You know spring is here when the bottle brushes are flowering and the Noisy Friar birds descend on the town. They never stop chattering to one another. As far as I can see one bottlebrush is exactly the same as the other so what is there to chatter about.
This is the most beautiful time in Tallangatta. There are people swimming and having picnics, you can feel summer coming. The Lake is looking beautiful though not full and fishermen are out in boats as well as fishing from the shore.
Our next big event is the fifty’s festival – 24th -26th October. Rock and Roll music, 50’s cars and the local shops dress up their windows with items from the era. I’m a product of the 60s and 70s long-hair, beads and Beatles, but my house was moved from Old Tallangatta and rebuilt with bedrooms added in the fifties so it’s great to relive that period of our towns history. In another part of Queen Elizabeth Drive, the other half of my house lives. It used to be a boarding house in the old town but got split into two houses in the move.
Follow the link below to find out about the weekend
The first fishing boats are in the lake today, at their favourite spot just down from the B&B. By the end of summer as the water recedes a sandy raised area stretches out towards the Mitta Mitta river – fish must like this -maybe the shallow water is warmer or has more fish type food to attract them. Pelicans also hang out at this spot.
Over this winter there have been days when the lake is like a mirror and the only movement is a pelican gilding by and the ripples he/she creates.