Uprooted Magnolia

Taking a Breather

Posted in Photography, The Ranch by leahyetter on January 21, 2012

©Leah Yetter Photographer

Wyoming is inhaling at the moment. The air is calm and warm and the sky is gorgeous. After several days of constant exhaling with 60 to 90 mph gusts, the grass is laying sideways and tree limbs are scattered throughout the meadows.

We might see snow from those clouds but for now, we are enjoying the calm beauty this Saturday.

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  1. Katie said, on January 21, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    Almost looks like a painting rather than a photo! This is definitely one you should enter in the next contest.


  2. Judy said, on January 21, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    I was pleased to find your blog. I was actually Googleing “Can Magnolias live in Wyoming”. I am a new transplant from the south (Alabama/Florida), and we have fallen in love with Wyoming. The only things I miss are some of our trees from home. Thus the search for Magnolias. 🙂



    • leahyetter said, on January 21, 2012 at 12:45 pm

      Oh welcome to windy Wyoming! Here I am, proof that even an Uprooted Magnolia can live in this state! 😉
      I miss the trees too. But the Cottonwood trees are really nice and we have quite a few here on the ranch. It “snows” cotton in the spring and the leaves turn golden when summer turns to autumn. They are gorgeous! Thanks for commenting!


  3. Karen Chandler said, on January 21, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Lovely photo!


  4. Kelly Van den Saffele said, on January 21, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    Amazing picture!


  5. idiosyncratic eye said, on January 22, 2012 at 8:09 am

    So beautiful, calm despite the storm clouds. 🙂


  6. KimHindsPhotography said, on January 22, 2012 at 9:23 am

    Hi Leah,
    What beautiful images! They are truly breathtaking.

    My husband and I are contemplating a move to Casper. The wind seems to be a bit of an issue. Is it like that most days?
    However, your photography only inspired me to move 🙂 I am ready for a new subject, and Wyoming looks like a beautiful one.
    Being from Texas, I am a bit concerned with driving on icy/snowy roads. I imagine with the right vehicle that is not to much of a concern- right?

    I look forward to seeing more of your pictures…beautiful.



    • leahyetter said, on January 24, 2012 at 10:09 am

      Hi Kim! Thank you for the compliment!
      I don’t know about Casper. The wind here in the Southeastern section of Wyo seems to howl more here in the hills than in town. But I’ve also gone to town and it was windier than the ranch. So you never know. We are rarely snowed in and you just deal with the roads. The snowplows and de-icer trucks work round the clock when needed and not too often is the interstate closed. It’s not like the Northeast US where it piles up and you have to walk 6 miles through 20 feet of snow to get anywhere. It’s tolerable. And on the windy days or snowy 20 below zero days, you just stay inside.
      Hope this helps. Thanks for getting in touch!


    • Judy said, on February 1, 2012 at 9:24 pm

      Hi, Kim. I have lived in Casper for a year now. At times, the wind can really blow hard. On the windiest days, we have to make sure we don’t open both doors of the car at the same time, or there will be a wind tunnel effect that will blow every McDonald’s box in my car out of the door. 🙂 And there is the joke we were told by the people up here. “What is a Wyoming windsock? A log on a chain.”

      Mostly the wind makes me wonder how birds ever get back to their nests. I saw them flying backwards. But it is not windy all the time, and it doesn’t snow all the time, and even when it does, I like it better than Florida.


  7. f-stop mama said, on January 22, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    Beautiful photo! Love the sky. Here in Indiana our sky looks the same everyday in the winter, dull and gray.


    • leahyetter said, on January 24, 2012 at 10:12 am

      Ohhh, I don’t know how you manage that. I was afraid of gray skies when I moved out here but we have more blue than gray. Although overcast gray provides great light for portraiture!


  8. Lenore Diane said, on January 23, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    Leah – this is absolutely gorgeous! The ‘breather’ takes my breath away.


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