Who would expect that little old Traverse City, Michigan would have buffalo!
Behind our home is a large stretch of land which includes a local greenhouse that supplies a lot of the garden centers in the spring and some buffalo! They get moved to different areas to graze and this time they were close to the road.
The big one staring at me in the first picture decided to stand up and do his duty...I guess that's what he thought of me!! LOL
This calf was nursing on mom. I didn't want to disturb them much so this is all I got with my zoom.
One fall morning in 1989 I was opening the shades and to my surprise a few buffalo were in my front yard grazing! They had broken out and decided my yard was a good spot. We called the farmer and he and a couple of others rode over on horses and got them back to where they belonged. Too bad I didn't have the thought to take pictures back then.
The land they graze on has a pretty nice view.
These fences are not beauties but do the job of keeping these guys in check.
They have busted out a few times and been found wandering the highway. Let's just say it makes the news!
That long strip of blue on the horizon is the West arm of Grand Traverse Bay. It's a good distance away but still visible. We have a local grocery store called Oleson's that has been selling buffalo meat for years. They say it's lower in cholesterol too. Seems to taste pretty much the same as beef cattle (although I'm sure there are those who would argue about that!).
A maple tree turning color already at a neighbor's home.
The season of color will soon begin!
Sorry about the low quality pictures, I need to carry my camera more often. These cell phones do come in handy though!
Just for fun (since Tex featured her frog last week) I'm adding a picture of this tree frog who thought this was a good spot to hang out at our garage. His color was adapting to look like the paint.
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