"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

Priarie monarchs



Watercolor

In the evenings, the thunderheads climb into the stratosphere over the wide-open Great Plains. They rule the sky, and winds sweep low rainclouds overhead. As ephemeral and as changing as the wind, they are the welcome relief on the far horizons.

1 comment:

  1. Pleases me to learn lately that yer an arteest. Myself, I sometimes get pictures in my head, but have no idea how to get 'em out. I think I might could draw if I had the time.

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