"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.

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Family time

"Family Time," 5 x 7 watercolor
Amid the doom and gloom of pandemic, and somber memories of  25 years ago, let us be reminded of more.
April 19 is also a day to celebrate Americans' courage, April 19, 1775, standing up against tyranny
There is more. My walk in Hafer Park today was cool and relatively unpopulated after the rain.
But not yesterday. The sun was shining and families were active in the gentle southerly breeze.
There's a green "sward"--I love that seldom used word--in the middle of the park trail, and four families were out, all respectful distances from each other. And in the middle, one little boy was flying a kite, dad standing nearby.
That normalcy of spring  and family time just lifts your spirit. Remember when?
Thus this little watercolor.

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