Your pictures: Growth

Image source, David Bradbury
Image caption, Each week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week it is "growth", and we begin with this picture by David Bradbury of the beach at Lytham St Annes in north-west England.
Image source, Anna Sobotka
Image caption, Anna Sobotka: "The picture was taken in Arches National Park in Utah. The tree was strikingly growing out of a rock."
Image source, Nancy Wynn-Sumner
Image caption, Nancy Wynn-Sumner: "Home-grown white currants."
Image source, Jenny Downing
Image caption, Jenny Downing: "I'd never thought why poppies were so called until I saw this one, quite literally, bursting into bloom."
Image source, Duncan McCafferty
Image caption, Duncan McCafferty: "After getting home from work and eager to play with my camera, I glanced around my room to see my mushroom-themed nightlight, and instantly thought of this image, so I jumped in to my dark and dusty cupboard with nothing but these mushrooms for light and took this photo that I feel captures the subject of growth accurately."
Image source, Catherine Hill
Image caption, Catherine Hill: "Here is some amazing fungus growing on a log in the Tarkine Wilderness [Tasmania]."
Image source, Irene Vanikiotis
Image caption, Irene Vanikiotis: "Human hands reveal our journey through time, and in my eyes our personal growth alongside our body's growth. My grandmother was about 90 years old when this was taken in 2012 (I say 'about' as we don't know her exact birthday - she tells me that the village mayor had some issues with alcohol and he would write down random dates and sexes for the newborns) in her kitchen, cleaning up after a delicious meal, Athens."
Image source, Tracey Robilliard
Image caption, Tracey Robilliard: "A New Zealand fern slowly starting to reveal itself in the spring sunshine."
Image source, Ari Koskinen
Image caption, Ari Koskinen: "Early steps in learning to read signs by our three-year-old son."
Image source, Victor Woisky
Image caption, Victor Woisky: "A beach dog that I met in Mexico, north of Puerto Escondido."
Image source, Sylwia Tantardini
Image caption, Sylwia Tantardini: "Taken last Sunday on the Lugano lake, where nature is in total awakening :-) It's a wonderful moment."
Image source, Gareth Widdowson
Image caption, And finally, a photograph by Gareth Widdowson, who points out "the dangers of growing too tall". The next theme is "South Africa" and the deadline for your entries is 15 April. If you would like to enter, send your pictures to Further details and terms can be found by following the link below this gallery.

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