Driving to the wheatbelt feels I am coming home. I grew up in a small wheatbelt town and when I think of the area I think of red dirt and dry brown paddocks. I have forgotten how beautiful the countryside can be in the winter.
An abundance of water from the winter rain lies on the side of the road. Creeks, lakes and rivers that are normally dry were full of water. A promising site for the farmers, it looks like it is going to be a good year.
Paddocks of green with wheat crops bursting through the ground and reaching for the sun. The fields of green were broken up by bright yellow paddocks of canola. The canola flowers are such a bright vibrant colour that it can’t help but make you feel calm and happy.
I was also surprised to see that wildflowers were in bloom so early. I assume the rain has helped them on their way. I think it will be a great year to visit the wildflowers in Western Australia.
Our days were spent catching up with family, walking in the bush, picnics on the rocks and toasting marshmallows on the campfire.
I miss country life and feel calm and relaxed as soon as I see the wide open spaces. I am so glad I can give my children a taste of what it is like to live in the country.
How could I forget how beautiful my home land can be? Do you ever go to the country for a quick getaway?
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