Springtime begins officially this weekend with the spring equinox, so keen photographers or gardeners can get out their cameras.
They can then enter a new photographic competition being held by a Lower Deeside garden centre to record the season.
Mains of Drum Garden Centre - two miles west of Peterculter on the North Deeside Road - are offering a £25 voucher prize for anyone who can take a good picture showing the happy re-awakening of life to Deeside’s flora and fauna.
Only one photo per entrant will be accepted.
They should either be emailed or posted to the garden centre by Thursday, April 30, giving the photographer’s name, address and telephone number.
Post photographs to Mains of Drum, Drumoak, Aberdeenshire AB31 5AN, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.