Monday, October 26, 2009

Home on the Range, Where the Deer and the Buffalo Play...

...where seldom is heard, a discouraging word, and the skies are not cloudy all day!

In mid-October, we ventured to Cherry County, Nebraska. The amazing herds of buffalo and colors of the American West offer a mixture of warm, earthy browns against cool snowy grounds....just before winter really sets in. Lots and lots of buffalo and deer to see. Come along and see for yourself...

Notice the tails up in the air? - a "be alert" warning sign.

Why did the buffalo cross the road? I'm not sure either, but I'm not getting out of the car to find out. This amateur video clip was shot with a little snapshot camera, but still gives you a sense of the mammoth size of these beautiful beasts.

Why did the buffalo cross the road? from Cheryl Kugler on Vimeo.

Heading back the ranch road in the Nebraska sand hills.

What's a "Creative Time" blog post without visiting a canine friend. Meet Puddles, the friendliest dog North of Mullen, NE.

An amateur video clip again, but it's fun to see the movement among the herd. You can even see a few momma's and calves running along the back sand hill.

Buffalo Roaming the Sand Hills of Nebraska from Cheryl Kugler on Vimeo.

The resident ranch cat....we nicknamed him "Cat-tanka".

Even fields of hay bales offer a beautiful scene among the miles and miles of prairies.

A red clay sculpture adorned the facade of the bank building in downtown Valentine, NE.

A little side trip to the Badlands National Park south of Wall, South Dakota.

Hubby and me.

Gorgeous mustard yellows, sage greens, and clay reds in this colorful section of the Bad Lands.

Can you spot the TWO deer bedding down in the grass?

A unique carving in the bar at Wall Drug. Seeing the buffalo herds in person gives one a renewed sense of appreciation for hunting buffalo with a bow and arrow.

Eating breakfast with Dad, hubby and my nephew in Valentine, NE:

We never did get back to The Bunk House restaurant in Valentine, NE to partake of these scrumptious looking pies. Maybe next time!


  1. I was hoping you would post about your trip!!! Wonderful photos! Thanks for sharing them. I love the picture of you and your dad. That is a keeper. And, of course, no trip is complete without puppy and kitty interaction!

  2. Wow! Amazing pics and videos! Must have been really incredible seeing those buffalo! Looks like you really had a fun and interesting time Cheryl! I also love the pics of the kitty and you and your dad. I would have been a bit nervous when I saw the sign "Beware Rattlesnakes" Don't know if I would have stepped out of the car!!
    Thanks so much for sharing your adventures! Was fun to see :D


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