Saturday, June 1, 2013

The Kolden Report: Birds, blooms and art by Johnny B.! June 1, 2013

Hello, kids!
 
Happy birthday to my Aunt June today.  I love you! 
 
Today I want to thank  those of you who have served our country, both here and gone.  Without you,  there are many around the world who would not enjoy the freedoms they have today.  I'm sorry for the things you have seen and even sorrier for the things you have had to do, all in the name of service.  Rest assured that your efforts will NEVER be forgotten and are appreciated the world over, by people who may never express it to you.  Today, I am THEIR voice, giving thanks to you and your family. 
 
And now, the report!
 

 
Birds have tongues.
 

 
Three in a tree.
 

 
King of the hill!
 

 
Show off...
 

 
Strut your stuff...
 
 

 
Geodesic dome.
 

 
Sunburst rivets.
 

 
IH (or intersmashable as we've always called them!)
 


 
For you Dodge lovers...
 

 
Ever seen a "Diamond T" before?
 

 
Pretty classy outfit.
 
 
Sometimes, "the good old days", means much!  (Unlike outhouses at 40 below zero and packing water from the creek after you chop a hole in the ice.)
 

 
Shapely.
 

 
Another good year.
 

 
Sunup.
 

 
Another talented homegrown artist, John Bruguier.  I can remember being stunned when I looked at his art back in junior high....
 

 
Look at his art NOW!  (I spotted his art at Western Bank in Wolf Point, MT.  Wolf Point has "grown" many artists...)
 

 
What a great opportunity to invest in a piece of local historic art!  John, if I win the lotto, THIS one is MINE!
 

 
Sundown.
 

 
WELCOME, spring!
 

 
When you look closely, you see tinges of yellow.
 

 
Red, red wine...
 

 
Yella fella.
 

 
Purple passion.
 

 
Feather flight.
 

 
Nervous..
 

 
Work of art.  Artist?  Mother nature...
 

 

Hangin' out.    (Kudos to these boys for using their time and energy so wisely!)   
 
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Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.  - Buddha
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