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Monthly archives for January, 2021

So tiny!

So tiny!

Marty’s photo of the day #3491: A tiny green tree frog sits on a finger in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.

Gentoo penguin family

Gentoo penguin family

Marty’s photo of the day #3490: A gentoo penguin family on a foggy day, off the coast of Antarctica.

Playing with octopuses

Playing with octopuses

Marty’s photo of the day #3489: This is one of the two octopuses Deb and I played with while visiting the Sea of Cortez in Mexico. The story of our octopus adventure will appear in my sixth book, Hits, Heathens, and Hippos: Stories from an Agent, Activist, and Adventurer. That book is ready to go, […]

Evil Owl vs. Silly Owl

Evil Owl vs. Silly Owl

Marty’s photo of the day #3488: Evil vs. Silly. Here are the last two photos I’m going to post of the great gray owl that hung out at Deb’s and my house on Saturday. I made these photos near the end of that visit. The owl had moved to the arbor at the back corner […]

Owl adventure Pt 2

Owl adventure Pt 2

Marty’s photo of the day #3487: My writing room is on the second floor of our house, and it features two walls that are mostly windows. The view of the Bitterroot Mountains and the forest below is wonderful, especially at sunrise. Two years ago a great horned owl landed on a branch right outside one […]

Owl adventure Pt 1

Owl adventure Pt 1

Marty’s photo of the day #3486: My writing room is on the second floor of our house, and it features two walls that are mostly windows. The view of the Bitterroot Mountains and the forest below is wonderful, especially at sunrise. Two years ago a great horned owl landed on a branch right outside one […]

Don’t worry about division: impeach and convict!

Don’t worry about division: impeach and convict!

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham is pleading with the Democrats not to impeach Donald Trump again. His reasoning is that Trump made a helpful statement, he’s going to be a good boy for his final eleven days, and that an impeachment will further divide us. Why is it that Republicans can be racist, hateful, greedy, and […]

The evening alligator

The evening alligator

Marty’s photo of the day #3485: This was one of the last photos of the evening during my solo adventure in the Everglades. I love how the flash catches the alligator’s eye.

Florida kingsnake

Florida kingsnake

Marty’s photo of the day #3484: Several years ago, I was on a college speaking tour in New York. One of my weekend filler engagements was at the Tanglewood Nature Center in Elmira. After my show, I got to hold a whole bunch of animals, including this Florida kingsnake.

Climbing up the hill of ethics and civility

Climbing up the hill of ethics and civility

Just thirteen more days left until Trump and his cult are forced to seek shelter under the rocks from whence they came. While I appreciate that Mitch McConnell and other Republicans came to their senses yesterday, that doesn’t change the fact that up until that moment they goose stepped side-by-side with the worst, most evil […]

American crocodile

American crocodile

Marty’s photo of the day #3483: It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything from Belize, so here’s an American crocodile. I made this photograph at night, while on one of the Turnaffe islands. The flash gave the photo kind of an unrealistic, artsy feel.

Something blue for today

Something blue for today

Marty’s photo of the day #3482: My only criteria for choosing a photo today was to find something blue—something to freeze out Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell, and the rest of the red villains. Photographed somewhere along the way to Antarctica.

Fur seals

Fur seals

Marty’s photo of the day #3481: There are Antarctic fur seals, on a foggy island off the coast of Antarctica. At one time, sealers had killed so many Antarctic fur seals that the species was on the brink of extinction. Fortunately, the seals were given international protection and they have made an impressive recovery.

Mother badger and cub

Mother badger and cub

Marty’s photo of the day #3481: A mother badger with one of her cubs. Photographed in the beautiful Bitterroot Valley of Montana.

Great blue heron

Great blue heron

Marty’s photo of the day #3480: Great blue heron, photographed in the beautiful Bitterroot Valley of Montana.

January 6th: the day the GOP attempts to turn America into a theocracy

January 6th: the day the GOP attempts to turn America into a theocracy

The Electoral College certification process is going to make January 6th a wild day. Cosplay right-wingers will descend on Washington like flies descend on Mike Pence’s head. And inside the United States Capitol, at the joint session of Congress, roughly 140 Republicans will attempt to toss aside the presidential election and turn America in to […]

Pregnant cactus

Pregnant cactus

Marty’s photo of the day #3479: I’m posting today’s photo as a public service for all of you out there who have always wanted to know what a pregnant cardon cactus looks like. You’re welcome! (Photographed in Mexico)

Sea lions don’t socially distance!

Sea lions don’t socially distance!

Marty’s photo of the day #3478: Someday, late this year, we won’t have to socially distance either. (Sea lions, photographed in the Sea of Cortez, Mexico)

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