A morning ski on the Blacktail Plateau in Yellowstone National Park. Tracked by nature yet not trampled.
Even looking into the sun on a cold winters afternoon did little to warm the body.
In spite of lacking heat the winter sun still warms the day.
On Saturday at mid-morning we spotted this Coopers hawk tidying up a bit on a broken old Cottonwood branch. He looked like he has had a bit of a rough time lately with his feathers looking downright scruffy. After a half hour or so of preening his feathers were back in fine order and he was off again hunting in nearby woods.