Uprooted Magnolia

10 Days in Georgia= Babies, Brides, and Rock & Roll

Posted in Family, Georgia, Photography, Travel, Wild Life by leahyetter on May 13, 2011

My recent trip back east was very busy and so much fun.

Aidan and Alena

I met the brand new son of one of my favorite couples in my hometown.

Jubee and The Morning After at Grants Lounge in Macon

Attended a fabulous rehearsal party for another favorite couple and enjoyed the tunes of Macon’s newest and hottest bands, Jubee and The Morning After.

Dad and Joey

Spent quality time with my Dad and nephew.

Patches

Patches never missed a family gathering. She was always in the middle of everything.  She would even eat when we ate.

Walden-Weatherford Wedding Extravaganza at the Cox Capital Theatre in Macon

Laughed, cried, and rocked out at the Wedding of the Year. Will and Kate who?

My baby cousin Delta and her fiance Matthew

Photographed a newly engaged couple.

Echo and the Bunnymen lead singer, Ian McCulloch

And ended the adventure in Atlanta photographing a concert with my bestie in the most difficult venue and lighting set up that I have ever been tossed into. More about that on Concert Sutra at a later date.

All in all it was a great trip. The weather was pleasant and the cicadas were loud and creepy. Dad says he can’t believe they’ve got to deal with those insects every 13 years. 😉

I was able to laugh with most but not all of my dear friends. I did not get a chance to visit my friends at Theatre Macon and I send my apologies to them. I WILL spend time there on my next trip back east because I truly miss them.

Today, I’m getting geared up for full day of shooting at the University of Wyoming tomorrow and I’m very much looking forward to it

Happy Friday my friends. Uprooted Magnolia will be back in full Wyoming swing next week. I’ve got brandings to shoot, landscapes to fill my lens, and more Wyo spring air to inhale.

Toodles,
Leah


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The Gathering of the Bulls

Posted in Cattle Roundup, Wild Life by leahyetter on June 24, 2010

On Fathers Day, it seemed only appropriate to gather the bulls from the distant meadows to eventually put them in with the cows. The calves are growing up so it’s time to make new ones. We don’t want the cows to suffer from empty nest syndrome now do we? On this particular day, the bulls were quite agreeable and didn’t give us much trouble at all.

They marched through the meadows like good soldiers. Except for the occasional snort and kicking of dirt, it was a slow and easy process.

It  took a little convincing but they made it through the gate without any hassle.

They stopped for a quick snack of flowering yucca weed.

And they made the turn into the corral nice and easy. But this was only the first set of bulls that needed gathering.

The next day we released the bulls with the cows for a little flirting and baby making.

Fast forward to yesterday when it was time to get the last of the bulls. I thought hey no big deal, just like earlier in the week, we’ll get them right in no problem. Well, I was terribly mistaken. These guys were a lot feistier than the previous group. The fighting started almost immediately.

It got rougher and tougher as time went on.

We started to worry that they might drown. They kind of look like hippos don’t they?

They started to slow it down and just stood head to head in a definite power struggle.

This guy was getting sick of the fighting too. He just stood there bellowing trying to beak them up.

Once they got out of the water, it started all over again.

We did get them into the corral and they will be placed with the cows eventually. It’s a good thing, they need to release that testosterone and fast!