Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The Flathead River

A calm day on the Flathead River.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Rocky Mountain Front VII and VIII

Rocky Mountain Front, VII and VIII - watercolor

Thursday, April 25, 2013


Watercolor painting is a matter of suggestion through
the use of color and line  Brush strokes not so much; however
I'm still looking for that stroke of genius.


I tried painting flowers with watercolor
on glossy photo paper and ended up with
what appears to be broccoli.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Monday, April 22, 2013

The Home Place

The Home Place - watercolor
The old home place has been empty for 70 years,
save for Country Mouse and family.


Saturday, April 20, 2013

Listen My Children

Listen my children and you shall hear........

Hey Kids, what time is it?

Hey kids, what time is it?  Gramma Denise waiting 
the half hour before Howdy Doody Time.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Prairie Flowers

Weeds or flowers - it's just a matter of opinion.
Prairie Flowers - watercolor

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Back Yard Circus

The back yard circus featuring Denise the beautiful trick rider on
her faithful horse Mary, and Terry the daring young man on
the flying (trapeze) clothes line.

The Mission Mountain Range

The Mission Mountains near Ronan, Montana.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013


Many years ago, when I was in high school a school mate had written a poem he called "The Valkyrie".  At the time I didn't know the meaning of the word "Valkyrie" but the sound of the word was impressive, and his poem really had nothing to do with the real meaning of the word.  It was the pre-hippy days when teens were coming to their own and expressing their hormone driven feelings in many different ways.  Anyway the word stuck in my mind and I never bothered to educate myself to its real meaning.  Many, many years later I decided to try my hand (or pen) at writing verse.  I remembered the poem my school mate had written in the early sixties and researched its meaning and wrote my own poem employing the word Valkyrie.  The poem I penned is "Daughters of Oden".  I am still not sure if the poem is historically accurate.  I have yet to hear from a Norseman as to its accuracy.


Daughters of Oden, Valkyrie
Cause of the heroes slain
Valhalla’s open gates to see
Forever Norsemen reign

Oden’s warriors einherjar
Valkyrie serve them drink
Skuld carried from battle far
Across the foamy brink

To every battle the Valkyrie
Until final Ragnorok begins
Oden’s norn cross the sea
Blown by the Northern wind

Norse heroes of Oden die
Valkyrie choose the slain
Sail Norsemen to endless sky
Drink mead to ease the pain

Redwater Post Office

The Redwater Post Office, McCone County,
Montana, July, 1918.

Springtime on the Prairie

Springtime on the Montana Prairie - watercolors

Monday, April 15, 2013

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Green Fruit Bowl

Green fruit bowl.  It may have started out as a
punch bowl but it's a fruit bowl now.