In October there are some very mature wildflowers left, but not many. I switched my subject to landscapes involving engineering and art. Niobrara is one of the most interesting areas of Nebraska. At the confluence of the Niobrara River and the Missouri River, there is an old railroad bridge that is now a fishing pier. The tracks have been pulled up and replaced with wood. The inspiration is still there as a massive steel structure remains above the old railroad path.
At sunrise, the rock escarpment created by years of erosion by the Niobrara River is lit up. The RR Bridge with the west bank in the background is a startling view. I’ve taken this view and added a steam locomotive heading right toward the viewer. This is one of my favorite paintings ever!