Penny and her human family had a refreshing walk in the newly green Darebin Parklands today. Melbourne has had gentle rain over the last few days - not as much as we need, but enough to raise our spirits after the sudden tragedy of bushfires and the slow attrition of drought.
New plants are spreading their leaves in the dampness.
And it's a pleasure to wander along the beautiful track in the Hidden Valley.
It's wonderful to think this beautiful bushland is available right in the middle of densely-settled suburbia!