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Angus Avenue, Ringwood East

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by Neil Follett (subscribe)
I'm a retired photographer living in Lilydale mainly researching and writing on Australian aviation history. Now writing more on general subjects.
Published March 19th 2023
See the lion roar, you won't hear him
This mostly unmade avenue runs for 700 metres from Grey Street to Vasey Concourse. It is more of a country walk than a suburban one as there are no footpaths and the verge vegetation extends to the roadway.

Angus Avenue.
Angus Avenue. Only the ends are sealed.

Most of the floral specimens seen were growing wild on the verges. Foxtail, grandiflora, lobelia and spiderwort were four.

Foxtail, grandiflora, lobelia and spider wort.
Foxtail, grandiflora, lobelia and spider wort.

Every block was large, with many houses not visible from the roadway. This results in long winding driveways which would make it a visual pleasure to arrive home. Perhaps not at night as I only saw garden lamps on one property.

Picturesque driveways.

Garden lamps.
Lamps on gate posts.

A bottlebrush and a banksia bush were another two verge-growing bushes.

Banksia & bottle brush.
Banksia & bottle brush.

I was pleased to see many picket fences, which contrasted with several very rural wire fences.

Picket fences.
The white fences stood out against their verdant background.

Wire fences.
The wire fences blended into their surroundings.

Some entrances were protected by gates.

Two of the property gates.

One of the few landscaped gardens and visible houses has a nice display of white roses.

There were many of these.

The only garden ornaments seen were a gnome, just visible through foliage, a group of crescent-shaped metal things on a pole and an old piece of agricultural equipment leaning against a tree.

Garden ornaments.
The only garden ornaments seen..

The only birds seen were two magpies. One on the only lawn seen and the other in a tree. I heard this one before I saw it as it was deep within the foliage.


A new plant to me was identified as a Tulasi tree, also known as holy basil and a native of the Indian subcontinent.

Tulasi tree.
The tulasi tree flower.

The highlight of this walk was the sighting of a large cat and a small one. The large one was a white lion seemingly roaring at anyone who looked at it. The small one just looked at me as I passed by.

Both ends of the cat family.

The only walker I saw was a man walking his dog, which seem to take a dislike to me, barking and trying to escape its leash. I did not pat it.

Walkers with dog.
Walker and barking dog.

At times you would think you were in the country, not Ringwood East. Some of the blocks were just overgrown bushland, a real country look and feel.

Overgrown area.
Very country.

It must be moth season as there were dozens flying about, occasionally landing on a nearby flower.

Getting stuck into their work.

Also seasonal were several cotoneaster trees with their bright red berries and a few Easter lilies.

Cotoneaster bush and Easter lilies.
Cotoneaster bush and Easter lilies.

Geraniums seem to pop up everywhere.

Simple but nice.

There were occasional landscaped verge areas. Being an unsealed road, the gutters were just open drains, but one local landowner filled their section with loose stones, to fill in the drain but still allow water flow.

Road and gutter.
An unmade section, landscaped verge and covered drain.

It's not a busy road but it is visually busy. It must be great to live in suburbia and still have a country environment.

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Why? It's a great walk.
When: Anytime
Where: Angus Avenue, Ringwood East. Melway map: 50. E.6.
Cost: free
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