On the second day of our trip, my wife had a half-day of meetings in Bozeman. (Hey, not fun, but that
ostensibly what we came for!) I had a two-year-old and some time to kill, so I decided to drive to Big Sky, Montana for the morning. What struck me immediately was the distances involved in driving out west. You can see a straight road leading towards a mountain, and think that it is only a couple of miles away. You start driving, and after 10 minutes feel like you haven't gotten any closer!
While driving southward this scene unfolded before me, with its beautiful transition from blue sky to storm clouds, and the sun streaming down in the background. I pulled off the highway, cars whizzing by me, and snapped this four-shot panorama.