"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.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Morning road to San Ysidro

5 by 7 watercolor, 140 pound Arches

Head northwest on the road to Jemez, Cuba, Chaco and beyond, and you'll pass these ancient prows of geologic ships  beached forever. One of my favorite New Mexico views.

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