Marty’s photo of the day #4365: This is a northern shoveler, photographed yesterday in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana.
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Month: April 2023
The sandhill crane photobomb
Marty’s photo of the day #4364: This morning I woke up at 4:00 a.m., and when I couldn’t get back to sleep, I decided to make the most of my morning. I jumped into the shower, left a note for my wife, and drove twenty miles north to the Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge. There […]
The beginning of a great adventure
Marty’s photo of the day #4363: I shot this photo at the beginning of one of Deb’s and my biggest adventures. We were with the Iban tribe (a tribe once famous for headhunting), on the island of Borneo. On the far side of this lake is the AI River (AI means “water” in the Iban […]
The mystery dragonfly
Marty’s photo of the day #4362: Over the years, I’ve shot tens of thousands of photos. I remember most of them, but every once in a while a shot surprises me. I found this in a file named “College Tour Photos 2009.” I don’t remember where I photographed this dragonfly, but there is a field […]
Yak eye vs. musk ox eye
Marty’s photos of the day #4359- 4360: Yak eye vs. musk ox eye. Know the difference. (Hint: The yak has the Donald Trump hair.)
Marty’s photo of the day #4358: I photographed this young spectacled caiman in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru. If she survives into adulthood, she could reach eight-feet in length.
Kids having a blast
Marty’s photo of the day #4357: This is one of my favorite photos from my first trip to Peru. I was in Iquitos and went for a walk after a rainstorm. I spotted these children playing with a soccer ball in a flooded street―just having a blast. When I aimed my camera, the children spotted […]
Don’t shut the fuck up!
Marty’s photo of the day #4356: For the past sixteen years, Earth Day and the surrounding weeks have been the most popular time for presentations of my show, Around the World in 90 Minutes. Mostly I perform at colleges, but since colleges rarely book weekend shows, I try to fill weekends on the road with […]
Marty’s photo of the day #4355: I experienced a bit of anxiety flying home from Syracuse, NY yesterday. I had the afternoon flight, and just before getting on it United Airlines announced that they were going to have to route around a storm, which would extend the flight-time by more than an hour. To make […]
Squawking like parrot
Marty’s photo of the day #4354: My two-week-long speaking tour is over, and I’m flying from Syracuse, NY to Missoula, MT later today. It sure would be nice if each airplane flight were as exciting as my first airplane flight, as a child. Now all I hope for is that I don’t get stuck next […]
Greetings from Cortland, NY
Marty’s photo of the day #4353: Greetings from Cortland, New York! Tonight I perform the last show of my Northeastern United States Tour, at the State University of New York Cortland (SUNY Cortland). The last show of a tour always gives me mixed feelings: I’m sad that the tour will soon be over, but excited […]
Greetings from York, PA
Marty’s photo of the day #4352: Greetings from York, Pennsylvania! Last night I had a show at the University of Delaware, and then immediately drove to York, looking forward to a good night’s sleep. Oh, wait! The Minnesota Wild were playing their first play-off game. I couldn’t miss that! Those who follow hockey know what […]
One last time: Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ!
Marty’s photos of the day #4346-#4351: One last time: Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ! Yesterday afternoon, I drove back to Asbury Park, so I could see it in the daytime. The fog was starting to burn off, and with it being the off-season, the crowds had yet to arrive. Bruce Springsteen’s songs got me through […]
The Bruce Springsteen tour of houses
Greetings from Colts Neck, New Jersey! Today, I did a driving tour of Bruce Springsteen houses and then headed back to Asbury Park to walk the Boardwalk, looking for Sandy and Madame Marie. I’ll post on the latter tomorrow morning. Bruce Springsteen’s current house (actually a large ranch) is less than five minutes from where […]
Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ! (Again)
Marty’s photos of the day #4339-#4345: Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ! (Again) This time I found a proper sign inside The Stone Pony. If you missed yesterday’s post, my next college show is Monday, at the University of Delaware. With a day-and-a-half off between shows, I’m staying at a hotel in Colts Neck, New Jersey […]
Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ!
Marty’s photo of the day #4338: Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ! Okay, I’ve wanted to say that ever since I became a Bruce Springsteen fan back in high school. But I’m actually here. Earlier today, I performed Around the World in 90 Minutes a little north of here at the Trailside Nature & Science Center […]
Greetings from Parsippany, New Jersey
Marty’s photo of the day #4337: Greetings from Parsippany, New Jersey. This morning I had a five-hour drive from Saranac Lake, New York. My original plan was to take a detour through the Catskills to do a selfie in front of the “Steiner Mountain Resort” (Scott’s Family Resort in real life) for all The Marvelous […]
Greetings from Paul Smith’s College
Marty’s photo of the day #4336: Greetings from Paul Smith’s College in Paul Smiths, New York! (Yes, the college uses an apostrophe and the town doesn’t.) I performed Around the World in 90 Minutes at the college in 2008, which was my first full year of performing the show, so it was fun to come […]
The solar dryer
Marty’s photo of the day #4335: Good morning from New York. While on my current speaking tour, I have packed enough stage clothes and regular clothes that I won’t need to do laundry. But when Deb and I were at a remote rainforest lodge in Costa Rica, it was nice to be able to get […]