Note the blooming wild flowers.
And this is what we saw in an arboretum in the high desert east of Phoenix.
Heading north we stopped at the beautiful Zion Canyon in Utah.
Just up from Zion we ran into snow.
Into Eastern Oregon there are areas of prairie.
This is along the Columbia river in Northern Oregon.
Heading west through more mountains into the mist. The ambience went from warm and dry and light to cool and wet and heavy.
The clothing changed from flip flops and shorts to socks and vests and raincoats. This last photo was taken in Jericho Park in Vancouver. The ground was soaking wet and spring is just beginning.