THE long hard winter has been the inspiration behind the urge to bring some spring sunshine close to home.

Members of Holmer WI donned their Easter bonnets to usher in the changing of the seasons.

“We thought that we have had such a bad winter that we would cheer each other up and have an Easter bonnet contest,” said secretary Hilary Alcock.

“Spring has only started to come in the last few days. It’s nice to have a bit of fun and celebrate the wonderful resurgence of new life every spring.”

The group meets the on first Thursday in every month at Holmer Church Centre. New members are welcome.