Monday, September 30, 2013

Dead Wood

Dead Wood - watercolor

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Palette Knife Mountains

Palette Knife Mountains - watercolor

Friday, September 27, 2013

I'm Retiring

I'm retiring for the second time.  This time I'm going to make it stick.  I truly enjoyed both of my careers but now I am ready for a life of writing and painting, wife and grandchildren (and their parents, of course).  I was the sole occupant of the building and spacious office but it was a busy place.  I'll miss it.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The Hat

This hat is the Calgary Stampede by Smithbuilt Hats.
It is at the higher end of quality and
fairly expensive.

Recently I purchased one similar to this,
in 7x beaver, Smithbuilt, Calgary Stampede, at
a yard sale.  The hat belonged to a co-worker who
passed away from cancer last October.
I remodeled the hat and added the hat cord
and US brass emblem.

Sunday, September 22, 2013


Bringing the 100 acre wood to Tigger
eleven trees at a time.

Friday, September 20, 2013


Trees - watercolor

On the prairie six trees are a forest and five trees a shelter belt.

The Ponderosa's Moon

This Ponderosa Pine was grasping the moon, reluctant,
I suppose, to let the moon journey into the dawn.


Sunday, September 15, 2013

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Tuesday, September 10, 2013


Montana Agriculture College SATC (Student Army Training Corps) Cadets
with their Model 1873 Trapdoor 45/70 Springfields.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Friday, September 6, 2013

Sunday, September 1, 2013