Canary yellow fields dot Victoria as canola crops begins to bloom

Caroline Springs model Cindy Carino. Photo: Luke Hemer

The onset of spring saw wild weather sweep across the westerns suburbs, bringing with it flooding and road closures.

But that wasn’t enough to deter Caroline Springs model Cindy Carino, who braved the rain for a photo shoot at a blooming canola farm in Tarneit.

Come spring, canola produces vivid yellow flowers that create the effect of blanketing whole fields in canary yellow.

The crop is grown across Victoria, particularly in the south-west, for its seeds, which are crushed for use in margarine and cooking oil.

Model Cindy Carino wears a creation by Leiela. Photo: Luke Hemer
Model Cindy Carino wears a creation by Leiela. Photo: Luke Hemer




Birds on the wing

Watch birds of prey, up close and in full flight, in Keilor and the spectacular Taylors Valley. Birds of Brimbank at Calder Rise Park on September 18 from 10.30am.

■ 9249 4700 or

Trash ’n’ treasure

The Holy Eucharist Parish’s Trash and Treasure Day on September 25, 9am-2pm, will have something for everyone. Stall $10.

■ 9366 1310

Harmony with culture

Rose Garden Sunshine Early Learning centre will run a Cultural Infusion (CI) workshop on October 5 to generate cultural harmony through dance, music and other activities from every continent.

■ 9412 6666

Market day for kids

Orama Street childcare market day on October 8, 9am-2pm, will have pre-loved clothes, a sausage sizzle, door prizes and a photo booth. Stalls $10. Gold coin entry.

■ 9363 5918

Market pops up

Sunnyside Pop Up Market is on October 9 at Westend Hotel, Sunshine, 9am-2pm.

Treasure hunt on

An online treasure hunt for Children’s Week (October 22 to 30) challenges digital literacy and awareness of services and resources at libraries in Deer Park, Keilor Village, St Albans, Sunshine and Sydenham. Enter for one of 14 $25 vouchers.