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Trump is worse than a venomous snake bite

Trump is worse than a venomous snake bite

Marty’s photo of the day #3416: For Halloween, I searched my photos to come up with something scary to post. I really don’t find any animals all that scary, but this cottonmouth I photographed in the Everglades was as close as I could get. In truth, right now the only thing that scares me is […]

Pitcher plant

Pitcher plant

Marty’s photo of the day #3415: Pitcher plant, photographed on the island of Borneo.

Enjoying some grass

Enjoying some grass

Marty’s photo of the day #3414: Bighorn sheep, enjoying some grass in Idaho.

Lemming

Lemming

Marty’s photo of the day #3413: Lemming, photographed in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

One more before moving on

One more before moving on

Marty’s photo of the day #3412: I don’t remember if I made this photo in northern Arizona or southern Utah, but it’s one final scenic shot from my “Don’t Get COVID-19 and Die Tour” before I move on to another subject.

The Don’t Get COVID-19 and Die Tour concludes with a near disaster

The Don’t Get COVID-19 and Die Tour concludes with a near disaster

Marty’s photo of the day #3411: Yesterday, I made it home from my six-day, “Don’t Get COVID-19 and Die Tour”—but barely. If you’ve been following my posts, you know that I drove a rental van for the tour, because in addition to performing Around the World in 90 Minutes at Eastern Arizona College, I also […]

On the road again!

On the road again!

Marty’s photo of the day #3410: Today is day #6 of my 2,600-mile “Don’t Get COVID-19 and Die Tour.” The snowstorm has passed, and now I’m going to attempt to make it the last 150 miles (from Dillon, MT to Victor, MT). Well, actually, that’s now 225 miles, because I checked the webcam at the […]

Stopped by a blizzard

Stopped by a blizzard

I just added an extra day to my “Don’t Get COVID-19 and Die Tour.” If you saw my post this morning, you know I was attempting to drive from Price, Utah to home in Victor, Montana today. My wife and some Facebook friends in Montana all warned me not to try it, because of the […]

Picnicking under windmills

Picnicking under windmills

Marty’s photo(s) of the day #3409: Today is day #5 of my 2,600-mile roundtrip “Don’t Get COVID-19 and Die Tour.” I hope to reach home tonight, but that all depends on the snowstorm. My rental van has typical rental car tires, and the back is loaded with my late mother’s belongings. An accident with all […]

Author unmasked

Author unmasked

Marty’s photo(s) of the day #3408: I took these two self-portraits in the green room last night, moments before going on stage at Eastern Arizona College. As mentioned in my previous “Don’t Get COVID-19 and Die Tour” posts, this was the only in-person show I planned on performing during the pandemic (I’m performing lots of […]

The Don’t Get Covid-19 and Die Tour continues

The Don’t Get Covid-19 and Die Tour continues

Marty’s photo of the day #3407: Today is day #3 of my 2,600-mile roundtrip “Don’t Get COVID-19 and Die Tour.” Yesterday was a relatively uneventful travel day from southern Utah to Sun City West, Arizona. Since I only had 8 hours of driving, I kept an eye out for some desert to explore, but didn’t […]

Don’t Get COVID-19 and Die Tour

Don’t Get COVID-19 and Die Tour

Marty’s photo of the day #3406: Today is day #2 of my 2,600-mile roundtrip “Don’t Get COVID-19 and Die Tour.” I’m driving from Montana to Arizona. While there I will pick up some items of my late mother’s that have been stuck in storage (in Sun City West), and then proceed to the southeastern part […]

Arctic Ocean

Arctic Ocean

Marty’s photo of the day #3405: Photographed while canoeing in the Arctic Ocean.

Fox On The Run

Fox On The Run

Marty’s photo of the day #3404: Fox On The Run, in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. (And now people of a certain age can be stuck on a certain song by Sweet all day long!)

A field of mule’s ears

A field of mule’s ears

Marty’s photo of the day #3403: A field full of mule’s ears (Wyethia amplexicaulis), photographed in Montana.

Pine white butterfly

Pine white butterfly

Marty’s photo of the day #3402: Pine white butterfly, photographed in western Montana.

Lace monitor

Lace monitor

Marty’s photo of the day #3401: This is a five-and-a-half foot-long lace monitor (mildly venomous). Photographed in Queensland, Australia.

The punk rocker of the rainforest

The punk rocker of the rainforest

Marty’s photo of the day #3400: The punk rocker of the rainforest—the Boyd’s forest dragon! (Photographed in Queensland, Australia)

Inside . . . somewhere

Inside . . . somewhere

Marty’s photo of the day #3399: This is either a photo from inside a cave near Chillagoe, Queensland, Australia, or it is a scan of Donald Trump’s brain. I’m not sure which.

Cloudless sulfur butterfly

Cloudless sulfur butterfly

Marty’s photo of the day #3398: This is a cloudless sulfur butterfly, photographed in the Everglades.

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