Uprooted Magnolia

A Dash of Spring

Posted in Nature, Photography, Wildlife by leahyetter on January 10, 2011

We had another “spring break” day last week and that meant time outside for a wander.

Icy Laramie

The river rushed in between and around the rocks and ice.

Nose Itch

This buck was scratching his nose on the leafless branches.

River Squirrel

This little guy was repairing his nest in a log by the river.

Ducks in the Laramie

I don’t know how these ducks tolerate the freezing water.

Ducks in the Laramie

But they did soak in the sun while paddling around.

Crop Ear and Baby

And on my walk back to the house, ole Crop Ear and her baby stopped at the top of the hill for a hello.


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  1. dancingfreak said, on January 10, 2011 at 9:21 am

    fantastic photos πŸ˜€

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  2. J Roycroft said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:29 am

    Wonderful photographs. My wife is enjoying her love of photography also. I have posted a few of her photographs on my blog. http://jroycroft.wordpress.com/2011/01/20/my-wifes-first-nikon/
    You do excellent work. Congrats on FP.

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  3. buydesignerrooms said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:32 am

    Great photos. They would look great in any man cave for sure. They would look great in any home.

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  4. Cheryl McNulty said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:34 am

    Wow, these are really nice photos. Good job! Cheryl

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  5. notesfromrumbleycottage said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:52 am

    Wonderful, just wonderful. Loved the second shot of the ducks.

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  6. enjoibeing said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    i love wildlife photos, great pictures and nice use of light. good post!

    http://enjoibeing.wordpress.com/

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    • leahyetter said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:45 pm

      Thanks for visiting! I hope you stop by more often. I mostly shoot wildlife and cattle. And sometimes my cowboy! πŸ™‚

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  7. santatiana said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    Very charming pictures. Thank you!

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  8. cigi said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    Beautiful photographs. Congratulations on being freshly pressed!

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    • leahyetter said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:22 pm

      Thanks! I didn’t know what was happening until I went to WordPress.com. Thanks for visiting! Been blogging for about a year and never had more than 90 views a day, sometimes 20.

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  9. KimHindsPhotography said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    the squirrel is so cute, what a great shot. -Kim

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  10. CrystalSpins said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    Very lovely. How can you call it Spring right now!? Especially in Wyoming. I’m in nearby SD and although today it is unseasonably warm (35 degrees) we have had the major cold snaps too! I hope you’re loving the rough country with your cowboy and that you don’t miss Georgia too much.

    Crystal

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    • leahyetter said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:19 pm

      Well, it was an “Indian Spring” so to speak. This was 10 days after the New Years blizzard. I love it here in Wyoming! The ranch, the rough country, my cowboy. ahhhhh. Georgia, what’s Georgia? πŸ™‚ Thanks for visiting!

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  11. photographyfree4all said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    It won’t be long! Great shots here.

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    • leahyetter said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:24 pm

      Thanks for visiting again! Yes, I’m counting the days. We have to get through calving first!

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  12. roseconstruction said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    Love your photos of the land and the wildlife! What does your home look like? We don’t work in your area, but since we do home remodels I always interested in that!
    Do you have a nice cozy cabin, or a more standard home or perhaps you are remodeling an old farm house?
    Just curious, in Washington state. Thanks again for the pics – I have two cats.

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  13. chrisvicente said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    Congratulations on FP. Wildlife photos are quite lovely.

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  14. jaredblakedicroce said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    Stunning shots, so inspiring. I want a hoof mark (autograph) from Crop ear!

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  15. Lindsay said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    Lovely photos. Thanks for sharing!

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  16. myra22 said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    Beautiful pictures! Maybe I should visit Wyoming sometime soon. Looks gorgeous!

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  17. The Simple Life of a Country Man's Wife said, on January 21, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    Love these!!

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  18. Autism and Oughtisms said, on January 21, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    Stunning, what a wonderfully beautiful way to start the morning, thank you.

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    • leahyetter said, on January 21, 2011 at 1:27 pm

      Good morning! Thanks for stopping by. So glad you are enjoying my images.

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  19. Emma said, on January 21, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    Wow, gr8 pics! I’m going to add you to my blogroll.

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  20. controversialannie said, on January 21, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    Very gorgeous pics.

