I'm a retired photographer living in Lilydale mainly researching and writing on Australian aviation history. Now writing more on general subjects.
Published May 23rd 2022
Forge ahead to enjoy this walk
Forge Road meanders and undulates for over one kilometre, starting at Bailey Road. One of the first things noticed is a verge garden of garden ornaments, dominated by a rusty 1942 vintage Howard tractor.
Not far from Bailey Road the Little Stringybark Creek is crossed. Forge Road follows the creek for a couple of hundred metres with houses on the far side of the creek, where two flamingos stood out in a landscaped area. On the creek bank, a bench seat would be a restful spot on a hot day. On the other side of the road, the blocks are large and on a slope with many long driveways into them.
Little Stringybark Creek, flamingos, seat and driveway,
Where I parked to begin my walk I was confronted with a botanical delight with a sloping garden overrun with a multitude of colourful flowers. The most spectacular was an abutilon, easily identified by the gardener leaving the nursery tag attached. Three pots on a wooden seat had a nice background of red chrysanthemums.