Uprooted Magnolia

Bad Hair Day

Posted in Wind by leahyetter on November 30, 2010

The wind has been blowing 60+ mph all day.

We don’t expect it to let up until later in the week…..or in 4 months. I’ve got rocks in my pockets and bobbypins in my mane.

Hanging on to the truck door,

Coming Home

Posted in Home, Nature, Photography, Thankful, Wildlife by leahyetter on November 29, 2010

Made a quick trip to Georgia last week for Thanksgiving. It was a great visit and I am so thankful for my family and friends and all of you for being loyal viewers of my blog.

One of the best parts about traveling is coming home to this place. This time I saw deer in the rut. This buck was holding his doe in the meadow at the ranch entrance.

And while crossing the Bridge to Paradise, I noticed the Laramie River was iced over.

Once again, a gorgeous sunset welcomed me home.

Then today was just another adventure of chasing elk off the pivot at the South Ranch.

And one of my favorite scenes when leaving the South Ranch is this one on Sybille Creek Road.

Even though it is twenty degrees outside ( if that), I feel right at home. Hello Wyoming, so nice to breathe you in.


Posted in Cowboy, Photography, Ranching by leahyetter on November 24, 2010

His eyes as blue as the sky.

His heart as soft as a well-worn saddle.

Sun-drenched hands covered in dust

guides his horse that leads the cattle

through meadows and open pasture

into the hills at dusk.

The Girls Are Back In Town

Posted in Cattle Roundup, Ranching by leahyetter on November 17, 2010

That’s right! The cowboys got the girls home safely from the Laramie Plains this past weekend. They spent a couple days in the meadows beyond the main house and today Patrick and I got them closer to the house and corrals.

Yeah, that’s me driving the tractor baiting them in with a bale of hay. Patrick and Shadow are behind them pushing them through the gate. When I got out of the tractor, they were so excited to see me.

Just look at the expressions on their faces. Pure joy to see me. It has nothing to do with the yummy feed in this pasture. No, uh uh.

Heads down ladies, we can catch up later. You’re skin and bones, eat eat.

Ha!  Skin and bones my a**.  Look at those bellies and winter coats.

Ahhh, so nice to see you again girls. I’ve missed you.

Thursday all three hundred fifty something of you will be peeing on a stick. So rest up, it’s time to see how the bulls did this summer. See you ladies at 6am!

Tangled Up In Snow

Posted in Home, Nature, Photography by leahyetter on November 16, 2010

Small Quaking Aspens and others hold each other up when weighed down by the snow.

I walk past this spot everyday when gathering firewood.


Winter Sky Reflection

Posted in Home, Nature, Photography by leahyetter on November 14, 2010

Chilly . Quiet . Calm . Bliss .

Winter Walk

Posted in Home, Nature, Photography by leahyetter on November 11, 2010

Took a walk in the snow this morning. The fence posts were dusted with an inch or more.

And I saw through the trees that I wasn’t alone.

Yesterday it all melted away but today the sky has been showering flakes since daylight.


Got My Mittens

Posted in Stormy Skies, The Ranch by leahyetter on November 9, 2010

We watched the sun rise this morning. The sky started with a yellow glow then turned to pink then purple. It eventually went gray and started raining. An hour later large snowflakes were falling.

Snow showered us all day and it is beautiful.

I drove the rhino over to the neighbors to help them out with some household tasks. One of those tasks was to feed Lucky with a syringe. This teeny feline was separated from his momma and almost froze to death. C & L rescued him and he can’t be more than 3 weeks old. He fits in the palm of my hand.

More on Lucky in another post. Just couldn’t wait for you to meet him.

Good Morning Crop Ear

Posted in The Ranch, Wildlife by leahyetter on November 8, 2010

This pretty dear of a deer greeted us in the front yard on this gorgeous Monday morning. She has been on the ranch for a couple of years now. Patrick calls her ole’ Crop Ear because her left ear is smaller than the right.

She was checking out this buck prancing across the meadow.

She didn’t care about him though. She is enjoying the yummy tall grass in our yard.

Happy Monday folks!  xo


Still Fall

Posted in Nature, Photography by leahyetter on November 6, 2010
Our colorful leaves are slowly turning brown and falling off of the trees.

Twigs of a bare Buckbrush

Only a few beauties left on this shrub.

Mountainside Buckbrush

We’ve been outside a lot enjoying the last little bit of warmth so not much time for blogging this last week. But the cattle will be coming home from the Plains next week. I can’t wait to have them in the meadows again.

Have a great weekend. I’ll be in touch soon!



Dancing Trees

Posted in Nature, The Ranch by leahyetter on November 2, 2010

I’ve been busy with senior portraits over the past few days which I hope to share with you soon, but for now I will share a shot of these trees shaking their groove thang. We were out at the South Ranch today and I walked over to my favorite humpback tree. I noticed the little one over there for the first time and I thought it looked like they were boogieing.

Ummm, can you tell I haven’t been out on the town in a while when I’m hallucinating a dance floor in the middle of a pasture? You could just say I have a busy imagination.

Anyway, it is still a lovely and warm autumn. I think everyone is walking around in shock because we aren’t blanketed in snow yet.

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