Despite it still being frosty at night, the sunshine of the last couple of weeks is bringing the bluebells into flower. They seem rather earlier than last year. My photos last year were taken in mid-May; this one was taken on 26 April. The big drifts of flowers in Hirst Woods are only just beginning to show, they won't be at their peak for another week or so. Across the river however, on the sunny south-facing bank, they are well in flower and have a wonderful rich colour this year.