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Keep-away

Keep-away

Marty’s photo of the day #4670: Now that Nellie’s bionic left-rear leg is totally healed, we are back to all our old pre-surgery routines. One of those routines is a vigorous game of keep-away each morning, where Nellie will grab a stick and run at me full speed, only to dodge my grasp for the […]

Lake Superior

Lake Superior

Marty’s photo of the day #4664: This is Lake Superior, with Duluth, Minnesota far in the distance. When I was growing up in Duluth, photography wasn’t something I put much thought into. Someday, I’d like to go back and photograph the lake when the ice buckles and starts piling up along the shore. It can […]

Let’s play!

Let’s play!

Marty’s photo of the day #4663: “Come on Dad! My bionic leg feels great. Let’s play!” *For those that don’t know about Nellie’s bionic leg: She had TPLO surgery to remove the cranial cruciate ligament in her left-rear leg, refit the bone in her knee, and hold everything together with a metal plate and six […]

Front porch elk

Front porch elk

Marty’s photo of the day #4660: Other than Yellowstone National Park, The Amazon Rainforest of Peru, or Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe, I’ve never experienced more consistent wildlife sightings than on the Essen Wildlife Refuge (the 25 acres Deb and I own and fiercely protect, surrounding our house). Rarely does a day goes by […]

Nellie is back!

Nellie is back!

Marty’s photo of the day #4653: Nellie is back! As many of you know, Nellie had TPLO surgery on her left rear leg on November 1. That surgery involved removing her cranial cruciate ligament, refitting the bone in her knee, and holding everything together with a metal plate and six screws. It’s her “bionic leg.” […]