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The mooses of summer

The mooses of summer

Marty’s photo of the day #2561: Yay! The first moose of the year is here. When I first saw the land we bought surrounding where we would eventually build our house, I didn’t think “moose territory,” because even though it has surface water, it’s not swampy. Nevertheless, just about every year, since 1996, we’ve had […]

Follow the eye

Follow the eye

Marty’s photo of the day #2512: I love the feeling this photo projects. Mr. Moose can’t pass up stripping the branch of its tasty new growth, yet he can’t take his eye off of me either. And you can tell by the aim of his eye just how much he towers over me. (Photographed in […]

Quieter than a wolf on a hunt

Quieter than a wolf on a hunt

Marty’s photo of the day #2489: “Shhhhh! I’m in my front yard, sneaking up on a moose. . . . . I’m quieter than a wolf on a hunt. She doesn’t have a clue that I’m here. Um . . . I take that back!”

Hanging out with moose

Hanging out with moose

Marty’s photo of the day #2469: This photo is from a few years ago. Every year, moose hang out on the property we own around our house. I’m looking forward to seeing them again this spring.

It’s okay to talk politics on Thanksgiving Day

It’s okay to talk politics on Thanksgiving Day

Marty’s photo of the day #2375: I had this great caption in mind for a turkey photo I had taken several years ago. Of course, with all the photos on my hard drive, finding a specific photo isn’t always easy. Then I came across this moose photo I took several years ago. I’m thankful for […]

Our 25-acre refuge from gunfire

Our 25-acre refuge from gunfire

Marty’s photo of the day #2311: Deb and I keep the 25 acres we own around our house as natural as possible. Our goal is to give the animals a safe spot they can come to—especially during the fall hunting season, when we are surrounded by gunfire. Each year the wildlife we see changes. One […]

If this is a repeat, it’s not my fault

If this is a repeat, it’s not my fault

Marty’s photo of the day #2189: I try to never repeat my photos of the day, but I’m sure I screw up every once in a while. I photographed this moose in our front yard several years ago. If it’s a repeat, I’m sorry. It’s not my fault. It’s the liberal media’s fault—because Donald Trump […]

Moose

Moose

Moose bush trimmer

Moose bush trimmer

Marty’s photo of the day #2130: Here’s an old favorite of a moose trimming the not-yet-budded bushes in front of our house. Later, when the bushes filled out, the moose would come back for some touch-up work.

Fawning over fawns, part 2

Fawning over fawns, part 2

Marty’s photo of the day #1873: Two days ago, I checked the motion-sensing camera in our backyard. I have definitely found the best spot to photograph fawns and turkeys, but I would rather get the elk, moose, coyotes, bear, fox, mountain lion, and pine martins that roam our property. This time I captured two really […]

Fawning over fawns

Fawning over fawns

Marty’s photo of the day #1872: Yesterday, I checked the motion-sensing camera in our backyard. I have definitely found the best spot to photograph fawns and turkeys, but I would rather get the elk, moose, coyotes, bear, fox, mountain lion, and pine martins that roam our property. This time I captured two exceptional fawn photos […]

Moose, Mooses, Meese

Moose, Mooses, Meese

Marty’s photo of the day #1797: Why isn’t “meese” plural for “moose”? It’s not as if meese is already used up as a word with a different meaning. And besides, a word like meese would be really handy in Scrabble, when you get stuck with a bunch of E’s. “Mooses” isn’t a word either. The […]

Moose Itch

Moose Itch

Marty’s photo of the day #1743: Between today and the end of March, I’m going to feature photographs I’ve shot in Montana. Then, beginning on April 1, I will have a new theme that will take us through the entire month. I bet you’ve always wondered what a moose looks like when she has to […]

Where the moose hang out

Where the moose hang out

Marty’s photo of the day #1707: Moose populations are dropping. Quite possibly because of global warming. They seem to do well around our house however (who wouldn’t want to hang out at such a cool place?), as every year we have several visitors. This is a moose from last year. Note the circular tuft above […]

Killing exotic animals doesn’t make you a man.

Killing exotic animals doesn’t make you a man.

Marty’s photo of the day #1511: Here’s a photo from my trophy room. My trophy room also has elephants, hippos, moose, zebras, deadly snakes, crocodiles, monkeys, and other exotic animals. Unlike members of the Safari Club (and certain dentists), I’m a sexually secure person, who doesn’t need to kill my trophies to get an erection […]

Mother and baby Moose

Mother and baby Moose

Marty’s photo of the day #1490: One of the advantages of living where I live is that you never know who is going to walk through your front yard. This mother and baby moose visited a few years back.

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