"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.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Reflecting on autumn colors

Reflections--11" by 15" watercolor, 300 # d'Arches
The leaves are just starting to turn here, but it won't be long. The mums are bright, the air crisp, the skies brilliant, the days shorter. Photographs from the mountain west of the aspen already quaking and golden, or from the northeast of the hardwoods in vivid varieties of color  whet  anticipation and wet the paintbrush..

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