Uprooted Magnolia

All Is Quiet

Posted in Photography, Winter by leahyetter on January 1, 2018

Happy New Year, my friends! All is quiet and frozen in our corner of paradise.

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We had a white Christmas with a lovely snowfall.

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I mean, some may not think the snowfall is lovely, but I sure like it from time to time.

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Snow showers have been off and on during this entire holiday season but I think I am finally ready for a warm-up. Temperatures have been mostly in the low teens during the day and below zero during the nights.

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This first morning of the New Year is a frosty 10 degrees.

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We may be in luck with warmer temps later this week. Fingers crossed! 🙂

I want to wish you all a very Happy 2018. May happiness, good health and true peace be with you and yours.

Cheers and Love,


Tilda Tuesday: Where’s Tilda?

Posted in Matilda, Photography by leahyetter on October 14, 2014

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Like many of us here in Wyoming, Matilda is often outdoors enjoying this beautiful fall weather. She loves to hide behind the sagebrush and jump out with a burst of energy and pounce onto the deck. She may be 17 years old, but she sure doesn’t know it. Happy Tilda Tuesday everyone! 🙂

Tilda Tuesday: Through DEVO Glasses

Posted in Matilda, Photography by leahyetter on September 30, 2014

“I have noticed that what cats most appreciate in a human being is not the ability to produce food which they take for granted–but his or her entertainment value.” -Geoffrey Household

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Matilda was helping me organize my photo shoot props. Apparently my rush to get everything ready for my next shoot was really entertaining for her. Silly Tilly. 🙂

Tilda Tuesday: Sunburst

Posted in Matilda, Photography by leahyetter on September 2, 2014

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It’s getting to be that time of year again when Matilda rotates around the house throughout the day seeking out the sunny spots. 38 degrees this morning. Yikes!


Tilda Tuesday: Missing her Momma

Posted in Matilda, Photography by leahyetter on August 12, 2014

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Tilly misses me when I go out of town. This last trip really did a number on her so now that I am home she doesn’t let me out her sight much. We snuggle at sunrise, she sits in my office window all day while I work, and we watch the sun set after supper. It’ll get back to normal soon but for now, snuggle sessions are abundant! 🙂


Tilda Tuesday: Summer Evenings

Posted in Matilda, Photography by leahyetter on July 29, 2014

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Happy Tilda Tuesday everyone!
We’re not the only ones that love to watch the sun set. Tilly loves her summer evenings on the deck. I don’t normally let her sit on the picnic table but for portrait purposes, I let it slide this time. 🙂

Tilda Tuesday: In the Weeds

Posted in Matilda, Photography by leahyetter on July 15, 2014

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Ugh. As they say in the restaurant business, I’m in the weeds. I’m trying to find some balance in all this busyness so you know what that means? It’s time to step away from it all for a few moments. And that’s what Matilda and I did this morning. We stepped outside for some fresh air and I decided I’d try the multiple exposure function on my Canon 70D. I was encouraged to try this from my friend Tracie over HERE. I’ve done some double exposures in Photoshop by layering but this is the first time I’ve tried this function in camera. I obviously need more practice. In this image, one shot is of sagebrush and a bald sky. The other is of Tilda but because of the bald sky, there isn’t any detail for her upper half. But I like the stripes and curl of her tail. 🙂
Our little walk made it all better. Happy Tilda Tuesday everyone!

Tilda Tuesday: Pick a Winner!

Posted in Matilda, Photography by leahyetter on July 8, 2014

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Looks like Tilly is digging for nose goblins. 🙂
Not really, I just caught her during bath time. Happy Tilda Tuesday everyone!

Tilda Tuesday: Crouching Tiger

Posted in Matilda, Photography by leahyetter on July 1, 2014

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My little pumpkin sunshine of love crouches in a warm window sill to watch me work in the yard. 🙂
Happy Tilda Tuesday my friends!

a Gentle Summer Breeze and Hope

Posted in Nature, Photography by leahyetter on June 27, 2014

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Needle and thread grass and mini sunflowers in June are a sure sign of a wet summer. Can you feel the breeze blowing through the grass as the scent of sage whirls all around you? That’s exactly how it was in the moment I took this image. It’s just another beautiful day in paradise here in wonderful Wyoming. I wish you all a beautiful weekend my friends!
My heart is filled with hope as I got word this morning that a family member who was in a horrible car accident is doing well through her surgery. With a broken pelvis and dislocated leg, she is in for a long recovery. And so, with the help of her wonderful network of friends and family, her 2 little boys and dedicated husband, she WILL pull through. I love you Christine!

