As soon as I saw this place I instantly thought of the song “Don’t Fence Me In” as sung by Gene Autry. It’s a view, looking due West, towards the headwaters of the of the Rio Grande river (in the distant mountains). The view is from Brown’s Lake Overlook (AKA Weminuche Wilderness Vista) along the Silver Thread Scenic Highway (CO 149).
Three fourteen thousand foot (4268 meter) peaks, east of Alamosa, Colorado. Viewed in the summer time. The peaks, from left to right, are Ellingwood Point, Blanca Peak (Sisnaajini in Diné), and Little Bear Peak
This very distant view is from the Bluff Overlook in the Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge, just south of Alamosa, Colorado.
A nice place to relax within an easy drive from Alamosa; dirt road is sketchy in places though. This view is from the Bluff Overlook. I drew this on my iPad.
I went to my son’s home in Denver for Thanksgiving holiday. I had a few minutes to do a quick sketch while waiting to go to the airport, and home. I went out on his porch and this is what I saw. I penciled in a few marks and added color later – it was time to go. I was flying stand-by back to Phoenix. I was number 26 on the list, but I made it!
Now I am preparing to go on another cruise – and more paintings. Watch for details soon.