Sunday, 22 November 2009

it never rains but it pours

The horrible unseasonable heat wave has broken, and the rain has come! Lovely rain!

We went down to Darebin Parklands today to see how it is reacting to the overnight rain, and the creek was raging.

In fact, when we tried to walk along the path on the Darebin side, it was under water. I can't remember the actual path being submerged, not even in the welcome rain in December last year.

Hmm... I wonder where the snake has gone, the one who lives under this decking? I hope it relocated safely to higher ground. And I hope we don't meet it unexpectedly!

We turned back and headed for higher ground, and then went to see whether we could return to the Banyule side via the Sidney Clifton bridge. No, not a chance! It was well and truly submerged.

We went closer.

And Penny dashed ahead to have a close look. such a close look that she gave us conniptions!


Unknown said...

Oh my goodness, Penny - that looks a bit dangerous!! Be careful in the water!

Honey the Great Dane

Teal'c said...

Ohhhhhh - that looks like soooooooo much fun! Water and mud! Just as I like it best! :)
Is that like a big a big park or more like a forrest?!

parlance said...

Teal'c, we are lucky enough to have a big park right at the bottom of our street. It's really big.

parlance said...

Honey, after we walked on, we discussed whether Penny has the sense to know that a flood will sweep her away, and to just go in at the place where there is calm water. We weren't sure whether it was just good luck that she jumped in at a safe spot.

But we took out insurance by putting her on lead!