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  21. Lakia Gordon said, on January 21, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    I loved the pic with the deer scratching his nose πŸ™‚

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  22. Evie Garone said, on January 21, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    So spring has almost sprung? Only kidding right? Love the pics…love the animals!! Thank you for sharing…

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    • leahyetter said, on January 21, 2011 at 4:23 pm

      Well, this post was 10 days after the New Year blizzard and 35 degrees felt like spring compared to 20 below! Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  23. […] We had another "spring break" day last week and that meant time outside for a wander. The river rushed in between and around the rocks and ice. This buck was scratching his nose on the leafless branches. This little guy was repairing his nest in a log by the river. I don't know how these ducks tolerate the freezing water. But they did soak in the sun while paddling around. And on my walk back to the house, ole Crop Ear and her baby stopped at the … Read More […]

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  24. My Camera, My Friend said, on January 21, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    Beautiful photos. I can’t wait till spring comes! πŸ™‚

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  25. Geology and the African wilds said, on January 21, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    My fav…”This buck was scratching his nose on the leafless branches”…you are a great photographer

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  26. bagnidilucca said, on January 21, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    Beautiful ,beautiful photos.

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  27. Deina Zartman said, on January 21, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    Lovely selection – congrats on the feature! πŸ™‚

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  28. sangwookang said, on January 21, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    These photos are very lovely!

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  29. janycev said, on January 21, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    I loved the last photo was nice to see this look on the natural side

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  30. pallet racking said, on January 21, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    very nice pictures! but such pictures make me cold in winter.

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  31. Imaginarium of Pau said, on January 21, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    Cool nature photos! very relaxing. Nice!

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  32. Dare Right said, on January 21, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous pictures! I love wildlife photography; I will definitely be back to visit your blog. Thank you for sharing these with us.

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  33. Emily Gooch said, on January 21, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    Gorgeous images! Nice capture of the wildlife. I drove through Wyoming a few times and always thought it was a beautiful state.

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  34. nancykhicks said, on January 21, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    Your photos really capture the scenes. I’ve never been to your neck of the woods, and being a Texas girl know little of winter, but I truly got a sense of place from the photos. Well done.

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  35. Katie said, on January 21, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    Makes me homesick for my hometown of Gunnison, Colorado! Congrats on being Freshly Pressed — well-deserved!

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  36. tonyliao said, on January 21, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    Cool nature photos! very relaxing. Nice!

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  37. shareqazi said, on January 21, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    Hey Nice photography, keep posting… Thanks

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  38. uben said, on January 21, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    simplemente brillantes las fotos, demasiado hermosas πŸ˜€
    (simply brilliant photos, too beautiful) πŸ˜€

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  39. acleansurface said, on January 21, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    The squirrel is my favorite shot.

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  40. makingup3000 said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    Those were unbelievable photos. I love them all!!!

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  41. TheEverydayMuser said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    Amazing photographs. I especially liked the one of the buck scratching his nose! It must have been an amazing scene for you to witness!
    Congratulations on being Freshly Pressed!
    Ashley, aka TheEverydayMuser
    http://www.theeverydaymuser.wordpress.com

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  42. Nilima said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    Beautiful snaps πŸ™‚

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  43. tuitui69 said, on January 22, 2011 at 1:00 am

    Thanks, lovely nature photos,beautiful deers, and bubble (ripple) river…nice blog,I read it here in Finland!!

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  44. narjis said, on January 22, 2011 at 1:12 am

    Ammmmmmmm!awsUm pics

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  45. elizabeth said, on January 22, 2011 at 3:06 am

    Great photographs! I’ve just woke up and its amazingly sunny outside so off out to take some pictures, it’s a exciting feeling, a nice day in the winter πŸ™‚

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  46. rdbelden said, on January 22, 2011 at 5:41 am

    Nice photography in a “feel good” blog. I use to live in Montana and have always loved the west.

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  47. dancingfreak said, on January 22, 2011 at 6:52 am

    WOW!! such an AWESOME post πŸ™‚

    your captions are too good..

    ur an AWESOME photographer πŸ˜€

    im so jealous u can take such fab photos 😦

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  48. worldtake said, on January 22, 2011 at 7:15 am

    Nice pics. Come and see a “dash” of Fall Colors.

