FOR this month’s feature, members of Kirkbymoorside Camera Club is looking forward to the arrival of spring.

Club chairman Harry Kingman said: “The snowdrops and aconites give the first indication even though we are often still in the depth of winter, crocus then appear with the new leaves of


“In March we see the full spectacle of narcissi and daffodils with the masses of wild daffodils in Farndale and the grandeur of the cultivated ones in the likes of Castle Howard.

“Then in April we see the fritillary and the rich colours of the tulips, then the bluebell and moving into May we have the wonderful display of blossom.”

The club meets on the first and third Thursdays of the month at the Moorside Club (previously known as the British Legion Club), Shaw Drive, Kirkbymoorside, at 7.30pm. New members of all standards welcome.

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Mike Ward - Mother and Young

With a message to the motorist to go slow at Hutton Le Hole.

Liz Bassindale – Bluebells

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s North Cliff Wood reserve is beautiful in the spring, the ground is carpeted with bluebells and primroses.

Julie Cowdy – Castle Howard

The wonderful display of daffodils at Castle Howard are an early indication of the warmer days to come.

Joyce Kingman - Aconites

In our garden, the first sign that spring is on the way is the appearance of a few splashes of yellow as aconites push through the soil. This year, sunshine in February encouraged the flowers to open and produced a really cheering display.

David Ireland - A spring day at Hutton-le Hole

The view as you enter Hutton-Le-Hole, from Keldholme, is always attractive with the small waterfall and stream taking the eye. In spring the added colour of the pink blossom of the tree and blue sky really lifts the image.

Harry Kingman – Magnolia cambellii

There is always colour to be found in the Woodland Garden of Ray Wood, but in late spring the gardens are truly magnificent with masses of rhododendrons and blousy magnolias.

Colin Dilcock – Tulips in the Walled Garden

The spring meadow at Helmsley Walled Garden showing a magnificent colourful display of tulips growing within a natural environment.

Harry Kingman - Peach and Bluebells

The picture shows Peach, a Hearing Dog Puppy, on her first visit to the Yorkshire Arboretum. I don’t think she had ever seen bluebells before so the profusion of blue made her stop and stare.