This large and old Spanish oak tree dominates our cousin Brenda Reed's Austin backyard. My brother Jerry and I fittingly posed there. Lots of wrinkles and twists in the aging branches and bark of not just the tree.
"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.