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