There is no other amazing place to be than in the Northwest during Spring, in my opinion. The range of things blooming is astounding – from azaleas to rhododendrons, irises, poppies, tulips, alyssum, and peonies. It is also the time when winter runoff swells the rivers and streams, fills up our lakes for boating season, and provides impressive views of waterfalls, including Snoqualmie Falls, which is running pretty much at its peak right now. One of my favorite places to take visitors, we just went up there last weak with one of John’s sons visiting from Florida and it was spectacular. The water’s power created huge clouds of mist that filled the canyon.
Hiking is terrific, too. Though the high trails are all still snow-covered, the lower trails are abundant with growth, moss, tiny springs and meadows of fern. It’s hard to leave here this time of year.