Uprooted Magnolia

Summer of the Sunflower

Posted in Nature, Photography by leahyetter on August 31, 2015

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This is the summer of the sunflower. They are livening up roadsides and fields everywhere you turn. They even grown in the cracks of sidewalks! One evening I was sitting on the deck and after the sun went behind Laramie Peak, I noticed the sunflowers in the yard were dancing. The wind was still so upon closer observation, I saw a yellow finch just going to town on sunflower seeds. Happy Monday everyone!

Sunshine Friend

Posted in Nature, Photography by leahyetter on October 10, 2014

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Even though her time is done this year, this sunflower still stands tall. Even though her petals have mostly fallen, she still reaches toward the sun. She fed the birds, spread her seeds and now it’s time to go to sleep for the colder months. I will miss her…until next year my sunshine friend. 🙂

Flowers ’cause I Miss You

Posted in Nature, Photography by leahyetter on September 29, 2014

I have been blog weary lately. I am sorry. My business has been keeping me occupied and on the go like crazy and I just haven’t had time to blog about it. While I’m not caught up with delivering to my wonderful clients, I am happy to bring you some happy sunflowers. 🙂

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…and a happy ladybug!

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After we brought a few calves home to wean last week, Patrick pointed out this REAL sunflower by the calving barn. It gave me an idea to throw seeds for a sunflower patch next summer. I love the contrast against the tin.

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This is how it looked this morning. It was a wet and rainy morning but I think the sun might be coming out. I wouldn’t know because I am to be locked in my office ALL DAY to get my work done.
Happy Monday friends! Matilda and I have missed you. xoxo

a Gentle Summer Breeze and Hope

Posted in Nature, Photography by leahyetter on June 27, 2014

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Needle and thread grass and mini sunflowers in June are a sure sign of a wet summer. Can you feel the breeze blowing through the grass as the scent of sage whirls all around you? That’s exactly how it was in the moment I took this image. It’s just another beautiful day in paradise here in wonderful Wyoming. I wish you all a beautiful weekend my friends!
My heart is filled with hope as I got word this morning that a family member who was in a horrible car accident is doing well through her surgery. With a broken pelvis and dislocated leg, she is in for a long recovery. And so, with the help of her wonderful network of friends and family, her 2 little boys and dedicated husband, she WILL pull through. I love you Christine!

Sentiments of Summer’s Past

Posted in Nature, Photography by leahyetter on February 22, 2014
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skeletons of last summer’s sunflowers

As the snow begins to fall again today, I’m feeling sure that I am ready for spring and summer. And so are the sunflowers!

Sultry Sunflower

Posted in Nature, Photography by leahyetter on July 12, 2013

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Lately it’s been too hot to go far from the back door. So I grabbed a shot of a close-by sunflower blowing in the hot, dragon breath wind and added some texture.
Have a great weekend friends. Here’s hoping for a cool snap for our weekend adventures. Doubtful, but hopeful.

Soft Abstracts

Posted in Nature, Photography by leahyetter on July 9, 2013

More close-ups.
These abstracts of sunflowers were shot by removing my lens, reversing it and shooting through it backwards. It is not attached to the camera so your focus is by physically moving closer to the subject. My focus is a little soft because I was dealing with the wind moving my subjects all around. I think they are still pretty interesting though.

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Free-lensing macro is pretty fun but if you are uptight about dust on your sensor, it’s not the best idea. I enjoy taking chances. I’ve done it before with fun results of snowflakes.

Full Bloom

Posted in Nature, Photography by leahyetter on July 1, 2013

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These sunny girls always make me smile.  Hope this helps your Monday be bright!

Ready to Pop!

Posted in Nature, Photography by leahyetter on June 29, 2013

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Exciting things are happening in our little corner of this big blue ball we all occupy. It’s been a tough go this year but I can finally see a little light at the end of this dark tunnel. And one to certainly not overlook is the fact that sunflowers are popping up earlier than usual. I bet throwing sunflower seed to the chickens may have encouraged this crop along but still, I’m seeing them growing wildly along the gravel roads too.

Happy Saturday my friends!


At Sunset

Posted in Nature, Photography by leahyetter on August 29, 2012

It’s hard to be outside in the middle of the day because the heat is high and the air is so dry. But I do enjoy a good hike while the sun goes down. Here are some captures of my wanders.

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The turkey hens and their chicks are still hanging in there.

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We don’t have as many sunflowers this summer like we usually do but a couple have popped up along the road.

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There’s a storm rollin’ in.

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Patrick is now riding Crazy Alice.  After working with her in the round pen during his down time, putting shoes on her fresh hooves, and working her a little around cows and other horses, we feel she’s coming along quite well.

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Notice the rain in the left of the image and a partial rainbow, we call a sundog, in the right of the image. But because we are in such a drought, the rain evaporates before making it to down to the ground.

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Antelope ran from me and the sound of thunder.

I hope you have a great week. My thoughts today are with the folks along the gulf coast. If I could, I’d take all that rain from you in a heartbeat.


Posted in Nature, Photography by leahyetter on September 15, 2011

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It’s been foggy and misty the last couple of days. The ground needs it and the flowers are loving it.

Hope this brightens your colorless and gray Thursday Wheatland! My camera and I are looking forward to your colorful autumn beauty.

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!

Rising Beneath the Setting Sun

Posted in Nature, Photography by leahyetter on August 19, 2011

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I love the color mixture and the reflection of the sky in the stream. The yellows and green, pinks and purples.
Ahhhh it all makes for a peaceful sunset.

Happy Friday everyone! I’ll have one more sunset image for you tomorrow and then next week, I can’t wait to show you images from a local garden tour I ventured on this week. It was a Master Garden Tour and you wouldn’t believe the hidden treasures I’ve stumbled upon in this small town. I’m not talking just a bunch of pretty flowers. I’m talking herbs, veggies, fruit, and even a vineyard! Who’d a thunk a vineyard would be right here, just around the corner.
Stay tuned!

Flower for Friday

Posted in Nature, Photography by leahyetter on August 12, 2011

She shines brightly in the setting sun.

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Standing tall in the setting sun.


Happy Friday everyone!


Seasons of a Sunflower

Posted in Nature, Photography by leahyetter on December 18, 2010

During warm months, we are surrounded by her beautiful bloom.

In the fall, her head turns brown while winter looms.

And when the snow falls on her crispy petals and leaves,

she still stands tall, not giving in to the chilly gloom.


Bee to Sunflower

Posted in Nature, Photography, Wildlife by leahyetter on August 19, 2010

I pulled down the driveway and spotted our turkeys waddling across the dirt road. I turned the car off and they stopped to look me over. Slowly and quietly I grabbed my camera off the seat and stepped out. They waddled off so I focused on a sunflower patch to get my exposure set. I followed the camera shy turkeys and photographed them until they disappeared over the hill. It wasn’t until I put my card into the computer that I found I had captured a bee on his way to pollinate this sunflower.

I love it when accidental images happen. As you can see, I’ve experimented with different filters in Photoshop. I fell in love with some framed Giclee photographic prints in a gallery in Martha’s Vineyard.  It got my creative juices flowing.

P.S. None of the turkey portraits turned out.