A post for those interested in contemporary cowboys: If you are not connected to these two pages I would highly recommend that you check them out--very entertaining.
A Facebook Post from the Center for Western and Cowboy Poetry Cowboy Poetry.com
All day I've faced a barren waste
without the taste of water, cool water.
Old Dan and I with throats burnt dry
and souls that cry for water,
..."Cool Water," by Bob Nolan, Sons of the Pioneers
Bob Nolan and the Sons of the Pioneers sing "Cool Water" here.
Hank Williams sings "Cool Water" in this YouTube video, which includes a vintage photo slideshow.
Or one of my favorites, Johnny Cash singing "Ghost Riders in the Sky."
"Straight from the Well," by renowned Cowboy Artists of America President Tim Cox (Tim Cox Fine Art) says it all about "cool water," according to Cowboy Poetry,com, which recently posted: "The impressive painting was a part of the 2012 Prix de West at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum." Cox's painting, "At His Own Pace," was selected as the 2007 Cowboy Poetry Week poster image. You can find more about Tim Cox at CowboyPoetry.com: http://www.cowboypoetry.com/timcox.htm Or, you can go directly to his website at: http://www.timcox.com/ or you can visit his Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/Tim.Cox.Cowboy.Art.
To the right, you will find a sketch by renowned Western artist Frederic Remington. For more information on the art of Frederic Remington visit the Frederic Remington Art Museum Website.
(I am currently on vacation in Colorado again preparing for a series of posts on cowboys!)