Today it really feels as though spring has arrived for 2012.

The daffodils are swelling beautifully and very nearly to burst into cheery patches of yellow and green:

If you look very carefully at the hedge around the garden you will find tiny flashes of soft green appearing:

My favourite garden flower, the lupin, is beginning to reappear outside my workshop:

And the sky is clear and blue and full of spring promise:

We can't be complacent though!  This was the view on the 24th March a couple of years ago:

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