Thursday, July 26, 2012

The Kolden Report: Wild Horse Stampede, Part two, July 2012

Hi, kids!
Here is everyone's favorite (even the horses).....the Wild Horse Race! 
Pre-ride meeting of the minds...
Ready, willing and able.
Let the games begin!
Trouble, right from the start.
Man vs horse.
Paired raring.
Hang on Garrett! (Garrett is the son of a classmate who is no longer with us.  Rest easy, Mike Long).
Garrett, AKA:  Whiplash..., hanging on for dear life!
Almost to the finish line...
So close and yet so far away.
The horses are winning...
Nearly broke to lead!
Burn, baby...burn.
I took part in a very cool event....the luminary release in honor of those with breast cancer, past, present and future.  
The luminaries were visible for a long while as they floated up, up and away.    As I watched, my thoughts were with Sister Vicki, Linda, Karyl, Betty, Stephanie, Pat, Pat, Bess, Darlene, Teena, Bonnie and all of the women who have bravely fought the battle.  Here's to all of you......
Three, helping one another, bear the burden of six.
Latin Proverb

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The Kolden Report: Wild Horse Stampede, July 2012

Hi, kids!
Here is part one of Thursday's Wild Horse Stampede (July 12th), the Grand Daddy of rodeos!
Truly TOUGH enough to wear pink!
Pick up man, making it look easy. 
Premature bucking.
Tail feathers!
The expression on this cowboy's face says it all. 
Looking for a way out....
Who hit the "eject" button?
Lots of air between cowboy and saddle.
Synchronicity.  (This is my favorite shot of the rodeo.)
Rough landing.
Going over backward?
How it's done.
Equine ballet.
Where  "team work" originated.
Stay tuned for the Wild horse race and the luminary lighting....
It is good to learn what to avoid by studying the misfortunes of others.
Publius Syrius

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Variety show and Stampede sneak peek!

Hi, kids!
Here's a short variety report for your viewing pleasure.
Don't forget:  This weekend is Arts in the Park at Fort Peck, Montana, Saturday the 28th starting at 10 on the hotel lawn. 
Day, breaking beautifully.
Munching Mulie Mamma.
For those of you new subscribers who are from Wolf Point, this shot is for you.  Think we all have our fond memories of the bridge, right?  :>)
Clouds cast cool glow on the Missouri.
Tiny twister.
Mother and child reunion.
Pair peer.
Trio trot.
Here's a sneak peek at the Wild Horse Stampede:
Pick up man, doing "Hi-Ho, Silver!"
If we all did the things we are capable of,
we would astound ourselves.
Thomas Edison

The Kolden Report: Arts in the country and More!

Hi, kids!
I am going to get caught up one of these days!  Until then, enjoy a look back  at Arts in the country (and more).  I'm already planning for next's well worth the drive just for the scenery and the offerings are diverse and fun. 
Brenda's Mamma and her nest.
Roadside beauty.
On the road to the Idland ranch.
I was greeted by a peacock!
All set up.
Happy shopper....  A big thank you goes out to those of you who took part!
Live music.  They were phenomenal!  They played every genre imaginable...
Line of booths at Arts in the Country.
My wild little buddy. 
This kitten hung out all day.
Momma cat napped nearby.
Backlit blue blossoms.
Antelope watches.
If we do not plant knowledge when young, it will give us no shade when we are old.
Lord Chesterfield