Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The Kolden Report: The best is yet to come!

Hello, kids!

My wish for us, as we usher in the New Year, is  peace and love for all.  Nothing more, nothing less.  Happy 2015!

And now, more Montana Moments.  Enjoy!

Hope springs eternal.

Fog fantasy.

"What a wonderful world!"-Louis Armstrong

Sunny side sunrise.

Let there be light!

The hills are alive....



Can you see me now?

Slip sliding.

Bare bones.




Daylight wisps.

"For last year's words belong to last year's language and next year's words await another voice.    And to make an end is to make a beginning." -  Little Gidding, T.S.  Elliot


Thursday, December 25, 2014

The Kolden Report: God laughs in flowers.

Hello, kids!

Thank you for allowing me into your busy lives, homes and  hearts over the course of these past years.  It is both an honor and a blessing.  

I hope you find yourselves surrounded by those  you love, basking in the Christmas spirit. Like the Beatles said, "All you need is LOVE."   Merry Christmas!

Thanks go out to my friends Mary and Cathryn of Friesen's Floral for giving me free rein in their flower laden cooler.  Lucky me!

And for the rest of you, enjoy the "tools of their trade".

The color of happiness.

Carnations in crimson.

Show stoppers.

The  color of bliss.

Shoulder to shoulder.

One bloom, many layers.

Mellow yellow.

Lily light.

"God laughs in flowers." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Carnation magic.

Golden convergence.

Lavendar love.

Silken petals.  (A common thread in silky, satiny petals.  How lovely!)

"Hands" of time.

Breath of babes.


Petal power.

Magenta magnificence.

Petal power.


God laughs in flowers II.

Black and white.

Soft and silky (I was strangely drawn to the white rose.)


Faux fabularity.

Droplets of joy.

Crimson tinged.

Pretty in pink.

Pumpkin perfection.  (I want to stroke the waxy, silken petals and inhale deeply of their scent.)

Up next:  More Montana Moments.

"Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God's handwriting." - Ralph Waldo Emerson


Sunday, December 14, 2014

The Kolden Report: Montana Moments.

Hello, kids!

Welcome new subscribers. I'm happy to have you along for the ride.  Feel free to share the Kolden Report as you wish.  Comments and suggestions are always welcome!

A hearty "thank you" goes out to those of you who were able to attend the bazaar last weekend.  It was wonderful seeing old friends and making new.   Your unwavering support means much.   Call it MY early Christmas present!  Congratulations to those of you who were winners in this year's "Give Back" drawings as well.  It is SO MUCH FUN, to give prizes away!  One winner was in her 80's and told me she'd NEVER won ANYTHING before.  Nearly made me cry. 

I've come to love the seasons for what they bring anew.  Fog, frost, snow, muted light and soft shadows of winter are a respite from the harsh glare of summer.    Here is such a report.  Enjoy!

"Oh bury me not, on the lone prairie..." - Sons of the Pioneers (or Johnny Cash)  But don't you think it would be peaceful?  Looks that way to me, although I'm going in for a burning, not a burying, when my days are through.

Swirling skies over snow.

The neighbors.

Rise and shine.  (I so love the fog and what it does to light.)

While he could use a few more groceries, his coat is nice and thick.  If you see him wandering Wolf Point, throw him a bone.  He's a mellow fellow.

Love that moment when the sun crests the horizon. 

Ear notch.  (See the deer in the middle?  Part of the left ear is gone.  Bad shot, perhaps?  Fish and Game at work?)

Low lying clouds in the distance, through dissipating fog. 


Floating orb.

"No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another." - Charles Dickens