I love the majesty of bison (buffalo). There is nobleness in this beast of that commands attention. I’ve often found myself drawn to the shaggy appearance of these animals in spring time – when they are shedding their thick winter coats. I love to see the discarded hair hanging in clumps and sheets off their backs.
Note: Buffalo stand with their faces to the wind in snowstorms. This causes the moisture in their noses to be blown back and away from their noses. In contrast, the first cattle brought up north “suffocated” as they faced ‘away from the wind’. The dripping ‘snot’ from their noses had caked up around their nostrils and froze. This little ditty gives more meaning to the parting phrase used in the ‘old west’, “Keep the wind in your face”.
Pardon me as I add a little more meaning to this: “A man lives to the extent that he expels from his life that which does not serve him any longer. To de-hoard is to experience freedom.”