"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.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Jingle Jangle Mingling


I've tried to put this evening in words before for Persimmon Hill, the magazine of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, about it's Western Heritage Awards weekend. We get to go because I'm a judge of the non-fiction book contest. But nothing tops the photography...a photographer's paradise of people and places and clothes. People watching and good fun.

Here's a sampling. Let's start with boots. Yes, I ask permission to take photos, and you have to admit, it's a rough job.




This bottom photo is of artist H.T. Holden, sitting, and his wife Edna Mae Simmons, a Waurika, Oklahoma, native who graduated from there the year I bought the newspaper. They now live in Kremlin, Oklahoma. The boots are custom made by renowned Lisa Sorrell of Guthrie, Oklahoma.

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