I know that in parts of the northern hemisphere the weather is not at all spring-like but here in the south of England we are making up for our cold, grey, wet winter with a few glorious spring days. Today it was cold and rainy again so spring is not settled but I enjoy the bright days we do get.
These photographs were taken near home a few days ago. The greens at this time of the year are so fresh, young Horse Chestnut leaves
and Dog's Mercury.
Lots of spring flowers, Celandines
in the hedges, frothy Blackthorn blossom
and another sign of warmer days, this Small Tortoiseshell has woken from hibernation.