I left the world of green grass, sunshine yellow daffodils and gold finches singing in my yard for the uncertain weather of Yellowstone Park. From my house to Yellowstone is about 90 miles by car, closer by as the raven flies and several weather patterns difference.
The snow is clearing except in the higher country. Gray-crowned rosy-finches are flocking like a "startle" of finches. Sandhill cranes are preening and beginning to nest. Coyotes delighting in
rodent suppers and Mountain bluebirds decorating the sage and grasses with brighter-than-sky blue.
I didn't see any bears, but they are out and wandering around, except for the mamas with brand new cubs.