First Spring Flowers! By John CarrFebruary 17, 2017 ( 4 ) Pleasant 3 3/4-mile loop hike from home. Spring flowers in bloom, yet it’s only mid-February. A little warm sunshine. Crows on Council Crest enjoying an earthworm or two. Life continues to be good. Crocus Marquam Trail Mt. St. Helens from Council Crest (Mt. Rainier on the left) Crow Mt. Adams from Council Crest Crocus Mt. Hood from Council Crest Share this:TweetEmailPrintShare on TumblrPocketLike this:Like Loading... Categories: Portland Area HikesTags: Crocus, Crow, West Hills of Portland Related Articles Hiking in the Tualatin Hills By John Carr2 months ago ( 3 ) Oak Island Bald Eagles returning to the Nest By John Carr2 months ago Springtime at Virginia Lake By John Carr3 months ago ( 7 ) 4 comments › Jet Eliot February 17, 2017 • 7:38 am Spectacular photos, John, as always. The crocus photos are palpable with brightness, color, and texture. And the mountain photos are exquisite, so majestic in their blanketed snow. One of my favorite flights is flying north from San Francisco to the NW, to see all of these beautiful mountains; but I sometimes get a little mixed up identifying each mountain. So to have them framed and focused and labelled here is a real treat. LikeLike Reply ↓ John Carr February 17, 2017 • 9:16 am Thanks for the kind comments. Given all the rain, snow and ice we’ve had in Portland, I was happy to see the crocuses in bloom. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply ↓ Geoff Carr February 17, 2017 • 8:37 am Thanks John this gives us hope! LikeLike Reply ↓ John Carr February 17, 2017 • 9:13 am Still no wildflowers in the east side of the Gorge though, or at least any I could find. LikeLike Reply ↓ What's your opinion? Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.