Marty’s photo of the day #1717: This week’s theme is Amazon Rainforest Frogs (then we’ll get back to warm and cuddly animals from other parts of the world, I promise). Coming up with a different nature picture every day is difficult, but I found some cool, un-posted, frog shots while perusing the photo files from […]
Monthly archives for February, 2016
Marty’s photo of the day #1716: This week’s theme is Amazon Rainforest Frogs (then we’ll get back to warm and cuddly animals from other parts of the world, I promise). Coming up with a different nature picture every day is difficult, but I found some cool, un-posted, frog shots while perusing the photo files from […]
Marty’s photo of the day #1714: I hadn’t started this week out with a theme in mind, but I rediscovered a bunch of cool macro shots from my second trip to the Amazon Rainforest. Here’s a photography secret: sometimes the correct crop makes all the difference. This lizard from the Amazon Rainforest has been sitting […]
That Donald Trump thanked “the poorly educated” for his victory in Nevada really has me wondering if the Trump Campaign is part of some grand psychological experiment. Fox News has made a fortune over the years by spewing continual bullshit—but doing it with conviction. Now, week after week, Trump comes up with something more outrageous […]
Yesterday, I recorded two interviews with famed travel author Rick Steves, The interviews will run this spring and summer on the Travel with Rick Steves Radio Show, which airs on roughly 400 radio stations from coast to coast. I knew Rick Steves was popular, but it was amazing walking into the Rick Steves’ Europe Building […]
Here’s my upcoming speaking schedule. I’ve added several more appearances since the last time I posted this, including Winston-Salem, NC, Albany, NY, Ithaca, NY, Missoula, MT, Skokie, IL, and Spokane, WA. More coming soon! 2/23/16, Pierce College Puyallup, Puyallup, WA 2/24/16, Kepler’s Books, Menlo Park, CA (San Francisco) 2/25/16, Santa Rosa Jr. College (SRJC), Petaluma, […]
Marty’s photo of the day #1709: Today I have a photo from my second trip to the Amazon Rainforest. As I prepared this photo for posting, I enlarged the walking stick’s head to screen size. This is such a bizarre-looking creature—another one of those insects that could be straight out of a science fiction movie.
Marty’s photo of the day #1708: In my new book, Endangered Edens, I have a funny story about “Larry,” an alligator I met while exploring the Everglades. He was blocking a remote dirt road, enjoying the morning sun, so I sat near him and enjoyed the morning with him. Eventually a truck full of park […]
Marty’s photo of the day #1707: Moose populations are dropping. Quite possibly because of global warming. They seem to do well around our house however (who wouldn’t want to hang out at such a cool place?), as every year we have several visitors. This is a moose from last year. Note the circular tuft above […]
Marty’s photo of the day #1706: I haven’t posted a scenic shot in a long time. This is the Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge, located thirty minutes from my home. Western right-wing groups would like to have public lands removed from U.S. Government control. I’d hate to think of what would happen to this beautiful […]
Marty’s photo of the day #1705: I photographed this gopher tortoise last year, while I was in Florida on a college speaking tour. I managed to fit in a hike between shows; get totally lost; and find several of these tortoises. While tortoises are generally slow moving, they can really book-it when necessary.
I find it appalling that Republican leaders have yet again put party before country—this time by threatening to refuse to confirm an Obama-appointed Supreme Court Justice to replace Antonin Scalia. These un-American plebeians would like to shut down an entire branch of government for at least a year—all so they have a chance at appointing […]