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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! 🙂

Autumn Backdrop

Posted in Nature, Photography by leahyetter on October 8, 2014

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We have been blessed with some beautiful days as we ease into Fall. I share this view with you a lot because I am so thankful for it. The cows are home, all are bred and we are gearing up for another winter. But before the first snowflakes fly, I have portrait sessions scheduled this month with this as the backdrop. Pretty awesome don’t you think? Have a beautiful day my friends! 🙂

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!

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!


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!

Well Looky Here!

Posted in Nature, Photography by leahyetter on June 30, 2014

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We spotted our first fawn this weekend. I wasn’t sure if I’d ever get to see them here at our new place but sure enough, this doe and her baby passed through the meadows yesterday afternoon. I am giddy with excitement but I did keep my distance. I want her to feel safe to come back.

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She stopped for a little sip of mother’s milk. So sweet!

Flashing a Smile

Posted in Photography by leahyetter on June 25, 2014

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Baby goats and little girls in tutus, that’s what a recent family portrait session was made of. I have some great neighbors who stopped us on the road where we were shooting and said they had 5 baby goats who just love little girls in tutus. He was right! We had a blast and the goats were precious. The girls were a little hesitant about getting too close, heck the goats were a little shy as well. All in all we got some great shots that day and I giggled and cooed when this shy guy flashed a smile.

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. 🙂

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

Lamb Love

Posted in Nature, Photography by leahyetter on April 18, 2014

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I have had a very busy week with calving. Very busy. So I thought I’d share a quickie with you. I’m working on a top secret project with a friend/client and she took me to see her neighbors that are lambing. Isn’t she precious!
Have a great weekend my friends and Happy Easter to you and yours.

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. ♥

Tender Moments at Calving Time

Posted in Calving, Photography by leahyetter on April 7, 2014

Not unlike most days lately, I spent most of my Saturday down with the cows. Normally it would be a quick trip down, count them, check the health of the calves, and head back to the house. But as I made my way down, I saw #25 across the river giving birth to her calf right along the riverbank. So, I found a comfy spot by a Cottonwood tree and snapped some shots of them.

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I had to stay with them to make sure the calf didn’t tumble into the river. These little guys could drown in a mud puddle. I wasn’t going to go to them right away because they needed time to bond. The calf needed to get on his feet and suckle.

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It did and I kept my distance. I always enjoy the opportunity to watch these tender moments.

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The spot that I found had a good view of a second cow who I knew was calving.

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#13 stimulated her calf to his feet and they bonded as well.

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Slimy calf with milk on his lips. That’s what we like to see!

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After a couple of hours or so of monitoring these 2 sets, Patrick and I brought #25 and her calf across the river safely to join the rest of the herd.