02 Jun 14. The condo we stay in at West Yellowstone affords us a rather nice view with mountains surrounding the location in 270 degrees, and rolling farmlands for the remaining 90 degrees. Not a bad view. In the fall the snow starts falling high up in the mountains, and they remain covered in snow in varying amounts until early May. If you like mountains, and in particular snow covered ones, this might be a part of the country you'd enjoy. This particular area, West Yellowstone, gets roughly 160 inches of snow on average, and the winter temps are generally in the teens, but the rest of the three seasons are rather nice! When we first moved to Grand Terrace, CA, on our second tour in the Navy, the house we purchased had a very large picture window in the living room. We could look out at the smog with the greatest of ease. That is, until the first Thanksgiving, during which the night before the Santa Anna winds had reversed and to our amazement the view out that window on Thanksgiving day was to snow capped mountains! And so it was that we had 6 months of mountains and 6 months of no mountains (smog.) Not the case in W. Yellowstone; it's mountains 12 months of the year. Another small difference was what occupied our front yard; in CA it was a beautifully landscaped property, courtesy of yours truly, in MT it is a group of Bison munching on the grass and recycling it into "meadow muffins", as one local resident describes their droppings. The view you are seeing is from the property and is what generally greets you morning and evening, the large dogs (Bison in Maggie's parlance) included, the difference between morning and evening is the setting of the sun behind these mountains. And while they don't look very high, the property sits at almost 7K feet altitude. The white stripes with the blue center are the still frozen edges of Lake Hebgen. So, if the view isn't quite like this outside your picture window, feel free to print this to the same dimensions and paste it onto the window. When the heat of summer hits, it might be just the thing! Nikon D300s; 18 - 200; Aperture Priority; ISO 200; 1/500 sec @ f /11.