Uprooted Magnolia

Tilda Tuesday: Nice Day for a Walk

Posted in Matilda, Photography by leahyetter on March 11, 2014

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Matilda took me for a walk yesterday. The weather was gorgeous once the wind laid down. Today hasn’t reached above freezing and there is snow on the ground. Go figure. Looks like it’s just me going out in it today. Tilly turned her nose up at me when I opened the door and has decided to stay under the covers instead.
Happy Tilda Tuesday everyone!


Tilda Tuesday: All Curled Up

Posted in Matilda, Photography by leahyetter on February 25, 2014

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Matilda is all curled up and under the covers.

I envision us exiting the house in a couple of months like Dorothy and Toto; eyes wide and jaws dropped when we finally see the world in color. But for now, it’s just white snow on the ground and gray skies up above.


Tilda Tuesday: Window Sculpture

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

“There’s no need for a piece of sculpture in a home that has a cat.” -Wesley Bates

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There is often a sculpture on the sunny window ledge behind the curtain. She’s orange and fuzzy and wear’s a smile when she’s there.


Tilda Tuesday: the Best Seat in the House

Posted in Matilda, Photography by leahyetter on February 11, 2014

“If you want the best seat in the house, you’ll have to move the cat.”
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When the temperature was below zero many days last week, Matilda took up residence right up against the wood stove. I can’t blame her though. I stood there a few times myself.
Today the snow is blowing and melting at a fast pace and it looks like we will have warmer temperatures this week.
Have a happy Tilda Tuesday!


Tilda Tuesday: Bella

Posted in Matilda, Photography, Winter by leahyetter on February 4, 2014

“You stay out there, I stay in here. We’ll get along better that way.”- Matilda, 2013
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I shot this last May when we were in our temporary home in the hills after moving from the ranch. May 1st we had a gazillion inches of snow on the ground. Well, it felt like a gazillion. It was up to my waist in some spots. Anyway, this is Bella, the Pyrenees watch dog. She watches over the chickens, ducks, and goats of this homestead and she could not figure out why there was a cat inside and why couldn’t she get to it through that glass. It took a couple weeks for Bella to stop throwing herself against the glass barking trying to get Matilda.
And before you get all “awe poor Bella, she should be let inside from the cold.” This girl has a coat on her thicker than anything you can buy in a sporting goods store and she would be so miserable if she had to be indoors. She frolics through the snow like it’s not even there. She’s happiest in cold temps. Plus, she has to a job to do.

Feels like we are getting a zillion inches of snow today. It’s been snowing since early morning, before the sun came up, and it’s still coming down.

Happy Tilda Tuesday everyone. She is under the covers and will most likely not come out until June. 🙂


All Bundled Up

Posted in Photography, Winter by leahyetter on February 3, 2014

The wind finally died down and snow started to stick Thursday evening. When Patrick got home, we went out to feed the cows. They get so excited when they here the crumpling sound of the cake sack.

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As you can probably tell, they NEVER miss a meal and Patrick just about got trampled by the excited girls.

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Friday and Saturday mornings were overcast and snow squalls blew through several times a day giving us 3 or 4 inches on the ground. Days like these call for bundling up in my snowmobiling coveralls for a wander to the meadows to check on critters.

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I got a wink and a smile from Gray. I can tell he’s having fun because he’s covered in mud. Pretty typical for this guy.

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Crabby Alice debated on whether or not she wanted to come over and visit with me.

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The Bay horse in the background is a bit bashful so he doesn’t get portraits very often. But I’ll get him one day.
Alice needs to wipe her nose. 😉

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I love the pattern and chaos of the Cottonwood tree forest that surrounds us.

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We celebrated Patrick’s birthday this weekend by chopping firewood, sitting by the river, and enjoying the quiet scenery of home. And of course I demanded a Birthday portrait of us. I used my new trigger remote with the camera on the tripod and my nifty fifty lens.
We have more snow ahead of us this week but the sun came out yesterday and today. Hello February!


Tilda Tuesday: Dashing through the…NO.

Posted in Matilda, Photography by leahyetter on January 28, 2014

Dashing through the snow is not on the agenda….ever.
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Matilda thought she wanted to go outside even though the deck turned all white. As soon as she stepped out, she hightailed it right back inside before I could say I told ya so. She’s still my little warm weather Georgia girl.

Speaking of, my Georgia family is supposed to get snow today. You guys hang in there, keep the cats in, and enjoy it!


Tilda Tuesday: her Camera, take two

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

Cats make life a little sweeter.
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This shot cracks me up. Matilda was so not amused and wouldn’t give me eye contact for quite  a while.
This is an outtake from the shoot with her camera we did a few months ago. Hope it makes you smile. 🙂


Tilda Tuesday: So Sleepy

Posted in Matilda, Photography by leahyetter on January 7, 2014

“Cats have led us every step of the way. Teaching us the importance of unconditional love, and the value of a really good afternoon nap.”– Author Unknown
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Matilda never misses her morning, afternoon and evening naps. She doesn’t let bath time get in the way either.
Happy Tilda Tuesday!


Through the December Snow

Posted in Nature, Photography by leahyetter on December 24, 2013

“With cheeks like roses”, we here at Uprooted Magnolia from our chilly ranchette wish you and yours a splendid and very Merry Christmas.

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Wishing you togetherness…

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Scrumptious-ness…

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Curiosity….

