"When dawn spreads its paintbrush on the plain, spilling purple... ," Sons 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.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Eleven days 'till Christmas--Adobe thoughts

Adobe sanctuary, 5 by 7 watercolor, card
Adobe, handmade of earth and straw, foot-thick or more walls, deep windows, stout wooden vigas supporting a flat roof, the earth reflecting the sky and sun, multicolored through the day, cool in the day, warn and snug in the night and winter, shutting out wind and noise and cold. 
A corner fireplace with pinon wood crackling away. Earthen sanctuary from turmoil and the plastic,  changing world. The odors and feelings of who we are...from dust we came, to dust we will return, and in between, comfort and peace fitting the season called Christmas.

1 comment:

  1. There is nothing prettier than snow on adobe. That is some of my earliest memories. I'm loving this series of posts.

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