Uprooted Magnolia

Osprey on the Hunt

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

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I spotted this osprey at Glendo State Park this summer. He sat still on this limb above the water looking for fish with those sharp, yellow eyes. Later that day, another osprey flew over the hood of the truck with a fish in his talons.


The Sun’ll Come out

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

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This image is from one of my many wanders this summer. I turned over images and research to my client yesterday. I’ve been cooped up in my dark, cool office for a couple of weeks completing this project and processing images for several other clients. I was excited to wake up today and take a walk to breath in the fresh Wyoming air. I imagined my eyes squinting, hearing the bird singing and simply being in awe of the outdoors again. Unfortunately it is pouring down rain so I’m back in my office. That’s okay, I’m grateful to have the work and the sun will come out soon. I just know it. In the meantime I can reflect on the adventure that took me around the state this summer.
Happy Wednesday!

Herd of Bison at Bear River

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

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Took this image as the sun was rising above the hill.

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This is the herd bull. He’s an older fella…just look at the size of his head!!!

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And here I am squatting right at the rear of the herd bull. All I can say is these guys are fed well and comfortable around people or else I would not have gone in there. It was quite an experience!

Bull Moose at Bear River

Posted in Nature, Photography by leahyetter on July 26, 2014

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He’s a young one, but a handsome one.
Bear River State Park was my first stop. I drove through what felt like a million miles of desert to get almost to the Utah border. This was a small but lovely park with a few miles of nature trails, plenty of wildlife, and great attendance from the surrounding city. I saw two bull moose in the first 4 hours I was there. Pretty amazing.

With the Wyoming Wind, I Travel the Open Roads

Posted in Nature, Photography by leahyetter on July 25, 2014

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I have been overworking and underposting and well, I’ve missed you. But it’s for a good cause.
I have the good fortune to be on the road photographing State Parks around Wonderful Wyoming. Tough life, right? Yeah, well, it is A LOT of time on interstates and back roads and a lot of hard work. But I am having great fun and making friends around the state is definitely a plus. In just seven days of shooting, my lens and I have captured bull elk, bull moose, rock chucks, a herd of bison, big horn sheep, pelicans, charcoal kilns, a ghost town and plenty of antelope and bunnies. I’ve been to prison ( 😉 ), historic forts, and have dodged rattlesnakes and skunks. I’ve even helped to herd cattle off of a park nature trail back to their ranch ground. I had a close call in my Honda with a herd of cow elk and their calves. I was in such shock that I couldn’t get my camera and myself out of the car quick enough to get their portraits. Phew! I’m outta breath.
Anyway, I plan to share bits of this project here when I can. I’ll be heading back out in a couple of days for several more stops but for now, I will be in my office backing up my work in 3 different places for safe-keeping. I have a couple more projects on the burner that need my attention as well. That’s how it is during the warmer months in Wyoming; you gotta get it all done before the hot summer turns to a chilled winter.
I’ll be in touch my friends. xo

Wildflower Moonwalk

Posted in Nature, Photography by leahyetter on July 14, 2014

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I took a drive over to Guernsey, WY this weekend for an evening walk around the park with a local botanist. We hiked around the beautiful grasslands and learned about native and non-native grasses and flowers. It was a beautiful evening and a real treat to learn about plants that inhabit the Wyoming wild-lands. And yes, I asked her about my Bouquet of Poison and she confirmed, like most of you all, that it is indeed Yarrow. Phew! What a relief. 🙂 Happy Monday folks!