Marty’s photo of the day #4581: Naptime for a baby moose. (Photographed several years ago on the Essen Wildlife Refuge, Bitterroot Valley, Montana)
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Marty’s photos of the day #4563: Nellie’s recovery from TPLO (Doggy Tommy John) surgery on her left-rear leg—Day #2. Nellie is such a trooper! Last night Deb and I slept with Nellie on a mattress on the floor of our great room (something will be doing for the next eight-to-twelve weeks). The mattress is much […]
Marty’s photo of the day #4473: Today I have some photojournalism. I shot this picture last week, looking down from a mountain in a remote area of the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest. If you look closely, you will see the gravel road and then a bunch of 4-wheeler tracks going off-road in the foreground. I fucking […]
Marty’s photo of the day #4472: This is a Melissa blue butterfly (the topside of its wings are blue), photographed last week in the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest of Montana. This species of butterfly is so small that even if you’re viewing this photo on a smartphone, you’re seeing it larger than actual size.
Marty’s photo of the day #4466: I’m going off-line for a few days. I’ll leave you with this ibis, photographed in the American Prairie of Montana.
Marty’s photo of the day #4444: Here’s a little cuteness for your Monday. (Photographed in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana)
Marty’s photo of the day #4430: For the last couple of weeks, I have been learning a lot about water rights in Old West Montana. I say that because as near as I can tell they haven’t evolved since the 1800s. Deb and I have 25 acres, “The Essen Wildlife Refuge,” on a private mountain […]
Marty’s photo of the day #4427: One of the disadvantages of living in the mountains of Montana is that reliable internet service is difficult to get. When Deb and I built our house, in 1996, we picked a spot on a ridge where we would have to cut down the fewest number of trees. That […]
Marty’s photo of the day #4416: Deb and I built our house in the mountains of Montana back in 1996. Deb designed it, with a little input from me here and there. All these years later we still love our house, and even though it’s more than quadrupled in value, we wouldn’t sell it for […]
Marty’s photo of the day #4403: Most people love owls without really thinking about why they do so. One of the reasons for that is because owls have faces that express emotions much like human faces do. I photographed this long-eared owl many years ago, while spending a day in northern Montana catching and banding […]
Marty’s photos of the day #4388-4389: Last week featured a couple of outdoor adventures for Deb, Nellie, and me. Early in the week we had to dodge a charging moose, and yesterday we put out a forest fire. One of the advantages of being “a local” in Montana is that even when the tourists arrive […]
Marty’s photo of the day #4375: A badger mother, showing off a scar from a long-ago fight. (Photographed in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana)
Marty’s photo of the day #4374: It’s easy to get excited about seeing a rare bird, reptile, or mammal. Mallard ducks, on the other hand, are so common that they’re easy to overlook. Then one turns just right in the sunshine and you have to exclaim, “Wow!” (Photographed in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana)
Marty’s photo of the day #4372: I photographed this yellow-headed blackbird last weekend in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana. He was on the opposite side of a large pond, so I had to use my most-powerful lens and then wait for just the right moment of stillness. The photo came out a bit soft, but […]
Marty’s photo of the day #4366: This is a bufflehead (left) and American wigeon (right) photographed this past Sunday in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana.
Marty’s photo of the day #4365: This is a northern shoveler, photographed yesterday in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana.