Hello everyone! I am just back after a few days away. I’ve been visiting my folks and doing a little sightseeing, and almost no computer stuff. So here is my first “after vacation” submission – a buffalo. Perfect picture for the “Out West” theme I thought, though, like Ron, I am taking a little poetic license with this one. I was in the most western part of the state of Virginia, where it meets Tennessee and Kentucky, when I took this photo. My Mom had told me of a buffalo farm located near Cumberland Gap National Park and I just couldn’t resist. Nothing like driving along in Virginia and suddenly finding grazing buffalo. This huge fellow seemed very content to eating the new grass (Spring is just breaking there) and allowed me several photos. The farm is managed by the State of Virginia, though I have not been able to find any information about its purpose.
Ron had a really good question about the true name of these great animals. An explanation is found here! Thanks Ron!