Marty’s photo of the day #2749:After being awake for more than 24 hours straight, because of our Italy to Missoula flights being canceled and rerouted, I’m back home, feeling reasonably alert. While in Italy, I took almost 2,000 photos and am just starting to sort through them—deleting 300 in the first cut.

Here’s a shot from Venice. While I had read much about Venice over the years, I was still amazed that the buildings came right up to the water. That they didn’t tilt due to the seawater wearing away their foundations amazed me. About a month ago, the water was higher than it is in this photo, causing much flooding. And, of course, I have to wonder how the city will cope with waters rising from global warming.