Planned to show early signs of the arrival of Spring, you would expect that there would be lots of pictures of flowers and buds. However our enterprising photographers found more than just that to illustrate the point. A selection of lovely, cheering pictures.
Mary chose Anne's colour coordinated washing line in the sun basked church square, not a bit of wind for movement giving an interesting sharp shape to the shadow on the ground. The old buildings add interest and add more coordination to the washing line colour scheme!
Anne chose this one because of the colours and the movement in the water.
Athol's picture of long-tailed tits on the bird-feeder was much admired, including by Joe.
However top favourite for both Athol and Joe was this bee on a snowdrop.
Martin's second choice from Bob's pictures was this Peony just coming through the ground.
And again, Bob and Martin were in agreement about this picture of a frog, visible in its entirety below the water. This stage in a frog's life, before the tadpoles appear is a different sign of Spring. Martin thought it a very fine picture, with the frog's head in the centre of the frame.
Fiona liked Brian's crocuses taken at Haddington. She admired the depth of field and the fact that it was like a painting, with the sun shining on the petals.
A different take from Brian - literally a "sign" of Spring.
Anne liked this picture from Fiona, the light coming through making the leaves glisten and the contrast between the sun-lit grass and the dark leaves.
Fiona was pleased with her crocus taken head on showing off its delicate markings.