Driving east from the southern Rockies there is a definite "LINE " where one can actually SEE the Great Plains . Just south of Las Vegas, New Mexico on US 84 this view stood out before us at sunrise. Click to zoom in, and you can see the line of the plain, which I emphasized by a bead of paint made by pressing down on a loaded brush...hard to explain, but I can "show it" at a workshop...if you can come!...my schedule is on my web site. This painting begins a new project ... "Passing America: The Great Plains". The photos below were taken as and before I painted this "drive-by" canvas.
we left Las Vegas before sunrise, and as soon as we came down into the plain, the sun came up, giving us a morning rainbow in the west!
We left the rain behind, somewhere between Tecolotito and Dilla, NM. This shot shows the shadow of our "wheels".
There were still heavy clouds, but the sun was breaking them and somewhere in that distant blue is the line of the plain, which I painted above.