Uprooted Magnolia

aurora borealis

Posted in Nature, Photography, Stormy Skies by leahyetter on July 27, 2012

Who needs to see the northern lights when you can have a Wyoming sunset.

After every thunder and lightning storm (with very little rain mind you) we drive to the ranch entryway and glass the hills looking for smoke. We can’t even enjoy a  light rainfall without being nervous about a fire.

©Leah Yetter Photographer

But it’s always a great opportunity to capture a colorful sky.

©Leah Yetter Photographer

©Leah Yetter Photographer

A pink rainbow appeared twice last week, this one came last Thursday .

©Leah Yetter Photographer

I was going to post this last Friday with the title “Who needs Aurora when you’ve got Wyoming?” (or something to that effect, titles are always the hardest). But when I woke up to the news of the senseless events in Aurora Colorado, I along with everyone else in the nation, sat stunned and disgusted. My title was then obviously inappropriate. In fact I couldn’t bring myself to write anything. To take the words from my friend Seasweetie, “there really are no words.”

A week later still, I’m speechless.

For the victims, deceased and living, their families and their heroes, I send you all pink rainbows and pray you will find peace and resolution in the days and years to come.

With Sincerest Love,

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  1. Sunnyace said, on July 27, 2012 at 9:51 am

    Reblogged this on Sunnyace Reblog Collections.


  2. cooking with audrey said, on July 27, 2012 at 9:59 am

    striking! i bet you get some cool lightning storms too huh?!


  3. David Mason said, on July 27, 2012 at 10:04 am



  4. Seasweetie said, on July 27, 2012 at 10:16 am

    Amazing, amazing, amazing, pictures. And a fitting tribute. Thank you, Leah.


  5. nicexxxgirl said, on July 27, 2012 at 10:45 am



  6. melissa890 said, on July 27, 2012 at 10:48 am

    Very well said and beautiful photos


  7. Michael Williams said, on July 27, 2012 at 11:00 am

    Beautiful sunset! I love the composition too!


  8. morningstoryanddilbert said, on July 27, 2012 at 11:29 am

    Beautiful Post!!! Have a great weekend and God Bless 🙂


  9. suzysomething said, on July 27, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    What a lovely way to send your support to the families in Aurora. Your pictures are (as always) amazing. I’m always so happy when you bring Wyoming into my day!
    I’m going to reblog this into my blog Meandering in My Mind, if that’s okay with you?


  10. suzysomething said, on July 27, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    Reblogged this on Meandering in My Mind and commented:
    These photos of the Wyoming sunsets bring back memories of my teens. Leah’s photos of Wyoming never fail to make me feel that she’s brought Wyoming right into my California studio. Leah’s thoughts and comments are what all of us would like to say to the families in Aurora. I think that wishing pink rainbows to those grieving brings solace and hope. I know that when I was grieving over the loss of my son and saw a double rainbow it was like being held in love. Thanks, Leah for saying it so beautifully in pictures and in your compassionate and thoughtful words.


  11. scrapydo said, on July 27, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    This is so beautiful. Nature at its best.


  12. Debra Kolkka said, on July 27, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    A beautiful tribute for the innocent victims of a horror story. The whole world is shocked.


  13. nutsfortreasure said, on July 27, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    Beautiful as always


  14. idiosyncratic eye said, on July 27, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    That sky is amazing and as for pink rainbows, wow, who knew. It’s funny how just a day can change a simple, innocent sentence into something quite different. 🙂


  15. Sheila T Illustrated said, on July 28, 2012 at 5:15 am

    Awesome skies and touching tribute, Leah.


  16. cravesadventure said, on July 28, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    Beautiful Photos:)


  17. Alice said, on July 28, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    Images are beautiful and healing. Your words made me cry.


  18. itchierfeet said, on July 29, 2012 at 9:50 am

    The light was amazing. Thanks for sharing.


  19. melissakoski said, on July 29, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    Lovely photos and sentiments as always Leah.

    I agree titles are often the hardest.


  20. The Style Dancer said, on July 31, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    Really beautiful shots – I have a photo of the Wyoming sky in my bedroom from a trip a few years back – always makes me feel like there is so much opportunity ahead. Thanks for sharing.


  21. Kirsten Dinesen said, on August 1, 2012 at 10:50 am

    OH MY……breathtaking!!


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