Marty’s photo of the day #2491: I bet you didn’t know that pileated woodpeckers supplement their diet by eating berries. (Photographed in Montana)
Marty’s photo of the day #2490: Greetings from Grand Rapids, Michigan! I have been up since 2:15 a.m., driving to the airport and flying from Montana. Because of the goofy flight schedule, I’m actually here a day early. Tomorrow night, at 9:00 p.m., I present “Around the World in 90 Minutes” at Grand Valley State […]
Here’s how I know Planet Earth is totally screwed: I live in the mountains, in the Bitterroot Valley. No matter what the temperature, I go on a half-hour bike ride each morning down the hill to my mailbox to get the newspaper. I do this both for exercise (the ride back up is strenuous) and […]
Marty’s photo of the day #2489: “Shhhhh! I’m in my front yard, sneaking up on a moose. . . . . I’m quieter than a wolf on a hunt. She doesn’t have a clue that I’m here. Um . . . I take that back!”
Marty’s photo of the day #2488: It’s time to get artsy again! We’ve all seen red-winged blackbirds photographed from the front or from the side, but my favorite shots are those taken from unconventional angles. (Photographed in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana)
Marty’s photo of the day #2487: Your age will determine your reaction to this photo: If you are under 50: “Oh, look! It’s a cute muskrat!” If you are over 50: “Oh, shit! Now I’m going to be stuck on ‘Muskrat Love’ for the rest of the day!”
Marty’s photo of the day #2486: Looking forward to the return of the hummingbirds!
Marty’s photo of the day #2485: Little did the tortoise know: the hare had passed the finish line hours ago. (Gopher tortoise, photographed in Florida)
Marty’s photo of the day #2484: Here’s a photo taken near where I live in Montana: a juvenile badger.
Marty’s photo of the day #2483: Here’s a photo taken near where I live in Montana: Columbian ground squirrels.
Marty’s photo of the day #2482: Here’s a great blue heron that I photographed in the Everglades.
A news story in this morning’s paper reports that the Trump Administration has pledged financial support to states to start arming and training teachers. Aside from the plan being insane, I object to paying for the guns and training with my tax dollars. Republicans managed to write into law a provision that made sure that […]
Marty’s photo of the day #2481: Here’s a leaf-mimic lizard, photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.
Yesterday Führer Trump aroused his followers by endorsing the death penalty for drug dealers. He suggested that the penalty was appropriate because people die incidentally as a result of the drugs the dealers sell. Okay, but if we’re going to punish people with the death penalty for incidental deaths, we must be consistent and punish […]
Marty’s photo of the day #2480: “So let me get this straight. . . . Evangelical Christian leaders screamed about immorality and impeachment when Bill Clinton had an affair, yet when Donald Trump has multiple affairs with porn stars and brags about sexually assaulting others they give him a mulligan? Hypocrisy isn’t a strong enough […]
Marty’s photo of the day #2479: I took this photo in the Yukon Territory of Canada. If you look closely, you can see the village of Faro among the clouds.
Marty’s photo of the day #2478: Going through my photos this morning, nothing spoke to me, so I’m dipping into my collection of Jesus Christ lizard photos. These lizards can’t speak, but they can run on top of the water. (Photographed in Costa Rica)
Marty’s photo of the day #2477: “Mueller is coming! Mueller is coming! And so is Stormy Daniels! . . . Okay, perhaps I should rephrase that.”
Marty’s photo of the day #2476: Sometimes I come across photographs on my hard drive that I don’t remember taking. This is one of those photos. Judging by the pictures on either side, I know that I took it while on a speaking tour, in Maine, during 2011.