Uprooted Magnolia

Fish Leaf

Posted in Nature, Photography by leahyetter on October 23, 2014

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Hey folks! I just wanted to pop in for a quick minute and say hi. I am so fortunate to have been working with some awesome families for their portraits during this beautiful fall season and have been neglecting the blog and other social media for a while. My current editing list contains 7 more sessions to process and deliver and several more on the calendar. I am so grateful for the work and have enjoyed the mornings and afternoons spent with new and repeat clients. It has been a blast so far!
So hang with me and I’ll be back to blogging regularly soon enough. The leaves are falling fast and I just love this time of year. I thought this leaf in the tall weeds looked like a fish. :)
Hope you all are doing well. Hugs and kisses from me and Tilda Marie!


Calm in the Cornfields

Posted in Nature, Photography by leahyetter on October 17, 2014

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Most of the corn has been cut throughout the county. Birds scavenge for leftover kernels and flocks of Sandhill Cranes stand in the empty rows and call out to one another.
Looking forward to a lovely weekend of portraits sessions as we all take advantage of this gorgeous autumn light.
Have a great weekend friends!


Gritty

Posted in Photography by leahyetter on October 15, 2014

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Even though our surroundings are in full fall color right now, today seemed like a gritty black and white photo kind of day. I’m inside processing shoots but will soon return to the colorful leaves of autumn and share those with you soon. Cheers!


Tilda Tuesday: Where’s Tilda?

Posted in Matilda, Photography by leahyetter on October 14, 2014

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Like many of us here in Wyoming, Matilda is often outdoors enjoying this beautiful fall weather. She loves to hide behind the sagebrush and jump out with a burst of energy and pounce onto the deck. She may be 17 years old, but she sure doesn’t know it. Happy Tilda Tuesday everyone! :)


Sunshine Friend

Posted in Nature, Photography by leahyetter on October 10, 2014

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Even though her time is done this year, this sunflower still stands tall. Even though her petals have mostly fallen, she still reaches toward the sun. She fed the birds, spread her seeds and now it’s time to go to sleep for the colder months. I will miss her…until next year my sunshine friend. :)


Tree of Gold

Posted in Nature, Photography by leahyetter on October 9, 2014

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Another golden evening in the meadows.
The grass is so tall it makes for easy eating for the cattle. They aren’t having to work too hard right now. I call them the lazy grazers, lovingly of course. :)


Autumn Backdrop

Posted in Nature, Photography by leahyetter on October 8, 2014

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We have been blessed with some beautiful days as we ease into Fall. I share this view with you a lot because I am so thankful for it. The cows are home, all are bred and we are gearing up for another winter. But before the first snowflakes fly, I have portrait sessions scheduled this month with this as the backdrop. Pretty awesome don’t you think? Have a beautiful day my friends! :)


Ye Olde Western Wagon

Posted in Photography, Ranching by leahyetter on October 2, 2014

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This old wagon is near the summer pasture for our cows. I’ve photographed it many times and figured it’s about time to share one. Whenever I look at it I think of how useful this was many, many years ago. Now it sits in front of an old barn as a reminder of the old days of ranch life.


Wildflowers of Late Summer

Posted in Nature, Photography by leahyetter on October 1, 2014

When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for the moment. ~Georgia O’Keefe

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Tilda Tuesday: Through DEVO Glasses

Posted in Matilda, Photography by leahyetter on September 30, 2014

“I have noticed that what cats most appreciate in a human being is not the ability to produce food which they take for granted–but his or her entertainment value.” -Geoffrey Household

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Matilda was helping me organize my photo shoot props. Apparently my rush to get everything ready for my next shoot was really entertaining for her. Silly Tilly. :)


Flowers ’cause I Miss You

Posted in Nature, Photography by leahyetter on September 29, 2014

I have been blog weary lately. I am sorry. My business has been keeping me occupied and on the go like crazy and I just haven’t had time to blog about it. While I’m not caught up with delivering to my wonderful clients, I am happy to bring you some happy sunflowers. :)

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…and a happy ladybug!

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After we brought a few calves home to wean last week, Patrick pointed out this REAL sunflower by the calving barn. It gave me an idea to throw seeds for a sunflower patch next summer. I love the contrast against the tin.

