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Home On the Range


This is a series from our Country Fair when I took my g'son on October 8.

This brute of a fella comes with the Indian Village at the Fair.

Oh, give me a home
Where the buffalo
roam,
Where the deer and the antelope play;
Where seldom is heard
A discouraging word
And the skies are not cloudy all day.

HA!  Just give me a home where sheep roam in the polder!
That will be happening very soon...when I move to the Netherlands on December 4.


Home On the Range


This is a series from our Country Fair when I took my g'son on October 8.

This brute of a fella comes with the Indian Village at the Fair.

Oh, give me a home
Where the buffalo
roam,
Where the deer and the antelope play;
Where seldom is heard
A discouraging word
And the skies are not cloudy all day.

HA!  Just give me a home where sheep roam in the polder!
That will be happening very soon...when I move to the Netherlands on December 4.


comments (54)

Wouldn't like to meet him on a dark night, another fine capture Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I know what you mean, Les, but during the day he did seem harmless enough. Thanks.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 18 Nov 2009, 00:54
This is brilliant, Ginnie!

[Think of him as a big lamb...]

What I like best about this is the velvety look of his wet nose.
Ginnie Hart: Ginnie had a little lamb, little lamb, little lamb... HA! His nose was indeed wet. And I can just imagine how warm his fur would be come winter. Thanks, Ray.
Move wherever you like... just don't lose touch with us!
Ginnie Hart: Not on your life, Larry. Y'all have become my Family. I depend on you! Thank you.
wow this is amazing.. powerful image and great processing
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Shoaib!
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 18 Nov 2009, 03:52
the netherlands!!! wow!!! i can't get my husband to move a half hour away lol great shot ginnie, pretty buffalo..... why was it so hard to get to my comment page? it says 'photoblog' right at the top!
Ginnie Hart: It is definitely the biggest move I've ever made, Elaine...and one I'm really looking forward to.

Re your blog, I didn't normally have to click on something to find your photos, which confused me in the beginning. Then I figured it out yesterday. DUH!
in my mind, i imagine buffalo as placid animals. but look at his eye! no, i don't want to get int this one's way.
awesome photo, ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: I don't really know too much about these animals, Seraphine, except from the movies I've seen over time. But I can tell you this...their meat is wonderfully lean and makes great burgers! We have a couple of Ted Turner's Ted's Montana Grills here in Atlanta!
http://www.tedsmontanagrill.com/

Thanks!
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
  • 18 Nov 2009, 05:08
He's a serious animal. So enormous. Incredible capture.
Ginnie Hart: He is definitely enormous, Sherri! Thanks.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands and counting down.....
  • 18 Nov 2009, 05:45
tonguetongue....many heel erg veel schapen will be in the polder, you already met a few....
This big fella does look terrifying and I think I pass on hugging him, I rather knuffel with somebody else.... wink
Great tones and the spot on in focus.
HUMP DAY.....as we say, today we saw the week in half....HA. gringrin
Ginnie Hart: I LOVE the schapen in the polder, Astrid. Soon they will become my middle name, next to windmills. I am such a glutton for mutton. grin Today the week is sawed in half and we're counting down the days. Did we ever think we'd get this close?! KSK.
Wow he does not look at all scary Ginn! This is soo crisp! He looks like he is not to be disturbed smile)
Ginnie Hart: He looks like a big teddy bear, Yinks, if you ask me. grin Thanks.
  • Noa
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 Nov 2009, 07:14
Nice shot! He looks content now, but i'm sure that can change quickly smile Good luck with your move!
Ginnie Hart: "Don't bother me and I won't bother you!" I can just hear him saying that. Thanks, Noa.
If Astrid is Lady Polder I shall have to start calling you Yankee Poldertongue
Ginnie Hart: Yankee Polder. Hmmmm. I'll have to think if I can come up with something a bit more appealing, Bill. grin But I do like the direction you're going with that.
Wow he is huge. Good luck in orange landsmile
Ginnie Hart: He IS huge, Nigel, indeed. And thanks. Orange is my favorite color. grin
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 18 Nov 2009, 07:58
Wonderful! I like the part of the polder and sheep luck you
Ginnie Hart: I do, too, Vintage. It's really getting close now! Thanks.
  • Tracy
  • England
  • 18 Nov 2009, 08:10
LOL at Bill, Musketeer.
This is one hell of a beast and you have captured him/her brilliantly mijn vriend. Looks like a calf to me but may be I am mistaken.

Not long to wait now!!smilesmile
Ginnie Hart: Not long at all, Musketeer. The time is flying! Thanks.
A real wooly bully, He is lovely, great tones. Good luck with your move Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: His fur would be very warm this winter, Linda! And thanks for the move wishes. I can hardly wait. smile
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 18 Nov 2009, 08:48
man does he have an evil eye Ginnie, not long till the big move now
Ginnie Hart: He sure made sure he didn't lose track of me...with that big lens! Thanks, Tony. I'm counting the days.
This is quite a huge fella. Great capture Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Huge is the operative word, Richard. grin Merci.
Good photo, I love the texture it has.
A greeting
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Ricardo, for stopping by and commenting. Gracias.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 18 Nov 2009, 09:44
Well you won't see many of these on the Dutch veltd - that's for sure Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: HA! I'm guessing not, Chris. grin
and the cow says... MOOOO
Ginnie Hart: I wonder what the buffalo says???
at first , good look with your move in tulips country , at second , hope u will not meet to many buffalo there wink

beautiful capture

see you soon
bisous
Ginnie Hart: I bet I won't meet up with any buffalo there, Jean-Luc. grin Merci, merci!
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 18 Nov 2009, 10:05
Awesome image.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Aussie.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 18 Nov 2009, 10:08
Awesome picture Ginnie, just look at his eye. He seems aware of you somehow.
Ginnie Hart: He was eying my big lens, Frida, for sure! thanks.
A nice target for Buffalo Bill wink
Ginnie Hart: Now that's a good thought, Wim. grin
Magnificent beasts...and well captured Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Magnificent indeed, Ron. Thanks.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 Nov 2009, 11:30
An ancient and noble beast. I don't think sheep are quite in the same league ;o) As for the roaming part I think I would prefer the polder too ;o)
Ginnie Hart: No comparison at all, Mike, you're right. But I bet they would graze peacefully side by side! Thanks.
Believe it or not, we have buffalo on PEI - in a park.

