Friday, April 26, 2013

The Kolden Report: Speed goats, song birds and the sun. April 26, 2013

Hello, kids!
I am dedicating this report to my long distance friends Jean and Jude, in thanks for their support. 
Days whirl into weeks in my world and even so, I MAKE time to immerse myself into what feels like an alternate universe - where time stands still and stress is non existent. 
As the night gives way to day, I watch  creatures head for bed and garner a bit of peace, knowing all is right with their world.

Loner, peeking at me through tall grass.  Leader and Shy Guy remain buds, traveling tandem while occasionally reaffirming their "peck order' and I wonder, are they twins?   I see them twice daily while Loner is more elusive .

Fence line sunrise. 

Embrace the day.

Pink....stripe?  How odd, yet lovely. 

Wary pair.  (Pronghorn antelope)

Terrific trio.

Why antelope became known as "Speed Goats".  (They can run 50-60 mph!)

Hairy neck...

Prancer.  (My favorite shot of the lot. Love  the backward glance, fluffy red neck and white rear).

On the "go".

Ooo, oooo, RED eyed girl.

Pair on a pond.

What a long BILL you have!
Pretty bird.

Synchronized diving.  (Always has to be a few who can't seem to get in synch....)

Meadowlark moment.

Looking left.

Songs of love.

Sky search.

My commute II.

BIG sky country. 

Tree-lined sunrise.

Goose and a gander.

Through the fence.  (Like them both, couldn't decide -so you get them both).

Mulie shapes.
Eenie, Meenie and Minie.


UP, UP and AWAY.
And then there were five.  (Every morning, I watch for this little herd....hoping for a few moments alone with them.)

GOOD morning!

Delicate.  (Another favorite capture)

Love this one too, maybe more than the first.  Somber tones punctuated by the sunlit feather, lovely!

Goodkind Gallery in Glasgow, sponsored an iron pour.   I would love to get involved if I have a chance!

Iron pour trappings.

Heating the crucible.

Safety is job #1.

Montana Memo.

Good night, moon.
Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.  - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sunday, April 14, 2013

The Kolden Report: Super Savers Special, April 14, 2013

Hi, kids!
Welcome to all of you new subscribers!  Enjoy the ride and feel free to share the Kolden Reports as you see fit. 
Deepest thanks go out to the fine folks in Glasgow,  particularly the Walleye's Unlimited folks who work like a well oiled machine.  Thanks also to everyone who stopped by the Valley Event Center to see my latest creations and visit a bit.  Your support is greatly appreciated, as is that of you folks who took home some of my art.   Congratulations to those of you who won prizes in my "Give Back" drawing as well.
Thank you to all of you for the support and encouragement you give me.  I would not have learned this much or come this far, without all of you.    I've said it before and I'll say it again, "You are the fuel in my tank!"
Finally, thank you to some super savers of fine rides, for inviting me to "play" in your treasure chest.  Although it was spitting rain the day I whipped in, I got some good ones!  It'd be hard not to, with subjects THAT photogenic.    Enjoy!

Lightning bolt bliss.  (Love the wet stainless or chrome....deepens the paint color too!)

Rusty bolts, bailing wire and luck.... ALL you need to keep an old Ford on the road!

Favorite FORD.  (Love the rain drops cascading down the side of the hood.)

Sleek.  (Reminds me of a greyhound running full on!)

Class act.

The "eyes" have it!

  Twin I Beam.  (Hm. Sounds like structural steel, not a Ford!)

Parts is parts!  (Don't even need the word "Ford" to know what THIS is.)

These next few are for YOU, Russell!

Excellent Emblem!  (But WHY did the put they hood latch/handle, right over the logo?)

LOVE those turn signals!

A closer look.

Before decals.

Pitting and paint.  (LOVE that color blue!)

Plain Jane.  (Peeling Jane?)



Paint is paint,.  (Love that patch on the lower right.  Wonder what happened?)

Midnight madness.  (LOVE all the colors and textures in this one...)
I was recently asked, "Where are the dodges?"  Truth is, you tell me! 
"Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky."  -Rabindrranath Tagore