Sunday, March 29, 2009
SCENES FROM BIG BEND #3
"Terlingua Adobe" 9" x 16" oil on linen
Just West of Big Bend is the small
town of Terlingua which served as a
mining community in the mid-1880s.
The only remnants of the mining days
is the ghost town which once housed
the miners for the Chisos Mining Company.
There are about a dozen abandoned
adobe houses like the one depicted above,
a cemetery and the Starlight Cafe where
hot, sunbaked,smelly after a day of painting
in the Texas heat artists like myself
migrate to for a cold beer, country
western music and a nice dinner.
After a few beers and a hearty meal me
and my travel companions will mosey
(Texan for move about) out to the porch,
sit in rocking chairs and gaze at the
brightest stars seen anywhere.