Marty’s photo of the day #4010: All the rain this year has made for spectacular waves of wildflowers at the Essen Wildlife Refuge, surrounding Deb’s and my house. A few weeks ago, the white flowers of the serviceberry bushes were everywhere; then they were replaced by the yellow flowers of arrowleaf balsamroots; now they are […]
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Marty’s photo of the day #3988: Peacocks are not native to Montana, but they sure do well here. For fifteen or more years, Deb and I have enjoyed catching glimpses of the elusive peacocks that live in the Essen Wildlife Refuge that surrounds our house. And each year we collect the feathers they leave behind.
Marty’s photo of the day #3613: Peacock vs. turkey vs. piece of green foliage that leapt in front of my camera at the last second. Photographed at the “Essen Wildlife Refuge,” in Montana.
Marty’s photo of the day #3310: Over the past few days, people have been asking me about our peacocks. Here’s what I know: Peacocks are native to India, yet there are at least two males living on the property surrounding Deb’s and my house in Montana. I haven’t seen any females, so either the females […]
Marty’s photo of the day #3086: “This is scary! Next Thanksgiving, I’m getting a peacock costume too.”
Marty’s photos of the day #2990: A few weeks back I featured a photo of our resident wild peacock. Yesterday Deb and I were hiking on our land and we checked out Mr. Peacock’s favorite shed tree. Jackpot! We’ve been collecting the peacock’s feathers for years—they make stunning bouquets—but the key is to find them […]
Marty’s photo of the day #2951: Last week I wrote about the difficulties I’ve had photographing the wild and very shy peacock that lives on Deb’s and my property. Well, yesterday morning I was sitting in my outside office when the peacock walked right in front of me. I grabbed my camera and followed him […]
Marty’s photo of the day #2950: In the summer, I move my office out to the front porch. That means that while I work a wide variety of animals pass in front of me. On some days it could be a moose, a bear, a herd of elk, wild turkeys, or a peacock. But every […]
Marty’s photo of the day #2943: Each summer I move my office onto the front porch. Yesterday, I was busy there working on a project, when the caw of our resident peacock pierced the music I had playing. I looked up, and the peacock was 100 feet away, directly in front of the house. The […]
Marty’s photo of the day #2853: Wild turkeys are just rude! A rafter of them live next to my house, along with a few wild peacocks. The peacocks are incredibly shy. In fact, I’m not even positive how many there are. While I’ve been able to photograph the peacocks a few times, I’ve never been […]
Marty’s photo of the day #2663: Yesterday I posted a photo of a herd of elk passing by my motion-sensing camera, and today I’m posting some wild turkeys. But what I really want to capture is our local peacock (who is very shy) and the momma bear and her cub. I know that the peacock […]