First in the lower valley near the Columbia River Gorge.
At home, in the shadow of Mt. Hood, we are just at the crocus stage, but the hyacinths, daffodils, magnolias and tulips will come, followed by dogwoods and pear blossoms.
This is the most glorious season in my part of the world. All the seasons have their unique beauty but spring has the most color and fragrance bursting out of winter's dull backdrop. I could say April is my favorite time of year but then I may have to change my mind in May when I see the rhododendrons and irises.
I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden.