Yellow, pink and green is everywhere, and our fine wine writers are cheering “pink” for Angove Nine Vines Rose and “green” for 919 Wines Petit Manseng as the new cool treats for the warm weather (Tony Love – The Advertiser 15th September). Wine grapes are bursting into leaf and vast paddocks of green wheat crops are starting to dry before harvest.
Spring down on the river is busy too, wildlife is on the move and new stripy emu chicks are being taken on their first long walks. Plains of pink pig face and sandhills of yellow daisies are painting the river landscape. Walkers and kayakers are seeing goannas sunning themselves on the banks and in the trees, and fluffy white cygnets are growing fast as they dine on rich wetland platters produced by a spring rise in water levels and warming water. And the frogs are deafening in newly watered areas.
Spring in the Riverland is a showcase of pride in our work. The Riverland Field Days bring our communities together — sending signals to school children and farmers to start preparing their exhibits for the annual Loxton Spring Show. Dogs are being prepared for the annual State Sheep Dog Trials in Barmera and Riverland home gardeners are tending their rose displays ready for enthusiastic crowds to the 10 day Renmark Rose Festival. And just when things start to slow - the Berri waterfront will come alive with a stylish crowd at the Riverland Wine and Food Festival.
Spring is in the air in the Riverland – so come and enjoy some rivertime this spring – www.rivertime.com.au