After having a thorough clean through the house this morning I put up the washing line again after its winter break as it was so warm. I then walked up the hill to see how the working party was doing cleaning and repairing the inside of our church tower. The wild daffodils (Narcissus pseudonarcissus) were just beginning to flower - they cover a large part of the old churchyard; it's an incredible display when they're all out.
On my way I saw a Yellow Brimstone butterfly - and again while standing in the churchyard saw either the same one again, or its cousin. I declare therefore that spring is here.