Some gardeners believe the first crocus in bloom is the official harbinger of spring. Other folks wait until the spring equinox.
The local meteorologists contend spring occurs when the average daily temperature exceeds 50 degrees, the third week of February.
For me, spring begins when I see the first wildflower. The third weekend of January I was successful.
Living north of the 45th parallel, I’m always amazed how temperate the climate is near the Portland area.
The wildflowers (grass widows) were spotted in the eastern portion of the Columbia River Gorge in the Catherine Creek area.
How about that?