In any other year these would be utterly predictable springtime photos with nothing new to say about daffodils or the season. We'd all be completely blasé about daffs, and looking forward to more colour variation with tulips.
But this year is different. When I saw these huge plantings of yellow and sulphur and primrose and golden daffoldils at West Dean yesterday, I was relieved and delighted in equal measure. At last we can really believe spring is here. About time, too.