Uprooted Magnolia

After the Rain

Posted in Nature, Photography by leahyetter on June 28, 2012

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A creepy crawly insect was enjoying the flavor of this coneflower/black-eyed susan. (the internet has confused me as to what kind of wildflower this is)

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Ladybug glistening on turkey foot grass out back.

©Leah Yetter Photographer

When I looked up from my spot in the tall grass, I saw the elusive jackrabbit.  These little guys are so hard to photograph because they move so fast. I mean as soon as I spot one, poof, he’s gone. But this guy stuck around long enough for one click.


Sneaky Cows and Painted Grasshopper

Posted in Cattle Roundup, Georgia, Nature, Wildlife by leahyetter on August 20, 2010

We gathered a few of the neighbors cows the other evening because they sneaked into our pasture when we weren’t looking.  All ranchers put up with cattle thinking the grass is greener over the fence. So it’s not unusual to get a call about cattle leaks. We drove the rhinos through our rocky pasture and directed the cows back home.

The sun was setting and it was turning into a beautiful evening. A storm was brewing miles away but never reached us. That gave way for some really nice light topping the hills.

Look at the colors on this little guy. He is Dactylotum bicolor aka painted grasshopper.

Not only do we put up with an abundance of grasshoppers but also hopping around are very happy and very loud locusts.

I remember sitting on the front porch of a Georgia neighbor and his friend visiting from New York said “What is that noise, do you guys here that”? And in unison we all said “What”? He was referring to the songs of the katydids and we were so used to it, we didn’t even hear it anymore. Well my Georgia friends, I hear their songs out here too and it makes me think of y’all.

Have a great weekend everyone.


The Five Points Ranch

Posted in Nature, Stormy Skies, Travel, Wildlife by leahyetter on July 8, 2010

We  took a quick drive to Nebraska for a barbecue on July 4th.  We weren’t there long but we had enough time to fish and hunt elk. By fish I mean with a fly-rod. Patrick taught me how to fly-fish. I caught a few too! And by hunt elk of course I mean with my camera. I have never been this close to elk unless it’s hanging on someone’s wall. Out in the hills around the ranch where we live, I will see them way off in the distance and usually it’s just their rear-end getting the heck away from us. But on this trip, we located them at sunset and sunrise.  They posed for us and it was incredible.

Click this image for some close-ups of elk in the velvet.

Elk silhouette at sunrise

Click this image to see the area and insects that hopped and fluttered around us while we fished in the ponds that were FULL of bass. We spent time with Patrick’s Uncle Rich and his lovely gal and her two kids. Storms would creep up on us and quickly move along which created great conditions for the fish to bite.

the beautiful calm before the storm

Needless to say we had a great time.  Thanks Uncle Rich!

Love Bugs

Posted in Home, Nature, Wildlife by leahyetter on June 9, 2010
Springtime on Dakota Ranch continues.

little love bugs

very coordinated little love bugs

Happy Hump Day my friends!