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This is how it looked this morning. It was a wet and rainy morning but I think the sun might be coming out. I wouldn’t know because I am to be locked in my office ALL DAY to get my work done.
Happy Monday friends! Matilda and I have missed you. xoxo


Weaning Day 2014

Posted in Cattle Roundup, Photography, Ranching by leahyetter on September 18, 2014

We weaned the calves off of momma yesterday. We kept a few to replenish our herd and the rest went to market. It was a beautiful morning. All in all, it was a very good day.

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Since we have such a small herd, we had two cowboys bring them in on horses while Patrick and I stayed on the ground to get gates.

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They came right to Patrick because he has the yummy cake. We’ve been chumming them in the last few days and they like us. A lot!

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Weaning is hard on the calves (and me!). The five heifers we brought home are bawling for momma. They’ll be better in a few days and I make regular trips down to see them, talk to them and try to help them feel calm. I wish I knew how to play the trumpet. I would play it for them. But for now, they just have to deal with my singing. :)


 

Having a Case of the Mondays?

Posted in Nature, Photography by leahyetter on September 15, 2014

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Well then, I hope this momma Bison cheers you right up! Have a good one, friends.


Time, Concentration and a Steady Hand

Posted in Nature, Photography, Wildlife by leahyetter on September 10, 2014

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Photography is not as easy as it may look or seem. At least for me it isn’t. I can spend hours on location trying to get an image to complete my day and to share with you. Hours I tellya! But I love every minute of those hours and I get very excited when I think I’ve captured an image to wow us or move us in some way. Like THIS SHOT. I am thrilled that I was able to get him in focus for a couple of clicks because a lot of my attempts looked like the image you see above. He was so far back in the willows and my lens only wanted to focus on the closest limbs. It took time, concentration and a steady hand to finally get him sharp. Believe me, I was out of breath when I finally did. I like this shot anyway. It’s a good reminder for me to take a breath, recompose and try again.
Happy shooting everyone!


Osprey on the Hunt

Posted in Nature, Photography by leahyetter on September 8, 2014

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I spotted this osprey at Glendo State Park this summer. He sat still on this limb above the water looking for fish with those sharp, yellow eyes. Later that day, another osprey flew over the hood of the truck with a fish in his talons.


 

Fishing on the North Platte

Posted in Nature, Photography by leahyetter on September 5, 2014

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We spent a lovely sunset on the North Platte River last night waiting for the catfish to bite.

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Patrick loves to fish. I love watching his excitement when he catches one.

We were celebrating his cousin’s birthday and she sent us home with this catfish and others from the freezer. It felt like it was our birthday! Thanks for a wonderful evening guys.

Hope you have a great weekend friends! Thanks as always for visiting me here… :-)


Mohawk Mane

Posted in Horses, Photography by leahyetter on September 4, 2014

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This is a great time of year for portraits of any kind. It’s cooling down a bit and the leaves will be changing shortly. I’m booking photo sessions for the fall and I am excited about all of them. I must admit however, that I am really excited when I get the call to come photograph a week-old colt. It’s mostly just to document coloring and markings for the horse papers but I do love spending a little more time getting a nice head-shot. Momma kept turning him around and wasn’t too thrilled with me being there. I was finally able to catch a sweet profile before just I left them alone.  :)
P.S. The thing I love the most about baby horses is the mohawk for a mane. Cracks me up every time.
P.S.S. Then again, the long lashes and whiskers are cute too!


 

Tilda Tuesday: Sunburst

Posted in Matilda, Photography by leahyetter on September 2, 2014

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It’s getting to be that time of year again when Matilda rotates around the house throughout the day seeking out the sunny spots. 38 degrees this morning. Yikes!


 

Thunder-Boomer Over Cornfield

Posted in Nature, Photography by leahyetter on September 1, 2014

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Thunderstorms hung high above us this weekend. The cornfields are really enjoying the rain.


Sneaky Lizard

Posted in Nature, Photography by leahyetter on August 29, 2014

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I was documenting petroglyphs and pictographs (prehistoric Native American carvings and etchings in rock) at Legend Rock in Thermopolis, WY and this little fella sneaked in for a portrait.

Happy Friday everyone! Hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend!


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