Fields of yellow flag hope

AS THE first daffodils emerge through the earth, the golden trumpets of renewal, hope and rebirth signal that spring is near.

Vince and Ann Henderson of Barkala Alpacas farm in Dorrigo said in the last fortnight daffodils had begun popping up in their fields.

Around 50% of the couple’s 11 hectares is decorated with shades of lemon, amber and creamy yellow.

The paddocks of daffodils were planted by the property’s previous owner and make their annual appearance in August.

And the Henderson’s 33 alpacas don’t mind a nibble.

Mrs Henderson described daffodils as a "resilient" flower.

Their association with "resilience" and "regeneration" makes them the perfect emblem for the Cancer Council to symbolise hope for cancer sufferers and their loved ones.

Daffodil Day on August 26 offers renewed hope as vital funds are raised and channelled to cancer research and support sectors.

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