"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.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Far horizons


Watercolor

The beauty of the West...in the clear, dry air you can see so far, and the high altitude skies magnify the light, and the colors...especially at sunset. It's almost like being able to see forever.

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