For all Jones' cowboy skills and the convincing cragginess
of his range- worn appearance, director Howard seems to feel that that ability to explore the film's complicated father-daughter dynamics was the actor's key contribution.
That's a way of measuring nature's cragginess
, its repetition, nooks and crannies.
His work also might have taken on some of the cragginess
of Frank Lobdell and Hassel Smith, two still-underappreciated Bay Area abstract painters.
He lost his distinctive tanned cragginess
," says a surgeon.
And once you ascend above it, the dividends are obvious - light ocean breezes willing to prompt a kite into flight; native bunchgrasses long ago overgrazed or plowed under attempting a comeback; and seldom-seen views of Boney Mountain in all its cragginess