Uprooted Magnolia

Twinkle

Posted in Nature, Photography by leahyetter on May 19, 2015

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The sun can came out briefly this weekend and twinkled like little stars in the puddles around the meadow.
Looks like rain all week. I guess rain boots and umbrellas are in store for all of my shoots this weekend.


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Weaning in the Rain

Posted in Cattle Roundup, Nature, Photography, Ranching, Stormy Skies by leahyetter on September 23, 2013

It’s been a whole week since I last spoke with you all. My excuse is that I came down with a major head cold that stopped me in my tracks. My ears are still echoing but I’m through the worst of it I hope. It happened when we went from warm sunny days to immediate overcast and rain showers. And this day of weaning our calves on the mountain probably didn’t help much.

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I was in the pickup so I didn’t get too wet during the gather. But with assistance from some cowboys and cake (mineral snacks for the cows), we had a successful gather.

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It was just a cool mist during the first hour of the gather but as soon as we got to the corrals, it was really raining.

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The cowboys separated the cow mommas from the grown calves.      ©Leah Yetter Photographer

Mommas peered through the fence while I guarded the gate.

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Calves called out for momma….

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…and momma called out for baby.
This is my least favorite part of ranch life but it’s part of it. The calves are physically ready to leave momma but not emotionally. They never are. Neither am I.

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As we left with the trailer load of calves, the rain was really coming down. Then it rained for the entire week. This was two weeks ago and we weren’t able to bring the cow mommas off the mountain until this past weekend. The roads were muddy and washed out and the trailer wouldn’t have made it.
As of this weekend, we are all home and are gearing up for winter. The cows are successfully bred and they’ll have their new babies in the spring. Looking forward to our first winter on our new ranch.


Waterlogged

Posted in Nature, Photography by leahyetter on September 13, 2013

Seems like we never get rain out here.

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But after an overcast weekend and ever since Wednesday, the rain has been coming down. Often in a mist, and sometimes in a quick downpour.

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We are very pleased for the sake of our grass and I’m sure the farmers are smiling too.

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But Colorado is having a heck of a time with flooding. The interstate and other highways from here to there are closed. Our weekend plans are all washed up and I pray that my friends and the folks of CO will stay safe and dry.

What a dramatic introduction to autumn. But whats the wild west without a little weather drama, eh?


Raindrops

Posted in Nature, Photography by leahyetter on May 11, 2013

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So thankful for the Saturday rain storms breezing through the hills today and over the last few days.  🙂