Uprooted Magnolia

They just wouldn’t let me get close.

Posted in Nature, Photography by leahyetter on February 25, 2013

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So secretive and such loners. Maybe I’ll get as close as this some other time.


 

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Morning Twinkle

Posted in Photography, Winter by leahyetter on February 20, 2013

The air was heavy with fog but the ground and fence posts sparkled yesterday morning.

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ice crystals on a fence post

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a single snowflake on a red stem

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another single snowflake on a red stem

Old man winter is taking his sweet time to exit. But these frosty, glittery mornings do make me cheerful.


My, How You’ve Grown

Posted in Horses, Photography by leahyetter on February 19, 2013

Remember her?
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And her?
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Poco’s baby (top) and Kate’s baby (above) were both born a little over a year ago.
I thought you might like to see them now.

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Here is Kate’s baby girl all grown up.

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Poco’s baby is on the far right and they both were weaned off mama late last year. They were eventually put out in the meadows with our lead mare, Paddy’s Frost aka Rat. They went off with her to keep calm and be “supervised”.

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Rat took right to her babysitting duties and takes great pride in showing the girls the way.

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In fact, now that the other ranch horses have joined them in the meadows, Rat continues to lead the way.

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Best friends forever.


Incoming!

Posted in Calving, Nature, Photography by leahyetter on February 18, 2013

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This little boo entered our world early this morning; the first calf of the season from a small batch of new heifers. Not sure of the sex because mama is very protective. I had to leave them alone so they could bond. We’ll have a much smaller herd to calve out this year because of the drought. I will cherish each and every one and I look forward to the smile they will put on my face. I’m so crazy about the little ones!


 

Pink Daisies

Posted in Love, Photography by leahyetter on February 14, 2013

“If I had a single flower for every time I think about you, I could walk forever in my garden.”
Claudia Ghandi

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This morning started out no different than most. I awoke thinking of those I love and am forever grateful for; my family, my friends, the loving man of my life, my kitty cat, you guys who loyally tune in to UM. But then, as I stretched and pet Matilda, I looked over and there beside the bed sat a pot of pink daisies. Now I don’t care how typical it is to receive flowers and chocolates on Valentines Day, it melts my heart to know he cares.
Have a great day my friends.
Love,
Leah


from pink sunsets to gray snowstorms

Posted in Nature, Photography by leahyetter on February 10, 2013

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We had a heckuva snowfall Saturday night. We’re hoping that the wind lays down so we can absorb the moisture. Looks to me like the horses are plotting against working for a living and are going to break into the hay stack.


 

Sharing

Posted in Nature, Photography by leahyetter on February 7, 2013

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This was a big hit on my facebook page last night and I thought I shouldn’t leave you out of the loop. After all, Mamma taught me to always share.
It was overcast most of yesterday, you know, one of those sleepy kind of days. I forced myself to go out for a hike and then the sun came out late afternoon. After a while of photographing dry and dormant flowering weeds left over from the summer, I came in to start dinner. I looked out of the window and everything looked pink. The grass, the fence, the trees. Pink. So I ran out of the front door and found myself literally chasing light. Once I was in the back of the house, there it was. Hovering over Squaw Mountain was a gorgeous masterpiece painted only by the heavens above.


Hello February

Posted in Photography, Stormy Skies, Winter by leahyetter on February 4, 2013

February has entered with a bang!
I won’t bore you with the details of the numerous lemons life has served us that we are struggling to make lemonade with, but I will show you the progression of stormy skies that welcomed this second month of 2013. It was a wild party in the sky most of the day with only gray and overcast during the morning . The real show began after noon.

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12:47pm
On my way to care for a neighbors farmily, I noticed the gray skies hovering over the Cooney Hills and blue skies with snow over Squaw (not pictured).

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1:47pm
Back at home the sky went from gray to blueish purple with high winds and wet snow squalls for a couple of hours.

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4:01pm
We went to town to take care of some ranch business and looked back toward the hills. That’s Squaw Mountain back covered with snow from the afternoon squalls. That cloud separation in the middle is pretty wild eh?

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5:01pm
Coming back home, the sun was starting to set behind the hills.

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5:04pm
The space there between the hilltops and the upper clouds is dead air, calm and cool. Wind is sweeping off the hills and whipping into the lower clouds just above the road.

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5:07pm

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5:11pm

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5:18pm
Once back home, the sun went down behind the mountains. The clouds cleared out overnight and Saturday was cool and clear.
Phew! What a way to start off the month.