Uprooted Magnolia

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.

©Leah Yetter Photographer

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).

©Leah Yetter Photographe

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

©Leah Yetter Photographe

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?

©Leah Yetter Photographe

Coming back home, the sun was starting to set behind the hills.

©Leah Yetter Photographe

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.

©Leah Yetter Photographe


©Leah Yetter Photographe


©Leah Yetter Photographe

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.

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  1. Marion Driessen said, on February 4, 2013 at 10:22 am

    These skies are breathtaking! Magnificent, Leah.


  2. Susan said, on February 4, 2013 at 11:30 am

    Marion said it perfectly! These are awesome photos and you live in a beautiful place (especially from a distance with no wind, snow, or ice blowing in my southern face!).


  3. Victoria Bennett Beyer said, on February 4, 2013 at 11:39 am

    That is wild! Especially that layer of clear air between the clouds!


  4. Jessy @ WestEastern said, on February 4, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    How absolutely, completely ridiculous these photos are in the absolute BEST way! Your eye and talent continue to astound me. I love that you share this with all of us.


  5. idiosyncratic eye said, on February 4, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    Crazy skies. I hope you do get some lemonade from those lemons. 🙂


  6. Stacie (The Happy Hermit) said, on February 5, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    Wow, you have some amazing skies over your ranch! Beautiful!


  7. bluebrightly said, on February 8, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    Wow, what wonderful skies and space. I love the first & second photos, and it’s fascinating the way the cloud line sets just beneath the mountain ridge in the last ones. Thanks!


  8. Michelle said, on February 12, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    Beautiful! What camera do you use?


  9. Lenore Diane said, on February 16, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    What a phenomenal gallery at your fingertips, Leah. You are surrounded by beauty. Thank you for sharing the beauty with us.


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