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  49. worldtake said, on January 22, 2011 at 7:19 am

    Oh, and here are a few more of my pics.

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  50. libellulaverde said, on January 22, 2011 at 9:23 am

    Spring is not far… fantastic πŸ™‚

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  51. Zach said, on January 22, 2011 at 9:24 am

    Love the photos. ZW

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  52. The Dapper Heistman said, on January 22, 2011 at 10:02 am

    Awesome shots πŸ™‚

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  53. […] We had another "spring break" day last week and that meant time outside for a wander. The river rushed in between and around the rocks and ice. This buck was scratching his nose on the leafless branches. This little guy was repairing his nest in a log by the river. I don't know how these ducks tolerate the freezing water. But they did soak in the sun while paddling around. And on my walk back to the house, ole Crop Ear and her baby stopped at the … Read More […]

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  54. blogergal said, on January 22, 2011 at 11:20 am

    Amazing photos!

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  55. anonima said, on January 22, 2011 at 11:24 am

    Migalhas de amor com Paz e Bem

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  56. ancientfoods said, on January 22, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    Fantastic photo’s.
    I agree there’s no understanding ducks-but at least the water wasn’t frozen.

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  57. wherewander said, on January 22, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    beautiful pictures!!

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  58. workingtechmom said, on January 22, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    Your photos are great, and I love the one of the rocks and ice. We are “ice bound” here in Toronto and can’t even imagine a thaw at this point. Your pictures helped me cope with the cold today!

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  59. artwithmeaning said, on January 22, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    These photos make me want to get out of DC and visit Wyoming! Thanks for sharing them.

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  60. Vasare said, on January 22, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    wow these shots are stunning!

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  61. Melanie Hillam - Protocol Coach said, on January 22, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    Lovely photos. Reminded me that spring is not too far off!

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  62. harpersfarm said, on January 22, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    Looks like a beautiful day. Great shots!

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  63. rtcrita said, on January 22, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    So inspiring! We’re in need of a break here, too. Hope we get one as beautiful as yours. Thanks for the reminder that it won’t last forever!

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    • leahyetter said, on January 23, 2011 at 3:31 pm

      No problem! I know, we all need a spring reminder. I’ll try to give you more, hang in there. Thanks for stopping by!

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  64. jcburbano said, on January 22, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    I always and will forever love nature..:)..beautiful pictures..how i wish i’ll get old on such places..:)

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  65. maryalterman said, on January 22, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    Beautiful.

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  66. enigmaticsocks said, on January 22, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    these photos remind me of home in minnesota. at least the squirrel (my favorite animal

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    • leahyetter said, on January 23, 2011 at 3:23 pm

      So glad I could take you back home…sort of. Thanks for stopping by!

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  67. elmer said, on January 22, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    wowee. great shots. im eating my heart out already

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  68. Connie T said, on January 22, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    I like the little squirrel. I think I will draw that. I draw a picture on my son’s calendar everyday. Of course, my picture will look like a cartoon squirrel.
    Nice pictures.

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    • leahyetter said, on January 23, 2011 at 3:20 pm

      Oh how cool! I checked out your blog and I love your drawings. Let me know if you post the drawing of my little squirrel. Would love to see it!

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  69. Hamid ullah said, on January 23, 2011 at 12:00 am

    Oh amazing lovely During chilly dates it soothes eyes. keep it up

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    • leahyetter said, on January 23, 2011 at 3:18 pm

      So happy my blog is a sight for your sore eyes. Keep visiting! ~Leah

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  70. Hamid ullah said, on January 23, 2011 at 12:03 am

    Oh amazing,lovely keep it up

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  71. mamanne said, on January 23, 2011 at 12:17 am

    Absolutely gorgeous photos! I love Wyoming; both my parents were born in Casper. Never lived there myself, but have been there several times. Thanks for sharing your lovely views.

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    • leahyetter said, on January 23, 2011 at 3:17 pm

      Thank you! I’ve been to Casper once to look at modular homes but that was it. I hear it’s a great place too. Thanks for commenting!

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  72. whenquiet said, on January 23, 2011 at 1:38 am

    Breathtaking. God is so good!

