Marty’s photo of the day #2833: For most people, visiting the Amazon Rainforest during the rainy season is unthinkable. When I needed a very specific photo for my first book, “Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents,” Deb and I returned to the Amazon for a rainy season visit. In comparing our dry season […]
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Month: March 2019
Marty’s photo of the day #2831: This short excerpt from my second book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico, explains this shot, taken in Costa Rica: Twice we had seen white-faced capuchin monkeys pass by our cabin. Both times, however, the monkeys were high in the […]
Marty’s photo of the day #2831: I bet you’ve always wondered. Where do plungers come from? I solved that mystery when I found them growing in the rainforest of Costa Rica.
Marty’s photo of the day #2830: Here’s a little Tuesday morning muskrat love. (Photographed in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana)
Marty’s photo of the day #2829: Several years ago, on our anniversary, Deb and I watched this sunset on the Bay of Biscay in northern Spain. Then we went to dinner at a fancy restaurant, making sure we had a window table so we could enjoy the view of . . . a very dark […]
Bad Martyman! Bad Martyman! My wife, Deb, is out of town, teaching weaving classes in Oregon. Those who follow my posts know that when she is gone, Martyman and I must fend for ourselves—and that invariably means making some banana bread to stretch my otherwise uncreative cooking. Well, today I had two loaves ready to […]
Marty’s photo of the day #2828: Hanging out with the gentoo penguins on one of the many islands off Antarctica’s coast.
I’m not a one-issue voter, but I’m disappointed that Elizabeth Warren called for the breakup of Amazon, Google, and Facebook. It feels kind of desperate to me. These are not like the Bell telephone companies that once had literal monopolies. Instead, they are on-line corporations that had competition from the beginning and just grew wildly […]
Marty’s photo of the day #2826: Today we go scenic, with a shot from Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah.
Marty’s photo of the day #2825: This is a Canada lynx, in the snow, in my backyard. While I’m sure Canada lynx have passed through the woods behind my house from time to time, the one in this photo is Cub, a semi-wild lynx. Cub occasionally visits schools for educational purposes, and he was nice […]
Marty’s photo of the day #2824: Who knew that grizzly bears were terrified of bison? Deb and I watched this mother and her cubs climb down a mountainside and cross a wide field. Suddenly the mother stopped, stood tall, sniffed, and quickly led her cubs in another direction. Moments later, a huge bison came into […]
As a service to the American people, Martyman has volunteered to get inside Donald Trump’s head to have a look around. Let’s listen to his report: “Hmm. . . . It’s quite empty in here. No ethics, no empathy, no intelligence. And it smells like Russian prostitute pee. Wait, the dim light coming in through […]
Marty’s photo of the day #2822: Here’s another picture to help you through the winter—ground squirrels having a little fun on a summer morning, in Montana’s Bitterroot Valley.
Marty’s photo of the day #2821: After all the wintery pictures I posted last week, it’s time for something that says warmer weather. Here’s a young female hooded merganser that I photographed early on a summer morning, in Montana’s Bitterroot Valley.
I love living at the foot of the mountains in Montana . . . most of the time. Our house is in a wooded area, on a private dirt road, and the last third of a mile is up a steep hill. At the top is Deb’s and my house and three other houses. Consequently, […]
Marty’s photo of the day #2820: This morning I spotted a skinny dog on a country road, a few miles from my house. When I stopped the car, she came running up to me, shivering. Her tags identified her as “Roxanne” from Missoula, 45 miles away. I called the number on the tag and reached […]
Marty’s photo of the day #2819: I’m usually in my second floor red writing room by 5:00 each morning. I start my days working by candlelight, because the candles give the room such a special feel. Sometimes the sunrise hits the snow on Gash Peak just perfectly, and the mountain glows. This was the view […]