Last Sunday Penny and I went to Narbethong to walk in the bush with Cindy's dog group.
We set off from The Black Spur Inn, a historic building that survived the terrible 2009 bushfires and acted as a relief centre fot the region in the time after the fires.
It was wonderful to see how the bush is regenerating after the fires. The greenery was a sign of hope, and the blackened trunks a reminder of the helplessness of humanity in the face of nature's overwhelming power.
There's been lots of welcome, life-giving rain over the last few months. Which, of course, means there are some lovely puddles (lovely, depending on your point of view, of course.)
What dog could resist such a great puddle? Certainly not Penny.
And there was a great stick in one of the puddles.
Penny had a bath when we got home!