Saturday, May 18, 2013

The Kolden Report: Sharptails, skulls and skies, Fort Peck Camping Finale, May 18, 2013

Hello, kids!

Dear Wirth Family:  I LOVE your mailbox.  Want to make ME one? 

Sharp tail stealth.


The "big open".

Prairie skull.

Bad glass.

Right night.
The sky is the daily bread of the eyes. - Ralph Waldo Emerson


Thursday, May 16, 2013

The Kolden Report: : Boats; birds and beavers; Fort Peck Camping; May 16; 2012

Hello, kids!
In my last report, I had the 1942 shot listed as 61 years.  I need more sleep! 

Lake shore mussel.

Coyote tracks.

Bug creek bank.

Give a hoot, don't pollute.


Boating bliss.

Nothing like having the lake to yourself!


Ending day.

Evening flight.

BIG moon lake.

Sunrise sky.

Ft Peck Canadians.

Gull gaze.

When I looked at this image, I thought it looked artificial!  But it's not.

You  know where you are when you are here.

I was overjoyed to see my first crocus!  (AKA pasque flower).
  It TRULY meant spring was here.

I spent some time admiring the tender blossoms, in various stages of open, in the soft, warm sun of spring.

Wildflowers are good for the soul.

I was shocked when I looked at these trees, each cut off evenly.  Apparently the water level had been thus and busy beavers had pared them all down at exactly the same elevation.  Wild!

It appeared as if a manicurist had been at work!

Quite a sight!

Coil collection.  (A dock?)

What was this? 

Shadow shapes intrigued me.

Once upon a set line.

Rock creek.
Stay tuned, more to come!
“Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.”–Aristotle

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The Kolden Report: Along the Lake, Fort Peck Camping, May 15, 2013

Hello, kids!
After all the excitement of fish spawning, lunch by the lake was in order.


Crimson sprout.

Hello, SPRING!

Good road.

61 years ago....


The "eyes" have it.

Spring, springing.

Folks, PLEASE pack it out.  Litter such as this remains nearly forever on the prairie. 

Lofty ideas.

Remnant.  ( I really, really love this one.)

Prairie wetland.

Elephant hide badlands.  (I am so enamored!)

The BIG rough.

Hills and valleys.  (I couldn't decide which I loved more so included them both.)

High and dry.

Robin rest.

Places to perch.

Feather sands.

Peace on the prairie.

Full Circle.

Fort Peck view.

Evening wave.
Coming up next:  Shoreline surprise!
Spread love everywhere you go.  Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.  - Mother Teresa