Uprooted Magnolia

Glitter and Cranes

Posted in Nature, Photography by leahyetter on March 17, 2014

There was frost on everything yesterday morning.

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As the sun rose, it turned to glitter. It was so still and beautiful.

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The Sandhill Cranes have started to migrate back but probably weren’t expecting the chill of Sunday morning. I’m glad to see them but the calves aren’t too sure what to make of them.

Happy Monday and Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone!

Crane Covered Meadow

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

Before the leaves fell and the temperature changed, our meadows were covered with Sandhill Cranes.

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I think they like the meadows because we flood irrigate and it’s kind of swampy out there.

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They are fun to watch when coming in for a landing. The fly above the bluffs and circle the meadow before putting their feet down in the tall grass.

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They stand around chirping and calling out to one another.

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I’m told that the almost extinct Whooping Crane usually flies with the Sandhill Cranes. They have headed down south for the winter but when they return I will pay closer attention and hope to spot a Whooping Crane with them.