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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.

The Wild West

The Wild West

Marty’s photo of the day #3531: One of the cool things about living in Montana is that once you get off the beaten path, it’s fairly common to find old abandon buildings from when the state was still part of the “Wild West.” I don’t remember where I found this one. I think it was […]

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)

The Tree House

The Tree House

Marty’s photo of the day #3516: I can’t say that winter is my favorite season, but if we’re going to have winter—let’s have it! None of that 37 degrees and brown crap. Therefore I’m pleased that 13 degrees and a foot of snow have arrived to our home in Montana. I enjoyed an early morning […]

Follow me!

Follow me!

Marty’s photo of the day #3513: I photographed this killdeer last year in western Montana. The bird was busy, leading me away from her nest.

Osprey

Osprey

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

The old uncle owl-sitter

The old uncle owl-sitter

Marty’s photo of the day #3496: Here’s another photo from the Bitterroot Valley of Montana. This is a very large juvenile long-eared owl. The mother was out hunting, but fortunately an old uncle was nearby to babysit the youngster.

Mother badger and cub

Mother badger and cub

Marty’s photo of the day #3481: A mother badger with one of her cubs. Photographed in the beautiful Bitterroot Valley of Montana.

Great blue heron

Great blue heron

Marty’s photo of the day #3480: Great blue heron, photographed in the beautiful Bitterroot Valley of Montana.

Artsy red-winged blackbird

Artsy red-winged blackbird

Marty’s photo of the day #3465: Today we go artsy, with a red-winged blackbird, photographed in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana.

Bear grass

Bear grass

Marty’s photo of the day #3453: For those already looking forward to summer—here’s some bear grass, in the mountains of western Montana.

Montana: bad and good

Montana: bad and good

Marty’s photo of the day #3449: Montana may be a red state, with a backward population that elected a body-slammer for governor, voted for a crybaby narcissist for president, and aggravated the COVID-19 pandemic by believing in conspiracy theories, but when it comes to pure natural beauty the state is hard to beat. I took […]

Yellow-headed blackbird

Yellow-headed blackbird

Marty’s photo of the day #3448: This is a yellow-headed blackbird, photographed in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana.

Female hooded merganser

Female hooded merganser

Marty’s photo of the day #3438: This is a female hooded merganser, photographed in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana.

Hurry up Mom. We’re hungry!

Hurry up Mom. We’re hungry!

Marty’s photo of the day #3436: Juvenile badgers, waiting for mom to bring home breakfast. (Photographed in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana)

Stopped by a blizzard

Stopped by a blizzard

I just added an extra day to my “Don’t Get COVID-19 and Die Tour.” If you saw my post this morning, you know I was attempting to drive from Price, Utah to home in Victor, Montana today. My wife and some Facebook friends in Montana all warned me not to try it, because of the […]

Author unmasked

Author unmasked

Marty’s photo(s) of the day #3408: I took these two self-portraits in the green room last night, moments before going on stage at Eastern Arizona College. As mentioned in my previous “Don’t Get COVID-19 and Die Tour” posts, this was the only in-person show I planned on performing during the pandemic (I’m performing lots of […]

A field of mule’s ears

A field of mule’s ears

Marty’s photo of the day #3403: A field full of mule’s ears (Wyethia amplexicaulis), photographed in Montana.

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