A look back at some of Sam the dog’s Halloween incarnations. Sam claims no familial relationship with werewolves. Sam may sometimes wonder if he lives with a space alien. Maybe it is because he has an affinity for classic science fiction and horror films. Here just in time for Halloween, three of Sam’s many personalities pose with the aliens from the brilliantly titled 1958 Paramount Studios classic I Married A Monster From Outer Space. And below, a little collection of […]
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A Halloween mixup with a rare look over Uncle Martin’s shoulder as he pilots his spaceship with Sam in the cockpit viewer giving him advice from the future – as if a Martian needs to be given advice! My Favorite Martian ran on CBS from 1963 to 1966 featuring the adventures of a congenial Martian anthropologist, played by Ray Walson, stranded on Earth after his spaceship crashes leaving him to get by as best he can with his new found […]
Flashback Friday: A look back at when I was in the midst of photographing the crab program. This week’s Supermoon has spurred the annual migration of Blue Land Crabs from their burrows inland to release their eggs into the ocean. According to the University of Florida’s IFAS Extension: “Blue land crabs reach sexual maturity in approximately 4 years. Peak reproductive activity occurs during full moons in summer. After mating, an adult female lays her eggs but carries the egg mass […]
I think if Sam had his way he would have stayed at home sleeping in his comfortable bed in air conditioned comfort rather than being dragged out in the early morning hours for the Telstar 19 booster return vigil at Port Canaveral.
Every time Sam the dog goes into the front yard two Northern Mockingbirds appear as if from nowhere and they are both in a state of wild rage directed towards Sam. The Mockingbirds are defending their territory, of which my front yard belongs to them, and they must be defending a nest otherwise it is hard to fathom what else might set them off. Especially since the rest of the year the birds leave Sam alone when he makes an […]
Sam and I came upon this Beggar’s Tick (Bidens alba) along the trail at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area (ORCA). The Florida Wildflower Foundation calls it “…likely the most under-appreciated of all Florida’s native wildflower.”
A startled squirrel is wary of Sam the dog’s sudden appearance in the backyard. Things calmed down quickly when Sam showed no interest in the squirrel so it went back to grazing on the feed that the birds had spilled to the ground from the feeders overhead.