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Female red-winged blackbird

Female red-winged blackbird

Marty’s photo of the day #2855: This is a female red-winged blackbird. Photographed in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana.

Great blue heron

Great blue heron

Marty’s photo of the day #2850: Great blue heron, photographed in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana.

Saturday morning cuteness

Saturday morning cuteness

Marty’s photo of the day #2840: Here’s a little Saturday morning cuteness for you. (Mallard ducks, photographed in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana)

Muskrat love

Muskrat love

Marty’s photo of the day #2830: Here’s a little Tuesday morning muskrat love. (Photographed in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana)

Ground squirrel games

Ground squirrel games

Marty’s photo of the day #2822: Here’s another picture to help you through the winter—ground squirrels having a little fun on a summer morning, in Montana’s Bitterroot Valley.

A summer photo for winter

A summer photo for winter

Marty’s photo of the day #2821: After all the wintery pictures I posted last week, it’s time for something that says warmer weather. Here’s a young female hooded merganser that I photographed early on a summer morning, in Montana’s Bitterroot Valley.

The Montana did-out party

The Montana did-out party

I love living at the foot of the mountains in Montana . . . most of the time. Our house is in a wooded area, on a private dirt road, and the last third of a mile is up a steep hill. At the top is Deb’s and my house and three other houses. Consequently, […]

Gadwall ducks

Gadwall ducks

Marty’s photo of the day #2817: Gadwall ducks, photographed in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana.

Great Blue heron

Great Blue heron

Marty’s photo of the day #2804: Great blue heron, photographed in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana.

Ring-Necked Duck

Ring-Necked Duck

Hooded merganser

Hooded merganser

Marty’s photo of the day #2656: Hooded merganser (female), photographed in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana.  

Badger mother and baby

Badger mother and baby

Marty’s photo of the day #2642: A mother badger shares a moment with one of her babies. (Photographed in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana)

Hooded Merganser

Hooded Merganser

Marty’s photo of the day #2586: This is a hooded merganser, photographed in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana.

Baby badger action

Baby badger action

Marty’s photo of the day #2536: Can you handle a little baby badger action this morning? (Photographed in the Bitterroot Valley, Montana)

How I know Planet Earth is totally screwed

How I know Planet Earth is totally screwed

Here’s how I know Planet Earth is totally screwed: I live in the mountains, in the Bitterroot Valley. No matter what the temperature, I go on a half-hour bike ride each morning down the hill to my mailbox to get the newspaper. I do this both for exercise (the ride back up is strenuous) and […]

In honor of the ass-kicking. . . .

In honor of the ass-kicking. . . .

Marty’s photo of the day #2360: Last night’s election provided the best political news in, well . . . more that a year. So in honor of the Republicans getting their ass kicked last night, I went in search of a happy political photo on my hard drive. This photo, from 2006, shows me with […]

They want to shoot you!

They want to shoot you!

Sometimes I forget that being the most outspoken liberal in the ultra-conservative Bitterroot Valley of Montana puts me on the Republican’s Most Hated List. For years I have been getting into the face of conservatives via my guest columns in the Missoulian, Ravalli Republic, and Bitterroot Star newspapers. This has generated some hate mail and […]

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