"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.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Warm Window


"Warm Window," 5 x 7 watercolor holiday greeting card

Tis the year, the season when we crave warmth these days as the days grow shorter, the nights colder.

In a year of pandemic disease, isolation, racism, hatred, violence and political sickness, we need it more than ever--a pet on our laps, a cozy fire in the fireplace, snuggling with a loved one, enjoying warm holiday lights.

I dream of being inside thick adobe walls catching  the evening sun in the deep blue sky of New Mexico, fresh snow outside, a Christmas tree, a window of warmth on the world.

Today's watercolor.

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