Pioneer life on the plains was harsh and sometimes perilous. Here stands a woman, holding a baby in one arm and comforting an older child who huddles into her skirts for security. In the disance, cattle graze. Even more distant, a storm looms. The fluffy white tops of the clouds climb higher and higher, but the dark mass underneath is truly a sight. Rain falls to bring relief to the parched grasses of summer. Lightening crackles. The wind is getting stronger. What is the woman thinking? Is she hoping that the rain will bring relief from the staggering heat, or is she fearful of the devastation such a massive storm can bring to her lonely homestead? This painting may be small, but it explodes with drama! Framed. (Original)

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