11.11.2013

We Saw A Herd of Buffalo Yesterday

Or American Bison, or tatanka if you prefer.  Did you know a small herd of 'em live in Golden Gate Park, just a few miles from our apartment?  I recently discovered this interesting little tidbit so as soon as we had a free morning, I convinced The Husband to head over and check them out.  I'd never seen one in live and in person before yesterday, and I couldn't help but feel like I was looking at something from the past.  I associate bison/buffalo with something out of frontier America, not a 21st century city park.

buffalo-golden-gate-parkWe also stumbled upon two sweet horses enjoying the fall morning (one of them even looked like he was smiling), a few ducks out for a swim, and a family of about a dozen raccoons just hanging out along the trail, watching us as we watched them. A couple out with their dog were right behind us and as soon as the raccoons sensed the dog, they scattered. I managed to grab a quick photo right before though.  We were at the park for less than an hour and stayed in the same general area near the bison, but saw so much in that time, it felt like we were there all morning. We jokingly said we could probably visit the park every Sunday morning for the next six months and still not see everything within its boundaries. It was the perfect start to the day and made an afternoon of work much more tolerable.





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I was on the hunt for fall colors wherever I could find them, capturing every bit of red, orange, and yellow I stumbled across, but I couldn't help but notice all the different shades of green in this one tree.  It almost had an ombre feel to it - who knew Mother Nature was so into beauty trends?

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The orange-yellow moss on this tree made it look like it was glowing.  I'm maybe just a little obsessed with it.

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What did you do this weekend?

xo


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4 comments

  1. Love these photos (as usual)! I have it on my list to go see the buffalo in Golden Gate park! There are still so many things I still need to do in this city! I'm glad you had a nice weekend :)

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  2. What amazing finds! And those horses... so beautiful! Beautiful images.

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  3. They were so cool! They weren't moving much when we first got there but once they got up and started roaming, I was mesmerized.

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