Hiking in the Sunshine in Tualatin Hills


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.

A paved section of the trail

A paved section of the trail

An Oak leaf hanging on

An Oak leaf hanging on

House Wren

Bewick’s Wren

Pretty pond along the trail

A pretty lily pond along the trail

Wild Rose Hip

Wild Rose Hip

I always enjoy old moss-covered wooden fences

I always enjoy old moss-covered wooden fences

Oregon Grape leaves

Oregon Grape leaves

Trail through the wetlands

Trail through the wetlands

Reflections in a small pond

Reflections in a small pond

Some parks warn of bears, and some warn of leaves

Some parks warn of bears, and some warn of leaves

 

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4 comments

  1. 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.

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  2. Another beautiful PNW hike! I hope you are right about spring. I am ready for it now!

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