New fallen snow reflects in blue, with evening’s first shadows, through a metal silhouette of The End of the Trail on a barbed wire wreath hanging on my front porch. Photographed near Hereford in eastern Oregon.

© Blue Mountain Blessings Photography by Betty E Duncan
Nikon Coolpix P510

“The End of the Trail
James Earle Fraser (1876-1953)
Plaster (approximately 17′ × 14′ × 5′)
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City.
Introduction: Sculpted by American-born artist James Earle Fraser, The End of the Trail has endured to become one of the most recognizable images in the United States. Many people are familiar with this representation of an American Indian on horseback, but few actually know the history of the piece. Originally, it was more than just an image on a postcard, belt buckle or beaded bracelet. It was a major sculptural work. And for its creator, it was more than just a sculpture. It was a meaningful reminder of a childhood spent on the American frontier. "


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It is a true blessing being able to live in the beautiful Blue Mountains of Eastern Oregon. Peaceful, relaxed, soul invigorating, creativity inspiring….

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