Remember the song, Mellow Yellow? Last week as we drove around the area it became obvious that the theme for this time of year could be Mellow Yellow.
Spring in the mid-west means the countryside is ablaze with crops reaching towards the sky as they grow and ripen, often inter-mingled with verges of wild flowers.
The canola makes a yellow splash on the sky-line ... surely a happier sight one can hardly imagine.
While the sky appears threatening no rain eventuated from those grey clouds. A week later still no rain has fallen and the land is fast becoming parched. Those splendid looking crops need rain or they will fail. Yesterday the temperatures reached 30°, today they will be not far behind. Farmers are becoming anxious.