He has a few friends hanging on too.
Ginnie Hart: Now that is something I'd never believe, Mary...buffalo on PEI! Will wonders never cease. Do you have a Ted's Montana Grill there??? smile
http://www.tedsmontanagrill.com/
I remember that tune from my childhood.
Ginnie Hart: It kinda sticks with you, Chad, doesn't it! smile
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 Nov 2009, 12:40
He's magnificent! I love the wiry coat. I came across these guys in Wyoming; they won't move out of the way until they are ready!
Ginnie Hart: HA! Wyoming is one place I'd like to see before I kick the bucket, Alan.
Stunning shot Ginnie of this amazing powerful animal. Looks like he has his eye on you. Excellent details and really like the angle for this shot.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. He's not something you see very often around here. smile
  • rian
  • United States
  • 18 Nov 2009, 13:17
wow! moving there?! you must be looking forward to it.. grin

that's one fuzzy fella you captured here.. nice shot.. smile
Ginnie Hart: I'm so excited about the move, Rian, I can hardly stand it. It's been a long time coming! Thanks.
very impressive animal.... the big "tatanka"
Ginnie Hart: Grazie, Fabrizio. I like that..."tatanka."
vey well framed and a amazing captre, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Kavita!
What a handsome beast he is Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Handsome...and I think he knows it, Brian. smile
  • DrAW!
  • United States
  • 18 Nov 2009, 14:19
my...look at that eye!
Ginnie Hart: I know, DrAW. Gotta pay attention to these huge beasts!
Love this shot Ginnie. Are those bits of grass on him. at first I thought it might be flies.
Ginnie Hart: Bits of grass and who knows what else, Janet. I don't recall any flies. Thanks.
  • SAVO
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 18 Nov 2009, 15:28
He looks menacing. Wont want to be the one that disturbs his munch smile
Ginnie Hart: I know what you mean, SAVO. Thank God he was all fenced in. smile
Great Shot Ginnie and great news on the move.Love and kisses Mick.
Ginnie Hart: The move is almost within reach, Mick. I'm still pinching myself! Thanks.
  • Antoine
  • BOURGES
  • 18 Nov 2009, 17:14
Nice capture. Have a good day. Antoine.
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Antoine. You, too.
  • sylvia
  • United States
  • 18 Nov 2009, 20:30
I'm making bison summer sausage today...yum. But dang, even with the 200 you got pretty close. When I see people doing that at Yellowstone I get scared.
Ginnie Hart: I love bison burgers, Sylvia, because they're so lean. We have Ted's Montana Grill here in Atlanta where we get them...because this is Ted Turner's city, of course.
http://www.tedsmontanagrill.com/

I was close, yes, but this fella was safely fenced in on all sides, so no worries whatsoever. smile
wowza...very nice capture....
Ginnie Hart: Ha! Thanks, Toni. smile
  • Ellie
  • England
  • 18 Nov 2009, 20:45
It doesn't look quite real somehow. Huge creature isn't it
Ginnie Hart: Well, we don't see them that often, Ellie, so it's easy to think they're make-believe! smile Thanks.
  • Andy
  • USA
  • 18 Nov 2009, 21:06
Beautiful animal!!
Ginnie Hart: It is, Andy. Beauty and the Beast!
I love the processing. Super tones.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Michael.
  • rags
  • United States
  • 19 Nov 2009, 05:18
Looks like a tough guy.
Ginnie Hart: Probably more bark than bite, Kanyi. smile
  • Liang
  • United States
  • 19 Nov 2009, 06:10
very nice clarity on the buffalo, its got its stern look. =]
Ginnie Hart: Stern and fenced in, Liang. smile Thanks.
on dirait que vous avez fait ami-ami
Ginnie Hart: A friend for a season, O-P. smile
  • namaki
  • France
  • 19 Nov 2009, 09:46
First time I see a buffalo so close !
Ginnie Hart: We don't get to see them very often ourselves, Namaki. smile
Quite impressive animal! Like your processing. Good luck with your move and welcome to Europe!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Pernilla. I have always loved Europe and have felt more at home there than in my own country. So the move is a very welcome one for me. Grazie.
Great portrait!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, RS.
  • Sylvie
  • France
  • 19 Nov 2009, 17:18
very impressive ! big animal.
great shot.
Ginnie Hart: It is definitely a big animal, Sylvie. smile Merci.
  • Antoine
  • Bourges.
  • 20 Nov 2009, 07:01
Beautiful portrait photo. Have a good day. Antoine.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Antoine. Merci.
I can feel the fur through your photo!
Ginnie Hart: I bet it's nice and warm at this time of the year, Heather. smile
Your wish is my command! Behold: the Buffalo parody/poem. Thanks for bringing it to mind with your terrific photo!

Oh, give me a home where the buffalo roam,
and I'll show you a house full of dirt,
Where seldom is seen a good cleaning machine,
and the housekeeper's feelings are hurt.

Bones, bones on the range
where the cook let the antelope lay.
The mice came along,
first they burst into song,
then they carted the carcass away.....
Ginnie Hart: HA! I love it, Linda, and am glad you followed my nudge to post it here...for posterity. smile Thank you.

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