Categories: Portland Area Hikes
Finally, a sunny day. A good time for a five-mile hike in the nearby Tualatin Hills Nature Park.
The fresh earthy smells of the sun-warmed soil were a delight to the senses. And, with its remarkably diverse habitat of wetlands, forests, ponds and streams, there is always a small bird or squirrel to be seen.
The trails were in great shape and led to many interesting viewing areas.
Walking back to my car I couldn’t help but think that Spring is near.
Ah, what a lovely hike in the sun through the park, John, thanks for taking us along. Each photo is a peaceful expression, and so lovely, but I especially love the rose hip. Great moss, it lights up so nicely in sunshine, doesn’t it? I enjoyed your captions too, the last one gave me a smile.
Thanks for the kind words. The rose hip was my favorite too, although I always enjoy the little wrens.
Another beautiful PNW hike! I hope you are right about spring. I am ready for it now!
I was a little premature about springtime. It’s spitting snow outside my window as I type this.