Tuesday, 30 June 2009

enjoying a dog walk in the green Darebin Parklands

This morning Penny set off with two of her humans to visit Darebin Parklands. Once we got there, the "pack" split up, Penny and one human to have fun walking and chasing balls, the other human to have a different kind of fun, planting baby grasses in the Hidden Valley.





Looking at the soft wet soil, it seems impossible to remember the burning heat of summer, and I'm optimistic that the baby grasses will grow successfully before everything dries out again.

The other day, we looked at the grasses we planted last year. They've done well.


8 comments:

JD and Max said...

Hi - that looks like a fun walk. We could be very worried if one of our humans disappeared half way through a walk, we're impressed at one of your humans doing all that planting! We've posted about the nature reserve we like to visit - it's only a small one but we really like it. Tail wags - JD and Max.

Sally Forth said...

That looks lovely. What grasses did you plant?

Mary said...

I have just heard that it is the second driest first 6 months in Melbourne since records have been kept, 2008 was the driest! Let's hope some rain falls and keeps it damp.

parlance said...

JS and Max, your nature reserve looks wonderful. Such and expanse. And the wind turbines are interesting.

parlance said...

Sally Forth, I've forgotten what the grasses are that we plant along the creek. They're indigenous to the local area. They have the most fabulous frothy, ethereal seedheads in summer.

parlance said...

Mary, I didn't know that about how dry it still is. Because it has rained lately I thought maybe the drought was breaking. I hope it's not another summer like the last one!

Slavenka said...

Also in Croatia we have a big problem with fires,so I hope that this summer we will have a more luck.

parlance said...

Slavenka, I hope this summer is a safe one for everyone in Croatia, in every way.