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How to eat banana bread like a Martyman

How to eat banana bread like a Martyman

For the next week, Deb is on a huge cruise ship, heading for Mexico, and I’m home alone. My wife, being the big weaver-lebrity she is, is one of the featured speakers/teachers on a “Weaving at Sea Cruise.” She invited me to come along, but being on a ship with two thousand other people just […]

Cactus wren nest

Cactus wren nest

Marty’s photo of the day #2710: Cactus wren nest, photographed in Mexico.

Turkey vulture

Turkey vulture

Marty’s photo of the day #2693: This turkey vulture was perched on a tall cactus, located on the Baja Peninsula of Mexico. Over approximately twenty minutes, I stealthily approached to get close enough for this shot.

The Three Amigos

The Three Amigos

Marty’s photo of the day #2660: The Three Amigos. (Royal terns, photographed along the Sea of Cortez, in Mexico)

Brown Pelicans

Brown Pelicans

Marty’s photo of the day #2659: Brown pelicans along he Sea of Cortez (Mexico).

Pacific loon

Pacific loon

Marty’s photo of the day #2588: This is a Pacific loon, photographed on a stream that was just about to dump into Mexico’s Sea of Cortez.

The landing

The landing

Marty’s photo of the day #2514: Birds in flight shots always fascinate me. Obviously, this gull’s mate was not nearly as impressed with the landing as I was. (Photographed in Mexico.)

The lone blue-footed booby

The lone blue-footed booby

Marty’s photo of the day #2499: I photographed this blue-footed booby on a tiny island in the Sea of Cortez. This was the only blue-footed booby I saw the entire time I was in Mexico. I would have been so pissed if she wasn’t in focus.

Sea lion in the sun

Sea lion in the sun

Marty’s photo of the day #2363: Aah! Another beautiful day on the Sea of Cortez, in Mexico. Just let me sleep.

Hang in there, Martyman!

Hang in there, Martyman!

Marty’s photo of the day #2356: I apologize to Martyman fans. I’m well-aware that he’s been missing from my posts for well over a month. I’ve been so busy putting the final touches on my new book, “Time Is Irreverent,” that I just haven’t had a spare moment to set up any shots. In fact, […]

Mexican sunset

Mexican sunset

Marty’s photo of the day #2313: It occurred to me this morning that I’ve shot photos in way too many areas that have been hit by natural disasters within the past month: Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, and Mexico. I’ve also shot a bunch of photos in Washington, DC, but I’d have to classify those as […]

The Cactus-climbing starfish

The Cactus-climbing starfish

Marty’s photo of the day #2142: The rare and endangered cactus-climbing starfish was, perhaps, my best find last year while hiking on Mexico’s Baja Peninsula. Very few people ever get the chance to see this unusual animal in the wild, as they’re quite shy. Also, as a photographer, I had to approach with caution. Spooking […]

Turkey Vulture

Turkey Vulture

Marty’s photo of the day #2141: Here’s a turkey vulture that I photographed while hiking in Mexico last year. If you look closely, you can see the sky through its nose.

Pussy Grabber in Chief: Week One

Pussy Grabber in Chief: Week One

Here’s a partial recap of Pussy Grabber in Chief Trump’s (hereinafter referred to as PGC) first week in office: 1) PGC gags the EPA and blesses the pipelines (because Republicans miss the days when rivers started on fire). 2) PGC protests an election he won and orders an investigation that all Americans will pay for. […]

Sea lion close up

Sea lion close up

Marty’s photo of the day #2077: I keep thinking that I’ve run out of presentable photos from my adventure last month in Mexico; then I find another one. Here’s a sea lion, hanging out on a prime rock, in the Sea of Cortez.

Awkward birding

Awkward birding

Marty’s photo of the day #2070: As mentioned previously, I photographed lots of birds in-flight last month in Mexico. I love the challenge of catching them as they dive or soar. They’re such graceful creatures. This black-crowned night-heron wasn’t one of them.

Beach Dogs

Beach Dogs

Marty’s photo of the day #2066: When I was on the Baja Peninsula in Mexico last month, my best friends were Chaco and Toby. Both dogs were rescued from bad situations as puppies and now enjoy good lives hanging out on the beach and at the eco-lodge we stayed at. Toby and I especially bonded. […]

Flight of the brown pelican

Flight of the brown pelican

Marty’s photo of the day #2065: Here’s another of my favorite in-flight photos from last month in Mexico. Unfortunately, at least from a photographer’s point of view, the brown pelicans were most active as soon as the sun dipped below the mountains. My camera was really fighting for light when I made this shot, so […]

Trump’s wall will protect Mexico’s beaches!

Trump’s wall will protect Mexico’s beaches!

Marty’s photo of the day #2063: It’s a good thing Donald Trump is building his wall. Should Americans ever learn about Mexico’s secret private beaches, like this one, hordes of people would soon flow over the border and ruin them. Hmmm . . . Perhaps the Mexican people are manipulating Donald Trump, just like Vladimir […]

Sea of Cortez

Sea of Cortez

Marty’s photo of the day #2062: While in Mexico, Deb and I—along with our new friends, beach dogs Chaco and Toby—went on one of our many hikes. This time we climbed to the top of a hill, littered with volcanic rocks. The footing was sometimes treacherous, but the view of the Sea of Cortez was […]

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