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and smiles. Lots of smiles.  🙂
Happy Holidays to you, my sweet friends from around the globe. Be well.

P.S. Matilda is taking a break from Tilda Tuesday but don’t worry, she’s curled up by the fire waiting for her next meal.


Tilda Tuesday: Snuggle Session

Posted in Matilda, Photography by leahyetter on December 17, 2013

“Cats are perfect companions. Independent and resourceful, yet there when you need a cuddle.”
– Author Unknown

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Patrick snapped this a couple years ago during a Matilda and Momma snuggle session. I love her little tootsies in this one. Snuggle sessions are a great way to wind down from these busy times we live in. I hope you will be able to slow down during the hustle and bustle of the holidays. It does a body (and a kitty) good. 😉
Happy Tilda Tuesday!


Tilda Tuesday: Free Thinker

Posted in Matilda, Photography by leahyetter on December 10, 2013

“You know you can’t tell a cat nothin’ sweetheart.”- Skip Yetter (my Dad)

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We are having windspeeds up to 65mph and it’s cold cold cold. But Matilda still thinks she wants to go outside. Even though I tell her and warn her that it’s miserable, she just doesn’t listen. I let her out and in less than 30 seconds she’s shivering and hollering to come back in. My dad and I were laughing about this the other day and he said the quote above in his best southern drawl. I thought it was funny. 🙂


Tilda Tuesday: Peekaboo Kitteh

Posted in Matilda, Photography by leahyetter on December 3, 2013

If only cats grew into kittens. – R. Stern
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Here is one from the early days when she was about 3 or 4 months old. I got Matilda when I was a year out of high school and I lived with several girlfriends in an old house in the historic district of my hometown. I kept her indoors but she would often disappear and reappear with the dirtiest paws I had ever seen. I stalked her one day only to find out she found a hole in the foyer wall and was exploring the entire house inside the walls! One day she came out of the cabinet underneath the sink. Her own secret passageway from the foyer to the kitchen. She found a whole new world in there. Oh kittens, what fun they can be. 🙂
Edited-PS: I spelled “Kitteh” on purpose. It’s fun to pronounce it “Kitteh”.


Tilda Tuesday: Jungle Kitty

Posted in Matilda, Photography by leahyetter on November 26, 2013

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I did this little photo shoot with Matilda a long time ago. She liked to sun herself on the AC unit outside my apartment and there was a gorgeous weeping willow beside it. I had just gotten a new camera and who better than her to help me test it out. Every time I look at the top left image, I imagine her saying “hey, come on mom, join me won’t you?” 🙂

I am so thankful for my little muse. Happy Tilda Tuesday everyone! xoxo


Tilda Tuesday: Puny

Posted in Matilda, Photography by leahyetter on November 19, 2013

“Soft kitty, Warm kitty, Little ball of fur.”– from The Big Bang Theory

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Matilda had a bladder infection a couple weeks ago. It was very tough on her because she is so old. I thought I lost her actually. But I noticed it right away and got her in to the vet first thing the next morning. Poor girl. After two weeks of antibiotics, she has perked up and is back to her ornery self.
This image depicts those two weeks. Tilda in her soft kitty bed with extra blankets by the fire; pretty much her go-to spot these days.


Mad About Trains

Posted in Photography by leahyetter on November 15, 2013

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I’m quite partial to trains. It’s probably because my nephews are so fond of them. (<— understatement)
My brother and sister-in-law know every song and every name of the characters in the Thomas phenomena. Bless them.  When I visit, we are either playing with the train sets or I am tasked with drawing and coloring trains. I’ll share my photos of trains with them sometime and see if they approve.
Have a great weekend!


Tilda Tuesday: Georgia Snow

Posted in Matilda, Photography by leahyetter on November 12, 2013

Cats are smarter than dogs. You can’t get eight cats to pull a sled through the snow. — Jeff Valdez
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Matilda is no stranger to snow. I shot this back in 2002 during one of our bizarre and very rare Georgia snows. She didn’t know what to think. I’ll let her decide if she wants to step into a Wyoming snow this winter. I’m betting not but that girl surprises me every day.

Happy Tilda Tuesday friends!


Tilda Tuesday: Sunshine Love

Posted in Matilda, Photography by leahyetter on November 5, 2013

“If there is one spot of sun spilling onto the floor, a cat will find it and soak it up.” – Joan Asper McIntosh

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So true.


Tilda Tuesday: with Harriet

Posted in Matilda, Photography by leahyetter on October 29, 2013

“The cat has too much spirit to have no heart”. – Ernest Menault
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Matilda loved my mother. When mom came to my apartment, Matilda came out from wherever she was snoozing to get in her lap. In fact any and all cats loved that woman and she loved them right back.
I shot this sometime in ’06 after mom went through months of hefty chemotherapy treatments. Her hair was growing back in and she was feeling pretty good.

This Thursday marks 7 years since mom passed. I thought this would be a fitting shot for today’s Tilda Tuesday.
Have a good one friends!


Tilda Tuesday: Keeping Warm

Posted in Matilda, Photography by leahyetter on October 22, 2013

A cat improves the garden wall in sunshine, and the hearth in foul weather. – Judith Merkle Riley

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Matilda has a new spot. Lately I’ve been finding her crouched by the wood stove that we just installed. She would cozy right up to it so I grabbed her bed and put it on the hearth for her. That’s her hearth now.