Saturday, April 19, 2008

From the Top of Capulin

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On our trips to Colorado and beyond, we usually make our first overnight stop near Capulin Volcano National Monument in New Mexico. After passing through there dozens of times and always saying, "One time we need to climb the volcano", we finally did last summer.
This extinct volcano is relatively young, geologically speaking. It's eruption ended 10,000 years ago, and it's pretty neat to hike up it and go down in the crater. It rises about 1000 feet above the New Mexico plains and from its top, you can see the old lava flows. The view is spectacular!
I was reviewing some photographs from last summer, planning next week's line up of paintings, and I think it's time to do some landscapes. As much as I love the horses, I have had some requests for Texas Big Bend paintings - and cacti (yes, Bud, I mean YOU!) Looks like it's time for another road trip - Big Bend should be in full bloom about now....
Isaiah 35:2
it will burst into bloom; it will rejoice greatly and shout for joy. The glory of Lebanon will be given to it, the splendor of Carmel and Sharon; they will see the glory of the LORD, the splendor of our God

1 comment:

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Climbing a volcano is quite a feat.
Nice painting.