Friday, April 4, 2014
My next journey was through Broken Kettle Grasslands because that's where the wild buffalo live. Even though I've never seen them here yet, I had a feeling I was going to get lucky on this day. Sure enough, as I traveled down the road looking out my side window, I saw something moving out in the distance.
The thing is, even though I could basically see not much more than specks on the landscape, they didn't look like cows. I could swear that I thought I saw bigger shoulders and heads on these creatures. They couldn't be cows, could they?
I just kept taking as many pictures as I could, hoping they would be good enough and close enough to see. I just knew in my heart the whole time that they had to be buffalo that I was seeing. Last time I did this they turned out to be cows. I wasn't really sure then. I'm glad this time I was completely right.
These buffalo are the biggest wild animals I've ever seen with my own eyes. I've seen plenty of deer, but they don't come close to this size. This is one of those wildlife sightings that makes me feel like I accomplished something. That happens whenever I see something new and special. It's a wonderful feeling. This is why I love nature so much. I'll talk to you later.
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
I really think they were just probably wondering who the nut was who was pointing the stupid box at them. I don't think anyone ever did that to them before. Why would they? There are cows all over the place around here.
I was interested in them because they were a pretty good sized herd. There are plenty of bigger herds of cows around here, even right across the road from these at times, but this was the biggest I saw at the time that were close to the road.
Just the day before yesterday we had summer type temperatures where I didn't even need a jacket. Yesterday evening it snowed a little. That makes it a little difficult to make good plans to go out exploring, but I've been able to do it. The warmer days will happen more and more often now.
I already have some new pictures, so I'll have something more for you than cows in my next post. I have to admit though that I love the cows because they remind me that I'm home. I've never felt at home like I do here. I don't even notice the smell anymore. Cow smell permeates everything around here. Back around Detroit, petroleum smell permeates everything. You only notice if you haven't been to either place in a long time.
I have something good for my next post. I'm thinking a lot about it. I'll talk to you later.