All around us there has been serious flooding, roads cut and people losing their homes, but the rain is still a wonder. I wanted to see the water in Lake Burrumbeet. Dried up for many years, now it's filling with water.
We drove out along the Avenue of Honour, 22 kilometres in length, with about 4000 trees planted for each WW1 soldier from Ballarat. This was the first of what became a local central highlands tradition, and it was the idea and mostly the work - including planting - of local Ballarat women. It is impossible to drive down this road without thinking of the thousands of men lost or wounded in those horrific battles. Every tree has a name.
Along the road sheep and their new lambs blissed out on the fresh grass and the brief sunshine.
There was a lot of water in the lake.
And this sign is not needed any more.
It's a big lake for our region
Enough water for the wind to blow up waves and foam
But it is mostly shallow, and full of reeds
It was beautiful.