One week ago right now I was driving down through Paradise Valley, Montana. I live an hour and a half from another Paradise, on Mt. Rainier, but this one's just as beautiful in its own way. L saw a swan and we saw a couple of running antelope, and we crossed into the Park at Gardiner, through the Roosevelt Arch. "For the benefit and enjoyment of the people." Not quite as much snow as in that picture, but still some up on the hills.
We spent the rest of the morning exploring the visitor center, taking a short tour of Fort Yellowstone, and wandering around the lower part of Mammoth Hot Springs.