"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 watercolor, metaphors and journalism, for readers in more than 150 countries.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Santuario de Chimayo

Plein aire watercolor

Adobe bell tower at Santuario de Chimayo, New Mexico...focus of the Holy Week pilgrimage by hundreds of believers and site of miraculous healing dirt. Step into this church and step back to medieval times, but don't doubt the power there. The room full of candles and crutches attests to the power for faith.

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