We saw this pretty purple field on our drive to Mudgee this week. The ABC ran an article recently saying that the warm wet Spring has been particularly favourable for its growth so there are plenty of photographers out taking snaps, that is the good news.
The bad news is that it's Patersons Curse, a farmer's headache. It is highly competitive in pastures and is toxic to livestock, particularly horses, though sheep can graze on it a little bit.
Now back at home. This Spring my Kandos garden has lovely green terraces. That's the good news.
The bad news is it is nearly all a clover like weed called Burr Medic. The whole town is covered in it! The locals say the seeds blew in with the dust storm towards the end of the drought. It is a lovely green so I would not much care but as the weather gets warmer it will go brown and is already starting to do this.
And a final piece of weedy good news, the council inspectors at our Blue Mountains garden have given Burnbrae the all clear now the weed tree has been removed and is now happily mulching my gardens beds.