Month: August 2021

POTD: No Way to Treat a Dog

No Way to Treat a Dog
Wilsall, Montana
2021

Immune to logic and reason, Geoff was a rabid anti-vaccine and anti-masker. He got his just deserts some would say; unfortunately his dog Scooter was along for the ride.

POTD: Montana or Bust

Montana or Bust
Wilsall, Montana
2021

Bust in this case. Or actually it was Montana and Bust I guess since they made it across the state line before succumbing to fate.

POTD: Patriot’s Dream #65

Patriot’s Dream #65
Wilsall, Montana
2021

I have to give them credit for the multi-haybale design. Intended or not, it makes it look like a flag waving in the wind.

POTD: Oxymoronic Feather

Oxymoronic Feather
Bozeman, Montana
2021

It’s not actually the feather itself that’s oxymoronic; rather it’s that they call this fluffy stuff at the base of the quill “downy barbs”.

POTD: Crow Barbs

Crow Barbs
Bozeman, Montana
2021

For some reason I got to wondering what the parts of a feather are called. These intricate, parallel, structures on either side of the center quill are called barbs. I wonder how many individual barbs there are on all the feathers on a crow?

POTD: Dunkin’ Crow-Nuts

Dunkin’ Crow-Nuts
Bozeman, Montana
2021

If you feed crows bread that’s too hard and crusty, they prefer to soak it in water a bit before eating it. Perhaps they learned that trick from watching raccoons?

POTD: Cattail Drama Part 5

Cattail Drama Part 5
Bozeman, Montana
2021

Finally, after a rest to dry out his wings, our hero struggles into the air, bits of pond scum still dangling from his legs. Another dragonfly appears to accompany him, perhaps to try and keep him out of trouble in the future.