Marty’s photos of the day #4560: Today is Nellie’s 4th birthday! Well, give or take three months. When Deb and I adopted Nellie, a little over three years ago, she had been a stray. So no one really knows her exact birthday. I chose Halloween for her because she’s a black dog. As I’ve mentioned […]
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Month: October 2023
Marty’s photos of the day #4559: This is wickup (fireweed), photographed last month on Vancouver Island.
Marty’s photos of the day #4558: Cape buffalo, considered by many to be the most dangerous animal in Africa (after humans, of course). (Photographed in Zimbabwe)
Marty’s photos of the day #4557: Fun with snow! You’re looking at the good version of “fun”: the view from my writing room window this morning. The not so fun version of the 7 inches of snow we received was that Deb and I were without electricity for about 5 hours yesterday (the heavy snow […]
Marty’s photos of the day #4556: So for most of last week and part of this week our furnace was out, necessitating a part to be flown in from Sweden. The furnace is now working again, but at 6:00 a.m. this morning heavy snow caused a tree to fall on a nearby powerline, leaving Deb […]
Marty’s photos of the day #4554 & #4555: Ha! I had completely forgotten about these signs until I found them by accident this morning, while going through my photo files. I had to search my list of college shows to figure out where they were. They’re from my show in the Krueger Auditorium at the University […]
Marty’s photo of the day #4553: I’m back in Montana after two performances of “Around the World in 50 Minutes” on two Davidson-Davie Community College campuses (in North Carolina). Both shows went great and both drew way more people than the college expected, so it was happiness all around. After yesterday’s show, I drove straight […]
Marty’s photo of the day #4552: Greetings from North Carolina! I’m here this week performing two “Around the World in 50 Minutes” shows at Davidson-Davie Community College. Today’s show was at the smaller campus. Usually satellite campus shows feature small crowds, so I was thrilled to fill up two side-by-side conference rooms with roughly 100 […]
Marty’s photo of the day #4551: I saw quite a few bald eagles last month on Vancouver Island and concentrated on photographing them in flight. Usually I’d see them far away, eating a fish on a spit of land, and start photographing them with my largest lens (I don’t use a big honking lens because […]
Marty’s photo of the day #4550: Any time photographing whales is a great time, and I had so much fun last month photographing gray whales off of Vancouver Island. The difference between photographing humpback whales (as I did off of Antarctica) and gray whales is that gray whales generally don’t come as far out of […]
Marty’s photo of the day #4547: I know what you’re thinking: “Oh, look! The Republicans finally settled on their brightest for the Speaker of the House, and Marty snapped a picture of his acceptance speech.” But it’s actually a banana slug, photographed on Vancouver Island.
Marty’s photo of the day #4545: Sometimes I overlook photo folders on my computer. Yesterday I was searching for a completely unrelated picture and opened a folder from 2016. So that’s where my bear cub photos were hiding! This bear cub was in a tree in front of Deb’s and my house in 2016. Now […]
Marty’s photo of the day #4544: A four-pack of harbor seals, photographed on a tiny island off the coast of Vancouver Island.
Marty’s photo of the day #4543: So as it turned out, Gilligan, the Skipper, the Professor, Ginger, Mary Ann, Eunice, and Thurston, were actually marooned on Vancouver Island! About the photo: While camping in a remote area along the Johnstone Strait on Vancouver Island, Deb and I found all sorts of abandoned items hidden in […]
Marty’s photo of the day #4542: Fairly soon I will be moving on from photos I shot last month on Vancouver Island and return to photos I shot all over the world. But not today. Sea otters are easy to anthropomorphize, but they really do seem to enjoy life, floating around on the ocean with […]
Marty’s photo of the day #4541: Deb and I have enjoyed two long camping trips into Canada with our dogs. The first was in 2002, when Deb and I took Kate and Annie on a 5,572-mile-long adventure to the very top of Canada, which became part of my first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring […]
Marty’s photo of the day #4540: Sunset as viewed from Deb’s and my campsite on the Johnstone Strait. (September 2023, Vancouver Island)