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Central Avenue, Croydon South

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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 July 9th 2021
This avenue is central to your walk
This 800 metre long avenue is a no through road from Bayswater Road and ends at Woodland Park.

Central Avenue.
Central Avenue.

Despite its no through road status, it is a very busy thoroughfare, indicated by its many speed humps, although there are some exit roads along the way.

Central Avenue.
Many speed humps.

A sign of things to come are the appearance of Cootamundra wattles in full bloom. Their brilliance is visible from quite a distance.

Cootamundra wattle.
Cootamundra wattle.

Also brilliant was a bright yellow bush of daisies. The background of this bush was a nostalgic picket fence.

daisy bush
Just brilliant.


daisies and fence.
Daisy bush with picket fence.

Red hot pokers also competed for the brilliance title, while the Hebe flower exhibited more subtle colourings.

red hot pokers
All over red variety.


hebe bush
Hebe bush.

Almost every street walk encounters walking dogs with their owners. Individuals are also encountered.

walker with dogs.
Two dogs and walker.


walker
Heading home.

Jonquils are popping up everywhere this time of the year, giving brightness on a dull day, as do grevilleas.

jonquils.
White jonquils.


grevillea
Grevilleas are always attractive.

Many spotted doves were observed, both in trees and on rooftops. They normally travel in pairs.

spotted dove
Spotted Dove.


spotted doves
On the roof.

An unusual sighting was a magpie on a tree branch with a large twig in its beak, assumingly nest-building material.

magpie with twig.
A D.I.Y. magpie.

Aloe is a variety of flowering succulent plants and when they flower they certainly look different.
aloe vera flower
Flowering aloe.

A bright orange flower begged close inspection. It was identified as a calendula flower, which is a member of the daisy family and sometimes called a Marigold.

Calendula flower
Calendula flower.

A couple of geraniums showed how diverse this genus is, some even look exotic.

geraniums
Geraniums.


geraniums
More geraniums.

I saw two unidentified specimens on Central Avenue. A spike in a succulent and a bright yellow flower with a green centre.

flower spike
Flower spike.



A noise overhead revealed a group of sulphur crested cockatoos over flying, low enough to be photographed. While the cockatoos were noisy, the noisy miner in a tree was quiet.

flying cockatoo.
Just passing.


noisy miner in tree
The quiet noisy miner.

Several front yard lemons trees were full of lemons and do add a little colour to the lemon trees.

lemon tree
They are colourful.

A well-established garden surrounded a well-established garden in a wheelbarrow.

wheel barrow
A garden within a garden.

One resident had a well-established verge garden, always adding interest to any walk.

verge garden
Verge garden.

Central Avenue ends at Woodland Park which will extend the enjoyment of this walk.

Woodland Park
The start and end of the Woodland Park circuit path.large image

Look for this one.

Street sign
The place to be.
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Why? It leads to a park.
When: anytime
Where: Central Avenue, Croydon South. Melways map: 50. G.9.
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It amazes me to see so much color at this time of the year.
by annie (score: 1|51) 16 days ago
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