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Mother’s Day Moose

Mother’s Day Moose

Marty’s photo of the day #3974: Happy Mother’s Day! (Photographed on the Essen Wildlife Refuge, in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana)

Hooded merganser

Hooded merganser

Marty’s photo of the day #3958: Hooded merganser, Photographed in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana.

Badger side-eye

Badger side-eye

Marty’s photo of the day #3957: A little Tuesday morning badger side-eye for you. (Photographed in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana)

Muskrat

Muskrat

Marty’s photo of the day #3917: Muskrat, photographed in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana.

Steller’s Jay

Steller’s Jay

Marty’s photo of the day #3916: Steller’s jay, photographed in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana.

Badger

Badger

Marty’s photo of the day #3909: Badger, photographed in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana.

Red-winged blackbird

Red-winged blackbird

Marty’s photo of the day #3891: Red-winged blackbird, photographed in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana.

Winter has no decency

Winter has no decency

Marty’s photo of the day #3877: I am a fan of winter, but only if winter has the decency to drop below freezing and stay there. This winter (in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana) is my least favorite winter in twenty-five years. We get snow—Yay, skiing!—and then it gets warm enough to start melting the […]

Ground squirrels at play

Ground squirrels at play

Marty’s photo of the day #3863: Ground squirrels at play in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana.

A pair of badgers

A pair of badgers

Marty’s photo of the day #3806: Badgers, photographed in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana.

Nellie at Sunset #2

Nellie at Sunset #2

Marty’s photo of the day #3789: A little over a week ago, I posted a photo of Nellie playing in the water at sunset. At the time, I had two photos to choose from. Today, I am posting the photo I hadn’t selected for the original post. I’m also reposting the story below: We adopted […]

Splashing in the sunset

Splashing in the sunset

Marty’s photo of the day #3780: We adopted Nellie from an animal shelter a little over a year ago. At the time she was about nine months old. Since Deb and I live in the mountains of the Bitterroot Valley, there aren’t any lakes nearby. So last month when Nellie joined us on the trip […]

Where’s the water?

Where’s the water?

Marty’s photo of the day #3779: This is Lake Bowdoin in northeastern Montana, near the town of Malta. When Deb and I traveled to the American Prairie Reserve, we took the long way and drove north out of the Bitterroot Valley, stopped in Kalispell, where I performed a show at Flathead Valley Community College, and […]

Monday morning saw-whet owl

Monday morning saw-whet owl

Marty’s photo of the day #3769: To start your Monday off with a bit of cuteness, here’s another photo of the juvenile saw-whet owl that paid me a visit earlier this year. (Photographed in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana)

Moss party

Moss party

Marty’s photo of the day #3633: I live in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana. Protected on either side by mountains, the valley is in the state’s banana belt. Having lived in the same house since 1996, I’m quite aware of how the area has been affected by climate change. It seems that every year I […]

Red-winged blackbird

Red-winged blackbird

Marty’s photo of the day #3597: Red-winged blackbird, photographed in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana.

Ground squirrels

Ground squirrels

Marty’s photo of the day #3586: Ground squirrels, photographed in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana.

Osprey in flight

Osprey in flight

Marty’s photo of the day #3537: Osprey, photographed in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana.

Spring geese

Spring geese

Marty’s photo of the day #3520: Here’s a photo for anyone eager for spring. (Canada geese, photographed in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana)

Osprey

Osprey

Marty’s photo of the day #3501: Osprey, photographed in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana.

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