I love watching the Winter Olympics. The sports are so different from the mundane football, basketball, and baseball with which we are inundated on a daily basis and, so much more elegant. I marvel at the dazzle of the skaters, the grit of the boarders, the grace of the skiers, and the courage of the sledders. The sports of the Winter Olympics are so unique and so difficult and I am captivated by them all.
In the midst of the cold, snow-banked Madison River in Yellowstone last month, this pair of Tundra Swans paddled by ever so elegantly. While their leisurely swim by was not comparable to a Winter Olympic sport, their simple movements were effortless and I was captivated by them, too.