Your pictures: 'Spring has sprung'

Spring officially started on 1 March, according to the meteorological calendar.

Here in the north-east of England and Cumbria, you have been sharing your photos of the season that brings longer days, new bulbs and new life.

Dog amid daffodils in Keswick
Humans are not the only ones enjoying the daffodils in Keswick, Cumbria [BBC Weather Watcher / Clare Louise]
Flowers in Horden
Horden in County Durham has seen a dusting of colour this spring [BBC Weather Watchers / Diamond Dust]
Bee on a flower in Wallsend
Figaro thought these flowers in Wallsend, North Tyneside were bee-autiful [BBC Weather Weather / Figaro]
Buttermere, Cumbria
The sun has been shining in Buttermere, Cumbria [BBC Weather Watchers / Trevor]
Daffodil in Darlington
It is certainly daffodil season on Harrogate Hill in Darlington... [BBC Weather Watchers / TheAdder]
Daffodils at Warkworth Castle
...and at Warkworth Castle in Morpeth [Carolyn Farthing-Dunn ]
Penshaw Monument
Penshaw Monument has been illuminated by the spring sun [Mackem Life]
Bird among flowering buds
Michael has captured a bird among the flowering buds in Chester-le-Street [Michael Oliver]

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