Fortune Avenue, Mt. Evelyn

Fortune Avenue, Mt. Evelyn


Posted 2024-05-29 by Neil Follettfollow
This 700-metre walk is a combination of urban and country. One side of the avenue is newly built housing while the other side is semi-rural acreages. It runs between Hereford Road and the Old Gippsland Road. Melway map 181. A.8.

The urban side was where all the floral specimens were seen. Banksias and camellias were prolific in many gardens, as were salvia hot lips.

Two gardens had a magnificent display of fuchsias. One tall display, with multiple blooms hanging down, gave the impression of flying foxes when silhouetted against the sky background.

A white lawn daisy was spied along with several geraniums.

Several of the newer houses sported a variety of new wooden fences.

Months too early, was a symbol of Christmas, a holly tree, with its bright red berries.

The only birds seen were a solitary magpie and a cement kookaburra sitting on a birdbath. Another bird bath was seen in another garden along with some spiral ornaments.

Rural properties mean interesting fences and gates and Fortune Avenue has many.

One double wooden gate was wide open and as I approached it began to close, it must have seen me coming. Other properties had wooden fences.

As with many rural or semi-rural properties, some picturesque entrances and driveways are seen.

Two dogs were seen on two properties. One at a distance and another which raced along the fence line and stared at me.

Fortune Avenue was a busy thoroughfare with many vehicles passing me on my walk. The only other human presence was a cyclist.

Being autumn, many liquid amber trees were a blaze of colour. Another blaze of colour was a juvenile maple tree. At the Old Gippsland Road end a wide verge had many trees in a grassed area.

A trio of pittosporum trees made a nice garden bed, hiding a paling fence.

Old trees often have interesting bark and dead old trees offer a haven to possums or larger birds.

Along the verge of the rural side about a 50-metre path forms a tunnel through the vegetation, a real bush walk.

It’s a nice walk one way and a different one on your return journey.

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287120 - 2024-05-28 09:58:36


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