July 20, 2023
Uno and I at the top of Morningstar this morning looking towards that funky transformer and J-box at middle right. No, sorry, I am actually referring to New River Mesa in the background lit up all rosy on a cool morning before the nuclear heat blasts in.
You think you've got it rough waking up on days like this? Here's what I open my eyes to every morning.
A quick inventory: Yes, that's my Johnny-Behind-The Deuce, Navajo Boy by Delano, Deb Gessner's Billy sculpture, three Maynard Dixons, an Ed Mell original, Dick George photo of Lincoln New Mexico, Death Valley poster, Dusty in The Cave and Carson and Tomas on the Copper Canyon Railway. And a ton of reference books on Jesse James. Oh, and The Triple B Ranch light box.
And, by the way, if you don't know who Delano is, here's a taste:
Damn, he was good. So simple and so strong. I want to be Delano when I grow up.
"Simplicity in art is omitting all non-essential or un-important elements and details which don't really contribute to the essence of the overall composition in order to emphasize what is important."
—Old Vaquero Saying