We walked in Darebin Parklands today and it was COOL! and WET!
Soft rain has been drifting down today. Not a lot, and it won't wet the ground more than a millimetre deep, most likely. But it's most welcome, as a change from the frightening windy and hot weather of yesterday. For the first time in weeks, our state can relax its vigilance for a moment. I hope those wonderful CFA firefighters can have a well-earned rest for a few hours.
The hillsides in the park still show the effects of the horrible dry weather, though.
Penny, and all the dogs we met, seemed to be full of beans - I guess it was because it's the first time in weeks that it has been cool. But as she raced around we tried to avoid the areas where the ground has cracked open in the dry, because we don't want her to catch her foot in the cracks.