"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, July 20, 2011

Chaco power--watercolor

Dawn at Fajada Butte in Chaco Canyon in New Mexico 12 by 9 watercolor, 300 pound Artistico paper

There are places of power in the earth--where the universe is thin--and this is a favorite. The Anasazi's sun dagger atop it wasn't discovered until the 20th century...predicting sun and moon and seasons 1,000 years ago. You can camp nearby today and sense the ghosts and greatness. Fortunately its 25 miles off a paved road.

1 comment:

  1. Chaco canyon is one of my most favorite places on earth. That 25 miles is long and washboardy. Winter time is the best.

    Wonderful work of art. Go Terry Go. You on a roll.

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