Uprooted Magnolia

No Two Are Alike

Posted in Nature, Photography, Winter by leahyetter on December 31, 2012

More practice with freelensing

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We still have snow on the ground because it’s been so COLD! Usually it melts or blows away to get ready for the next storm. It’s been like this since Christmas. I look out the window and it’s all a’glitter. I’m looking forward to finally getting out and celebrating with friends tonight to ring in the new year.

Thank you all so much for another great year here at Uprooted Magnolia. My 2012 year in blogging review reports that this year, the most popular images were from Peekaboo Fawn. Maybe this sweet creature will be entered into a contest or two.  I’ll keep you posted.

Wishing you safe and happy New Years Eve celebrations tonight and I look forward to another great year with y’all.

Cheers!
Leah


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Coyotes in the Snow

Posted in Nature, Photography, Wildlife, Winter by leahyetter on December 28, 2012

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While Patrick was getting some cows out of a canyon, this fella peeked out to see what all the fuss was about. He quickly ran off and hid but his buddy came in a little closer.

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They were both pretty far away and it was getting dark. I was glad to capture a portrait of each these guys before Patrick came back and spooked them off.


oh man, it’s Winter

Posted in Nature, Photography, Winter by leahyetter on December 27, 2012

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We went for a VERY chilly drive in the hills to check on the cows yesterday evening. The girls are fat and frisky and a little on the wild side. Kind of like how I feel after eating leftovers for two days and being cooped up inside because of the cold and powdery roads.
I trust you had a fulfilling holiday as well. Hope you are getting around easier than I am. Cheers!


Bring on the Mistletoe!

Posted in Horses, Nature, Photography, Winter by leahyetter on December 24, 2012

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Merry Kissmas everyone!
We wish you peace, joy and love and lots of kisses this holiday season. 🙂


Empty Nest

Posted in Nature, Photography, Winter by leahyetter on December 19, 2012

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Been at a loss for words since the horrific events of last Friday.
My heart aches for those left with an empty nest because of the senseless action of someone with no care for human life. I pray every day that they will somehow find peace in their hearts… although I know that may never happen.
May you find comfort with the ones you love, Newtown.


 

Frost on the Window

Posted in Photography, Winter by leahyetter on December 14, 2012

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He quacks me up!

Posted in Nature, Photography by leahyetter on December 12, 2012

Sorry for the title. I could think of a lot worse puns but I settled on that one. Just put it on my bill if you don’t like it.
My neighbors have pet ducks. Not to mention goats, chickens and roosters. I went over to check on the animals while they were out of town and this guy followed me around the whole time.

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I laughed while he waddled after me but I didn’t let him get too close. I wasn’t  sure of his intentions so I kept my distance. Of course I grabbed a couple portraits before I left.


squalls over squaw

Posted in Nature, Photography, Stormy Skies by leahyetter on December 11, 2012

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We’ve had short squalls of rain and snow come through over the past couple of days and it has been chilly!  Several came through this weekend but there hasn’t been any accumulation of the wet stuff.  I like watching them pass over and swallow the mountains like in the image above. Then, after a moment, the sky would turn blue and the sun would shine as if nothing happened. A few minutes later, it would start all over again.


Luminous Hills

Posted in Nature, Photography by leahyetter on December 3, 2012

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After moving cattle through the meadows and up to the top of the hill, I watched the sunrise illuminate the hills  behind the ranch.  With the moon still hanging high, I filled my eyes (and my lens) with the amber and gold and the beautiful blue sky. It’s a soothing way to start the day.