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Desert in bloom

Desert in bloom

Marty’s photo of the day #2547: Five years ago, I was on a speaking tour that took me to the Arizona-California border. During an off-day between gigs, I explored the Mojave National Preserve. The desert was in bloom—a stunning sight! This is a yucca plant.

After hundreds of shows, the most memorable are . . .

After hundreds of shows, the most memorable are  . . .

Marty’s photo of the day #2546: I’m posting late today because, oh joy, I’ve been on airplanes since early this morning, flying from Philadelphia to Missoula. Yesterday’s show at Rowan College at Gloucester County was my last for this school year. Next year will be my twelfth of speaking at colleges. When you’ve performed hundreds […]

Pronghorns

Pronghorns

Marty’s photo of the day #2453: I think pronghorns are such beautiful animals. I photographed these two in Arizona, but they wouldn’t look out of place in the African bush.

Cactus flower

Cactus flower

Marty’s photo of the day #2354: I photographed this cactus flower in 2013, when I was on a college speaking tour in Arizona. I had completely forgotten about it, until now.

Desert tortoise

Desert tortoise

Marty’s photo of the day #1958: I found this desert tortoise three years ago, while exploring the Mojave National Preserve (on the California-Arizona border). Desert tortoises are listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. This one is full grown and will likely live to be 50 to 80 years old. His lips (technically a […]

Gorgeous cactus

Gorgeous cactus

Marty’s photo of the day #1957: I photographed this cactus a few years ago, while exploring a desert along the Arizona-California border.

Red Rocks and Snow

Red Rocks and Snow

Marty’s photo of the day #1662: A few years ago, one of my college speaking tours took me through Arizona. Snow was the last thing I expected driving toward Sedona, but the flurries added a nice accent to the red rocks in the background.

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