Uprooted Magnolia

Bouquet of Poison

Posted in Nature, Photography by leahyetter on July 9, 2014

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I picked a bouquet of beautiful wildflowers while working on a project for a client this past weekend. I came home and Googled these wildflowers and realized that 90% of what I picked were poisonous to livestock and humans. But only if you ingest them of course. So here we have a ladybug hanging on Poisonous Hemlock.  Hemlock was used in ancient Greece to poison condemned prisoners. It is said that Socrates was given this after being condemned to death for impiety.
I still have the bouquet on my porch. Patrick has been real nice to me lately. Probably out of fear that I may boil hemlock in his tea. I would NEVER….or would I? (Que dramatic Law & Order chime and spooky laugh) 🙂
Happy Hump Day folks!


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.

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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.

Hang in there Ladybug

Posted in Nature, Photography by leahyetter on May 7, 2012

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We are working cattle today but this ladybug and I wanted to take a minute to say hi!
Hang in there, I know it’s Monday and I hope you have a good one.

Goodnight Ladybug

Posted in Nature, Photography by leahyetter on August 29, 2011

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I hope you all on the east coast  are safe and recovering from the battering of Irene. We had a fairly uneventful weekend, except we did get rain yesterday. A lot of it. Some areas got a pounding, some got a trickle. Not sure what Squaw Mountain got but she sure could have used it last weekend. She’s a little smokey here and there but the worst of it is over. I hope to get up there to survey the aftermath one of these days.

On my walk through a sunflower patch yesterday evening, I had to watch out for stinging ants on their stems and leaves. And then I saw a ladybug, settling in for the night.

Onward and upward my friends, hope you are having a great start to your week!