Uprooted Magnolia

At Sunset

Posted in Nature, Photography by leahyetter on August 29, 2012

It’s hard to be outside in the middle of the day because the heat is high and the air is so dry. But I do enjoy a good hike while the sun goes down. Here are some captures of my wanders.

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The turkey hens and their chicks are still hanging in there.

©Leah Yetter Photographer

We don’t have as many sunflowers this summer like we usually do but a couple have popped up along the road.

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There’s a storm rollin’ in.

©Leah Yetter Photographer

Patrick is now riding Crazy Alice.  After working with her in the round pen during his down time, putting shoes on her fresh hooves, and working her a little around cows and other horses, we feel she’s coming along quite well.

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Notice the rain in the left of the image and a partial rainbow, we call a sundog, in the right of the image. But because we are in such a drought, the rain evaporates before making it to down to the ground.

©Leah Yetter Photographer

Antelope ran from me and the sound of thunder.

I hope you have a great week. My thoughts today are with the folks along the gulf coast. If I could, I’d take all that rain from you in a heartbeat.

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  1. Lenore Diane said, on August 29, 2012 at 7:32 am

    Oh my gracious – these are beautiful. Um…. the sunflower as a card? Perhaps? Maybe? How did you do that, Leah? Really. Is it possible to get cards made – like stationery. What a perfect ‘blank’ card to send to friends/family for various things.


    • leahyetter said, on August 31, 2012 at 8:12 am

      Thanks Lenore! Yes, I can make cards! Sounds like I need to get my rear in gear. We’ll email and discuss this issue soon. 🙂


  2. amazingved said, on August 29, 2012 at 7:38 am

    great shots!


  3. Alice said, on August 29, 2012 at 8:23 am

    Did you name the horse after me? Ha! Love the antelope–I have not seen any in a long time. Love the sunflower too.


    • leahyetter said, on August 31, 2012 at 8:10 am

      Ha! You know we did, Alice! I liked the antelope shot too. I shoot them a lot because we have so many of them but rarely do I get a shot that I really like. Silhouettes are winners in my book! 🙂 Thanks Alice.


  4. Dounia said, on August 29, 2012 at 8:56 am

    Amazing photos. We’ll keep our fingers crossed that some rain reaches you soon!

    As a side question: I was wondering what camera you use? Your photos have such a beautiful quality, and I’ve been looking at different cameras, hoping to get one sometime in the near future…


    • leahyetter said, on August 31, 2012 at 8:08 am

      Thank you!
      I get asked that question all of the time. I shoot with Canon DSLR’s and lenses. I’ve been shooting professionally for 12 years and have been building my gear bag for that long. The Canon Rebel cameras with the kit lens are great but really it depends on how much $ you want to spend. I’ve just started playing with the Panasonic Lumix cameras. You can find them in the $300-$500 range. A couple of these shots are from that camera. Really sharp, great macro, and even does really good video. Hope this helps!


      • Dounia said, on August 31, 2012 at 9:33 am

        Thanks for all your help and advice, I really appreciate it! Have a great weekend 🙂


  5. Gracie said, on August 29, 2012 at 9:57 am

    Beautiful scenery! You live in such an amazing place.Thanks for sharing the beauty of the land.


    • leahyetter said, on August 31, 2012 at 8:02 am

      Thanks you Gracie! Well, it;s pretty darn dry this year. It’s a lot prettier when it’s green. Looks like a desert this summer. Thank you for your comment! 🙂


  6. melissakoski said, on August 29, 2012 at 10:03 am

    The light in the sunflower is perfect. Love the Crazy Alice update (: and the rainbow!


    • leahyetter said, on August 31, 2012 at 8:01 am

      Thanks Melissa! I thought you’d like the Crazy Alice update. He hasn’t been bucked off yet!


  7. Debra Reddy said, on August 29, 2012 at 10:30 am

    Great Pictures! LOVE the Sundog!


  8. Mary said, on August 29, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    Leah, these are powerful shots with each telling their own story – great.


  9. Janet Mackey said, on August 29, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    Looking at your photos are a breath of fresh air after a hot, tough day, Leah. They still my spirit and make me feel joyful. Thanks for sharing your gift with all of us. You do it very well!


    • leahyetter said, on August 31, 2012 at 7:59 am

      Thanks Janet, you are too sweet! It’s been so hot here too and it’s been tough to go out and shoot. So glad I was able to capture these and soothe your spirit. They actually do the same for me too.


  10. cookiesrainandlove said, on August 29, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    Your pictures are so clear and captivating.. 🙂


  11. Sheila T Illustrated said, on August 29, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    Love the sundog photo and the sunflower is beautiful!


    • leahyetter said, on August 31, 2012 at 7:58 am

      Thanks Sheila! I’ve seen a lot of sundogs lately. It’s pretty cool!


  12. marquisedesevigny said, on August 29, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    Wow! amazing!


  13. Victoria said, on August 29, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    Beautiful! I love all of the pictures…but my favorite is the sunflower! Nice!


    • leahyetter said, on August 31, 2012 at 7:57 am

      Thank You! I love the sunflower too. We don’t have enough of them this year.


  14. Lynne Otter photographer said, on August 30, 2012 at 2:46 am

    Ciao Leah, Nice blog, great shots, we are expecting rain tomorrow, hopefully a good downpour as all the vineyards are totally dry, the grapes small, grass same as yours…..roll on autumn!!!


  15. idiosyncratic eye said, on August 31, 2012 at 6:47 am

    I love that sunflower shot! It seems like there’s either too much rain or not enough. 🙂


  16. Marisa said, on September 1, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    Beautiful photos! I have a distant love affair with Wyoming. Thank you for feeding my romance. 🙂


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