Sunday, December 18, 2016

The Kolden Report: Drive-about.

Hello, kids!

Many thanks to all who came out to the bazaar in Wolf Point.  It was such a pleasure to see you and your support means much.  Congratulations to the winners in my "Give Back" drawings, particularly the youngster who signed up unbeknownst to her Grandmother!

For those of you who are interested, I have a handful of calendars left.  They are $30 each, first come first served.  I can deliver locally or ship for an additional $7. 

And now, our annual fall drive about in celebration of our 19th year together.  Enjoy!

Disappearing act.  (Folks from here never tire of seeing their bridge.)

Shrouded.  (The river never ceases to amaze me.)

The country west of Kaycee, Wyoming is rich in history.  Jim had always wanted to tour it.  Why not? 

Miles from anywhere.

Red wall.


Hat Ranch.

Rattle snake.  (We coaxed it off the road)


Sage stare.

Weatherings, almost appear "petroglyphic".   

"All you need is love!"

Smoke rings.  (We suspect military maneuvers.  Showing off either way!)


Black tail.



"Speed goats".

More to come!

Operate from a place of love, kindness, compassion and understanding and you will change the world.   


Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The Kolden Report: It's THAT time of year again!

Hello, kids!

BUSY life in my camp.  But I can't complain!  I'm overjoyed to have my parents close by and I wouldn't trade this time with them for the world.  As such, much of my free time is spent with them but we manage to sneak out a bit now and then for a "fix" in Mother Nature.  More on that in a minute. 

Noteworthy, is the upcoming Optimist Bazaar on Saturday (YES, THIS Saturday) at the Wolf Point High School gym.  It's from 9-3 and lunch is available as well as Candy by the pound from the Optimists and a whole host of hand crafted and re-purposed goodies to name a few.

 I'm feverishly preparing new works and I have a treat for you Chevy fans.  I won't spoil the surprise'll have to come out and see!   I have a variety of print types and sizes as well as calendars and cards for gifting.   As a new way of giving back, I'm offering  25% off of all of last year's inventory.   Mom and Dad will be helping me as well as sister Cindy so stop by and say hello to us all.  Be sure to sign up for my many "Give Back" prizes!

And now, some glimpses of our lovely fall...

Have I told you that I NEVER tire of the view from my window?  (and of course you can see why, right?)

Water fascination.  (Yes, I have a thing for water.   Droplets, drips, torrents, streams, puddles, pools....I love it all.)

Imperfect perfection.  (And how cool is that matching polka dot bug?)

Ride 'em, cowboy!  (  I think these may be some type of false lady bug?)

I was quite fascinated by the comings and goings on the odd brown growth.

The bigger picture.

And then I saw it!  The central area of this odd growth was PACKED with bugs. 

Had I not stopped to investigate the odd brown growth, I'd never have seen the home for false lady bugs. 

A bit farther on down the sand bar, in the willows, this lovely fungi!

And his little friend.

The following were taken at Zahradka gardens, courtesy of Bill and Shelley Zahradka. 


Beauty is where you find it. 

Beacon of hope.

Whiter shade of pale.

Shadow self.


Who can identify this plant? 

Have you ever really looked at a water droplet?  Notice how they cling - appearing to defy gravity?


Home sweet home. 

Stay tuned, more to come!

"It's clearly a crisis of two things:  of consciousness and conditioning.   We have the technological power, the engineering skills to save our planet, to cure disease, to feed the hungry, to end war; But we lack the intellectual vision, the ability to change our minds.  We must decondition ourselves from 10,000 years of bad behavior. And it's not easy."  - Terrence McKenna



Sunday, October 9, 2016

The Kolden Report: Summer beauty.

Hello, kids!

Life is busy.  I almost welcome the slower pace of winter days to come.  And, I may still be posting summer when snow falls!  Enjoy...


Blossom beauty.

Chive cluster.

Company for dinner.

Nature's camouflage.  (The "eye" on the back of its head, designed to fool predators.)

Fuzzy wuzzy.

A closer look.



Sunrise.  (I NEVER tire of the view from my window!)

Grasses wave.

Sedum snack.

I was invited to wander through the gardens of a friend and the next series was taken there.  Thanks for sharing, Chris!


Poppy passion.

Shades of pink.


"I would rather have one flower from the garden of a friend....."



Blue and green.





Turn your face upward in joy!

Back at home....

UNREAL color palette. 

Storm skies brewing..


"And when I breathed, my breath was lightning." - Black Elk