's old-fashioned newspaper column, cross-breeding metaphors and journalism and art, for readers in 150 countries.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Winter thoughts



Watercolor

The deep snows and the big red barns of the north central states are mythic icons of America, deep inside us when we think of winter, and home, and peace, and quiet.

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