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  73. The Dude said, on January 23, 2011 at 3:06 am

    These photos are absolutely amazing.

    What kind of camera do you use?

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    • leahyetter said, on January 23, 2011 at 3:13 pm

      Thanks so much. I shoot with all Canon equipment. 10D, 20D, 30D, 40D and various lenses. I love the Canon glass and cameras. Trying to decide between a Rebel T2i and the 60D right now. My equipment gets beat up out here in the rough elements. I need something new to keep fresh for client work. Thanks for commenting!

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  74. bint Curt said, on January 23, 2011 at 6:31 am

    fantastic! i dont usually click on the wordpress suggestions but i saw urs…iv loved nature and photography all my life im on flickr too, isn’t it awesome?! i love my contacts, creative and intelligent, a break from some of the dummies i meet on the street everyday! PLEASE add me so i can view your photos on flickr, i prefer the slideshow on black πŸ˜‰ http://www.flickr.com/photos/delve_n2knowledge/ KEEP IT UP u made my day

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    • leahyetter said, on January 23, 2011 at 3:10 pm

      I haven’t done anything with my flickr in a long while. I’ll get back on that and connect with you again. Thanks !

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  75. lycons said, on January 23, 2011 at 7:34 am

    I really like those pictures

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  76. jztsignedup said, on January 23, 2011 at 8:13 am

    Liked your photos.

    Keep Shooting.

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  77. Nina C. said, on January 23, 2011 at 8:17 am

    Beautiful pictures!

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  78. saraonfire said, on January 23, 2011 at 8:32 am

    lovely photo’s … yeah it’s true it’s so inspiring .. i start my own blog too πŸ˜€

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    • leahyetter said, on January 23, 2011 at 3:06 pm

      So glad you are inspired! Thanks for visiting and I hope you stop by again!

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  79. melissa890 said, on January 23, 2011 at 8:57 am

    I spent six weeks last year mar.april in Pinedale,Wy. I have some wonderful photographs ….what beautiful country up there. I spent most of my time walking the wilderness, it was very cold and snowed everyday but we had a great time there.
    I have just signed up with wordpress so will be posting some of my photos also
    lovely photos you have posted thanks for sharing

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    • leahyetter said, on January 23, 2011 at 3:04 pm

      So glad you found some inspiration. Send me your blog link when you get up and going. Would love to see Pinedale, I’ve never been.

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  80. animal sounds said, on January 23, 2011 at 9:39 am

    Wonderful pictures!
    You inspire me to take up my camera and roam about too.
    so jealous πŸ™‚

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    • leahyetter said, on January 23, 2011 at 3:03 pm

      No need to be jealous. Get to work! Take pictures! Love life! πŸ™‚

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  81. Glipkerio Kistomerces said, on January 23, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    wonderful !

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  82. 1andy4 said, on January 23, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    Great Photos and beautiful scenery, it reminds me of my childhood, thanks for that.

    Andy.

    http://www.wealthnmuggets4u.com

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  83. thesecretgirlforever said, on January 23, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    those pictures are so beautiful!! i wish i was there right now! :] congrats on being on freshly pressed.

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    • leahyetter said, on January 23, 2011 at 2:53 pm

      Thank you! I’m glad I can deliver the beauty of this place through my images. Come back and visit again!

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  84. Douryeh said, on January 23, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    Amazing pics, thanks for sharing, D

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    • leahyetter said, on January 23, 2011 at 2:51 pm

      Thank you! And thanks for putting me on your blog. I’m very flattered and full of joy that you are enjoying my images.

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  85. […] love them We had another "spring break" day last week and that meant time outside for a wander. The river rushed in between and around the rocks and ice. This buck was scratching his nose on the leafless branches. This little guy was repairing his nest in a log by the river. I don't know how these ducks tolerate the freezing water. But they did soak in the sun while paddling around. And on my walk back to the house, ole Crop Ear and her baby stopped at the … Read More […]

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  86. just rabbiting... said, on January 23, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    Gorgeous photos, love the light in the first – and composition of the deer shot. Great stuff πŸ™‚

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  87. mjcache said, on January 23, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    All the photographs, bar the last one, are infused with a golden caramel colour…how did you get that: lens or natural early morning sunshine??? It is very beautiful. Thanks for the wander through nature without leaving my front door and congrats on freshly pressed.

