"When dawn spreads its paintbrush on the plain, spilling purple... ," Sons of the Pioneers theme for TV show "Wagon Train." Dawn on the mythic Santa Fe Trail, New Mexico, looking toward Raton from Cimarron. -- Clarkphoto. A curmudgeon artist's musings melding metaphors and journalism, for readers in more than 150 countries.

Friday, December 15, 2017

December Devotions

"December Devotion," 5 by 7 watercolor card
Month of devotion to many, December brings the faithful to worship. An icon to many is the mountain church of San Jose de Gracia, in the village of Las Trampas on the High Road to Taos in northern New Mexico.
Built of adobe and wood in the 1760s, it is an icon of devotion and simple Catholic faith. 
As its more than 260th Christ-mas approaches, the parishioners will gather, often trudging through snow, to candlelit mass inside the ancient walls, amid the campo santo surrounding it.
(Day 15 of 31 December watercolors)
My photograph from this October

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful, we got your card, thank you very much. We have all the cards you have ever sent us. You have really captured the heart of northern New Mexico. After I graduated from UNM, when I came home for Christmas me and my mother had a tradition where we drive to Taos and have lunch. Your Christmas work reminds me of that. Nothing more beautiful than snow on adobe.

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