Uprooted Magnolia

In the Weeds, But Thankful

Posted in Nature, Photography by leahyetter on November 24, 2014

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This image depicts how I’ve been feeling the last couple of weeks. In the weeds!! Life keeps dealing out one complication after another and I’m trying to dig out of it the best I know how. It’s just the average life issues- car expenses, dead computer, expensive new computer, bad weather making scheduling photo shoots difficult, and the list goes on. Sitting in the quiet of this morning, I am reminded that this too shall pass and I am thankful for all that I do have and I am thankful to you, my readers. I try not to grumble here but my absence from Uprooted Magnolia gives me anxiety. I enjoy posting images and reading/responding to many of your comments. I feel like something is missing when I can’t be here. So as soon as I am able to emerge from all of this, I will return to a regular program. I hope.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. I hope you have a wonderful week.

-3º at Sunrise

Posted in Nature, Photography by leahyetter on November 12, 2014

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A friend of ours called this morning and said it was -29º at his place but he lives in the mountains. It’s only three below zero here. My goodness! There isn’t a lot of snow on the ground however. The air is just so cold and cuts like a knife. I stepped out for a couple of seconds to shoot the sunrise illuminating the Peak. My skin tightened up, my eyeballs teared up and froze and camera strap grew stiff. I think I’ll stay in until it warms up a little. At least until it gets above zero.
Stay warm folks! It’s not even “officially” winter yet!

The Light Before the Storm

Posted in Horses, Nature, Photography by leahyetter on November 10, 2014

The wind blew all day yesterday. I mean it howled (still is today, but with snow circling as well).
So we decided to go down and check on the cows and horses and give them a little cake.

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The light was stunning! The sunsets and sunrises have been spectacular these last couple of weeks.

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©Leah Yetter Photographer

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I think I’ll call this one The Gray Ghost. He just wouldn’t stand still for his portrait!
Shooting in very low light is always tough and I had my old 40D with me. These shots are quite grainy but I think it gives them even more character. 🙂
Maybe I’ll have some snow reports for you tomorrow. The weather is so weird right now. Cheers!

Soaking Up the Autumn Sun

Posted in Nature, Photography by leahyetter on November 8, 2014

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We are bracing for our first winter storm of the year. It’s supposed to arrive on Monday and stick around all of next week. These tall leafless cottonwood trees will soon be covered in glistening precipitation and the leaves on the ground will be frozen. It’s time to soak up the sunshine and enjoy the last of the fall temperatures.
Stay warm folks! 🙂

Hiding Place

Posted in Nature, Photography by leahyetter on November 7, 2014

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I took a long walk along the river yesterday to get away from the computers and long editing list. I needed to unplug for a while and take a break in the sunshine. Especially when the weather is as gorgeous as it was yesterday. The wind wasn’t blowing and the air was warm and golden. I decided I’d turn around and try to walk through the tall weeds among the cottonwoods and I startled this beauty from her rest. These may be weeds to me but to her it’s a hiding place and safe bed. I quietly backed up not wanting to bump her out of her safe place and started back the way I came. She hopped deeper into the weeds and I watched as her white pompom tail disappeared across the river.
I wish you all a safe and happy weekend my friends!

River Cow

Posted in Nature, Photography by leahyetter on November 3, 2014

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Thinking about our gorgeous fall leaves on this overcast and rainy day. This girl decided to bathe and take a sip while I was setting up for a portrait session one morning. She made her way across and grazed in the sunshine after a while. I love the grass and water dripping from her mouth. She looks quite content with her surroundings.

Turqoise Sunrise

Posted in Nature, Photography by leahyetter on November 1, 2014

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The leaves have all but dropped but I grabbed this scene early one morning a couple weeks ago. As the sun slowly rose, the light was a rich turquoise for a few moments through the thick fog. A day late for a Halloween photo but it’s kinda spooky, eh? 🙂
Hope you all had a safe and happy Halloween.