Tilda Tuesday: resting our creative bones

Posted in Matilda, Photography by leahyetter on June 24, 2014

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Matilda and I have been in a creative slump these last couple of weeks. It’s okay, it happens occasionally. She enjoys her 12 hour naps in the guest bedroom while I work around the house and yard, schedule photo shoots, and learn how to drive my new-to-me mountain bike. I have big projects lined up for this summer and I’m hoping my bike will come in handy. Anyway, Tilda and I are doing good and hope the same goes for you!
Meows and hugs to you on this fine Tilda Tuesday. 🙂

Once a Nestling, Now a Young Owl

Posted in Nature, Photography by leahyetter on June 5, 2014

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I took this image of the Great Horned Owl and her Nestling exactly three weeks ago. I’ve been checking on them every other day or so since then and they’ve been hanging out and stretching their wings. I guess momma has been teaching baby to fly for some time now. I knew the time was drawing near.

I’ve gone to the bluff every day this week.

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The nest is empty. It has been quiet there all week. I’d say their timing is good because the river is up so high and is raging past the bluffs. The nestling is now a young owl and is flying the skies with ma and pa. I do hope they will come back and reuse this nest. Or at least stay around the area.

What an adventure it has been and I am delighted I got to share this with my folks and with you all. 🙂

Tilda Tuesday: Bright-eyed and Bushy

Posted in Matilda, Photography by leahyetter on June 3, 2014

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Matilda Badilda gets excited when cameras and tripods are by the door. But really she’s just impatiently waiting for me to fill her food bowl before I go out shooting. Silly Tilly.

Tilda Tuesday: The Grands

Posted in Family, Matilda, Photography by leahyetter on May 13, 2014

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We have very special guests staying with us this week and Matilda especially couldn’t be more excited. Her grandpa (my dad) and gammy (dad’s lovely wife) have made the trip out from Georgia for a visit. Tilly has fresh laps to cover in her orange and white fur. She turned and looked at me with crossed eyes after I took this shot. I’d say she’s in heaven. And so am I. 🙂
Happy Tilda Tuesday my friends!

Tilda Tuesday: Follow Me!

Posted in Matilda, Photography by leahyetter on May 6, 2014

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Matilda loves to unplug and go for a walk. She always seems to say “follow me!” She loves rolling in the sand but I am anxious for grass to grow.
Hope you take a moment to unplug and take a walk outside. That’s where I will be all day today… until the rain comes. Happy Tilda Tuesday!

Tilda Tuesday: Relaxation Envy

Posted in Matilda, Photography by leahyetter on April 29, 2014

Who among us hasn’t envied a cat’s ability to ignore the cares of daily life and to relax completely? – Karen Brademeyer

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Even though her momma has been super busy these last few weeks, Matilda patiently (or rather impatiently) waits for her favorite lap to be still. This is a daily occurrence. I wish I could be as relaxed as she is on this sunny window sill.
Happy Tilda Tuesday. She apologizes for her two week absence. xoxo

Tilda Tuesday: Waiting for Momma

Posted in Matilda, Photography by leahyetter on April 8, 2014

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We are starting a new tradition. I let Matilda out at daybreak when I head down to check the cattle. She impatiently waits for me on the deck and then we head in for breakfast together. It’s still a little chilly so she held a paw up this morning. Sweetness. ♥

Happy and Proud Cow Mommas

Posted in Calving, Photography by leahyetter on April 2, 2014

Momma loves baby.

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These guys are keeping me busy! And I love it. 🙂

Tilda Tuesday: Not Always the Center of Attention

Posted in Matilda, Photography by leahyetter on April 1, 2014

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Matilda was appalled that this photo shoot was about a precious 6 month old baby and not of her. Silly Tilly.

Tilda Tuesday: Shadow Play

Posted in Matilda, Photography by leahyetter on March 18, 2014

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I’m still trying to get the perfect a shadow portrait of my girl. Her head is turned too much here because she’s looking at my lap, ready to curl up. But the light that shoots in at sunset is beautiful and when she perches on the arm of the couch, it cast a neat shadow image. It’s a work in progress though.
Happy Tilda Tuesday everyone!