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    • leahyetter said, on January 23, 2011 at 5:29 pm

      It’s the gorgeous evening light giving that warm color. The light out here is so crisp, I try to go out first thing in the morning and the evening. That’s when the wildlife is stirring too! Thanks for visiting!

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  88. epkelly1 said, on January 23, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    Nice job!

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  89. barefootchic* said, on January 23, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    Clearly, you take such beatufiul pictures. I’m in awe, actually. The first photo especially takes my breath away….

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    • leahyetter said, on January 23, 2011 at 9:12 pm

      Gosh, thanks. Glad you enjoyed my images and I hope you visit again.

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  90. Roda said, on January 23, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    Hi,
    Your photos are like food for the soul. While it is impossible to visit all the beautiful places of this earth we may certainly feast our eyes on the beautiful pics generously shared by all on blogs.

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    • leahyetter said, on January 23, 2011 at 9:11 pm

      Wow, beautifully put. Thank you for the compliment and for stopping by. Hope you come again. πŸ™‚

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  91. findingstrengthtostandagain said, on January 23, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    What beautiful pictures! The picture of the buck scratching his nose made me smile! They can be pests, but what a beautiful animals!

    Thanks for sharing these!

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    • leahyetter said, on January 23, 2011 at 9:10 pm

      Ha! Thankfully they haven’t pestered us yet! πŸ™‚ Glad you stopped by and enjoyed my images. Hope to see you again!

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  92. Happy Sole said, on January 23, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    amazing shots! it makes one want to go out and appreciate nature ….

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  93. lukeaolson said, on January 23, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    Wow!! Thanks for that dose of spring! We in Chicago haven’t got there quite yet, but that was a delicious foretaste of what God gives us every year….beautiful green spring!!

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  94. richannkur said, on January 24, 2011 at 2:08 am

    A very sweet and cute post. Nice!

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  95. leeschmidt said, on January 24, 2011 at 2:38 am

    This makes me miss winter!

    Lovely photos!
    http://leeschmidt.wordpress.com/

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  96. Deboshree said, on January 24, 2011 at 3:44 am

    Stunning pictures. I feel all refreshed. Thank you. πŸ˜€
    And congrats on being Freshly Pressed!

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  97. Leather Hats said, on January 24, 2011 at 5:49 am

    Fantastic Photos

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  98. She's a Maineiac said, on January 24, 2011 at 5:59 am

    Such beautiful shots. It’s minus 10 here right now, so I really needed to see these today! Thanks for sharing and congrats on being FP’d.

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  99. moosewalker said, on January 24, 2011 at 6:47 am

    Hi Leah – I love your photos – yesterday we were -34c up North in Canada – when you walk you can hear the snow crunching with each step – now I know where Mallards go when they fly south – it’s nice to know spring is on it’s way.

    Heather/moosewalker

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  100. klrs09 said, on January 24, 2011 at 6:53 am

    lovely photos — looks like you live in paradise! congrats on being freshly pressed

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  101. Petra said, on January 24, 2011 at 7:18 am

    These pictures are AMAZING!

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  102. mynakedbokkie said, on January 24, 2011 at 7:20 am

    Those are stunning!!! Well done on being Freshly Pressed!
    xx

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  103. 4myskin said, on January 24, 2011 at 10:24 am

    Wow! I love the pictures, and the colors, and the animals, and just everything! πŸ˜€ Congrats on being Freshly Pressed!

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  104. gmomj said, on January 24, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    so awesome!

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  105. touristjapan said, on February 1, 2011 at 8:35 pm

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    Such beautiful shots. It’s minus 10 here right now, so I really needed to see these today! Thanks for sharing and congrats on being

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    • leahyetter said, on February 7, 2011 at 10:22 am

      So glad you like them. Yeah, I’m no stranger to 10 below. In fact, just last week we had temps at 30 below. Yikes! But sometimes we’ll get a dash of spring in between the cold snaps. These types of images are what I am able to capture on days like that.

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  106. Veizman said, on February 5, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    Great images.

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  107. orchardpressltd said, on March 29, 2011 at 3:15 am

    Thanks , great stuff

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