Uprooted Magnolia

Summer Days

Posted in Nature, Photography by leahyetter on August 28, 2015

Wow! What a wet and stormy spring it was and a dry summer it has become!

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©Leah Yetter Photographer

Powerful rain and hail storms plagued us for weeks.

©Leah Yetter Photographer

The river flooded up into the road in the meadows. The cottonwoods sure loved the drink. It finally went down by mid summer but we still had a good amount of mist and fog and overcast days at the start of our summer.

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This golden eagle was onto something special because he didn’t move as I got closer and closer to take his portrait. Something must have floated down the river that he was intent on getting.

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Ol’ Gray wasn’t impressed with the bugs that all this moisture brought with it but as you can see by the looks of his belly, he enjoys the abundance of grass.

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This bull isn’t very impressed. Period.

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But the sun has finally come out and we’ve warmed right up with hot and dry temperatures.

©Leah Yetter Photographer

©Leah Yetter Photographer

©Leah Yetter Photographer

But along with the hot and dry temperatures, the horrific fires that are burning in the Pacific Northwest have blown smoke and haze into our state. There have been a couple of days that the smoke was so thick that staying inside was a must. We continue to have haze from it every other day or so. I pray for all of those in harms way out there.

©Leah Yetter Photographer

©Leah Yetter Photographer

Summer evenings are just about the best around here. The sunsets are incredible and for the second summer in a row, we had a hatch of dragonflies hover in the shade of our home. They are everywhere! The cows are in the hills on summer pasture so the Sand Hill cranes and other wildlife are loving the meadows all to themselves.

That’s about it. I’ve had a lot of wonderful portrait clients come out (and more on the calendar for fall portraits) and have traveled a bit on assignment. Life has dealt us some lemons with the spring and early summer storms. Our roof and my car were totaled out by ping-pong size hail. Ugh. But this too shall pass.

Oh, and did I mention…

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…this little furry boo came into my life around Easter. She’s pretty wild but keeps the mice population in check. She isn’t an indoor kitty. She’s been through a couple of lives already and she’s barely 5 months old. But more on her later. If she sticks around…

Have a great weekend, friends! *Hugs*


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  1. pony said, on August 28, 2015 at 11:44 am

    Welcome back, we’ve missed you!


  2. einfachtilda said, on August 28, 2015 at 12:19 pm

    Super Fotos 👍

    Liked by 1 person

  3. dianegates said, on August 28, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    Leah, it’s sure been a dry spell without your photos lighting up my screen. But this batch sure makes up for what we’ve missed! Wow, girl! Great stuff. Love, love, love the eagle, the skies, everything, but especially new little boo!


    • leahyetter said, on August 31, 2015 at 6:36 am

      Thank you, Diane! It’s been tough trying to find time to blog here lately and I’m so happy that my friends in the blog world are still here. Always great to hear from you!!


  4. Laurie said, on August 29, 2015 at 6:36 am

    Those dragonflies are there to bring you safety and good luck. And the way Collins has started out good luck and safety is needed.


    • leahyetter said, on August 31, 2015 at 6:33 am

      I am counting on those dragonflies, Laurie!!! Thanks to your help and guidance, Collins is hanging in there and is a grrreat hunter of all things rodents. She even caught a cricket that I couldn’t find that was singing in the kitchen. Bless her.


  5. Kevin Hill said, on August 29, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    Ive missed you!


  6. Betty said, on August 29, 2015 at 4:47 pm

    Lovely photos Leah, love the storm cloud formation, & boo. I have a “boo” of my own except I call him Samson because he has such long hair. He arrived at my back door when he was about 6 weeks old, a stray.


    • leahyetter said, on August 31, 2015 at 6:32 am

      Thanks Betty. She’s had quite the start to her furry, wild life. I love the name Samson and long hair cats make me swoon! 🙂


  7. Doris said, on August 30, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    Love the photos, Leah. Good to have you back. And I’m glad to hear about the newcomer – can’t wait to see and read more.


  8. Dounia said, on August 31, 2015 at 8:59 am

    Such beautiful photos! I always look forward to your blog posts and your breathtaking photography. Sorry to hear about the roof and car (hopefully that size hail is a rare occurrence) and I hope the new kitty sticks around. 🙂


  9. robertkarolakstudio said, on August 31, 2015 at 6:31 pm

    I know you have had a very busy schedule and I agree – what a summer? Welcome back!
    Miss your photos


  10. invisibleskylinesphotography said, on March 20, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    An awesome sky!


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