Your pictures: Signs of Spring

image copyrightOliver Hine
image captionEach week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week it is "signs of spring", and we begin with this picture by Oliver Hine who said: "A bunch of enthusiastically flowering daffodils are captured by water droplet lenses."
image copyrightBehnoush Hajian
image captionBehnoush Hajian: "I'm an Iranian student living in the United States. These days people are getting ready for new year in Iran (Nowruz) celebrated on spring equinox. Growing wheat sprouts is a tradition of Nowruz symbolising rebirth. I did it too to celebrate this beautiful spring coming to New England after a harsh winter."
image copyrightMirjana Twyford
image captionMirjana Twyford: "Young starling enjoying lunch in the spring sunshine."
image copyrightSimon Burrough
image captionSimon Burrough: "Fresh spring piglets, born 6 March. Enjoying tea-time."
image copyrightStephen Arrandale
image captionStephen Arrandale: "New growth on ferns... Fronds Reunited?"
image copyrightPhilip Songa
image captionPhilip Songa: "A flower bud slowly opens up in late spring."
image copyrightKirsten Cooper
image captionKirsten Cooper: "I was walking through the gardens today in York and spotted this squirrel trying to find a place for his newly acquired brazil nut."
image copyrightKatharine Longfellow
image captionKatharine Longfellow: "In Vermont, winters can easily stretch into late April. At this time of year, seeing the streams begin to thaw for the first time is always a sign that we're finally moving towards spring."
image copyrightHeather Newton
image captionHeather Newton: "Vibrant purple spring crocuses in my garden in Bracknell, Berkshire."
image copyrightHenry Memmott
image captionAnd finally, a photograph by Henry Memmott. The next theme is "docks", and the deadline for your entries is 24 March. If you would like to enter, send your pictures to Further details and terms can be found by following the link below this gallery or go to and look for Share your photo.

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