The crowing of a rooster will always be synonomous for me with Mexico. There's a farm behing me that raises chickens and roosters, plus several of my neighbors have them, here in Baja California Sur, Mexico. So, I finally decided I needed to include these hearty birds in a painting and here it is. The crowing has become so much a part of being here that I rarely take notice; It's like the Mexican wind to me. I ran into my old challenge again with painting desert plants, but this time, I did a broad strokes of color as a suggestion of the flora and fauna outside the actual "Baja Barnyard" and it seemes to me to have worked.