Your pictures: Summer

image copyrightJennifer Downing
image captionEach week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week it is "summer", and we begin with the photograph by Jennifer Downing.
image copyrightIngrid Hannet
image captionIngrid Hannet: "A gorgeous summer's day among the colourful parasols at Lican Rey, Auracania, Chile."
image copyrightSTEVE HOOD
image captionSteve Hood: "One of our little bunnies enjoying the summer sunshine, looking at a buttercup."
image copyrightRachael Parvin
image captionRachael Parvin: "Whilst enjoying supper al fresco, I noticed the beautiful summer sky changing rapidly. Luckily my camera was to hand so I took this picture to remember the summer sunset in Somerset."
image copyrightHelen Errington
image captionHelen Errington: "Meadow of my youth".
image copyrightLeigh Armstrong
image captionLeigh Armstrong: "This picture of my son with a dandelion was taken in a nearby nature reserve. We live in Middlesex. I call this picture 'wishes'."
image copyrightLesley Porter
image captionLesley Porter: "Saw this sorry looking bee after a heavy rainfall. To me it was waiting to dry before it could fly - typical British summer weather."
image copyrightLois Wright
image captionLois Wright: "Crab sandwiches - a perfect lunch break in Craster after a long bike ride in beautiful Northumberland in July. It doesn't get much better than this."
image copyrightsusan riggs
image captionSusan Riggs: "My brother preparing a yummy barbeque for us as a summer afternoon treat in sunny Worcestershire."
image copyrightClaire Goodbody
image captionClaire Goodbody: "Enjoying the summer holidays with a bike ride and a picnic in the countryside."
image copyrightPAul Hand
image captionPaul Hand: "A visitor inspecting a winning display of dahlias at the Taunton flower show."
image copyright Jason Pochin
image captionAnd finally, a photograph by Jason Pochin. The next theme is "dance", and the deadline for your entries is 8 September. 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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