Tuesday, 24 August 2010


Lake Wendouree in Ballarat Victoria,
which I titled: 'LakeWhenToBe'
for a project I presented to a primary school,
an empty bowl filled with weeds
for a number of years,
has with the recent rains re-filled
and been restored to its beautiful self

when I visited it recently
the joy of this replenishment
was for the many visitors,
walking the almost 6ks around its perimeter,
visible in their smiles, attitude and energy

"we are perishing for want of wonder, not for want of wonders"


  1. Hmm, yes. Visited this lake last year and it was totally empty. So nice to see the rains have brought it back to life again. And to see the joy it brings to everybody.

    The big dry has been harsh.


  2. What wonderful news. It was always such a pleasure to be part of the community walking around the lake when I lived in Ballarat in the mid 90's. Thank You, Petrus.