A native frangipani tree looked magnificent covered in its yellow flowers. Worldwide there are almost 1000 species of the salvia genus. A magenta and lilac coloured specimen was particularly attractive.
At the halfway mark is Gracedale Park, a large area with a playing field and a well-equipped playground. There was a cricket match in progress when I passed and a football match would probably be seen in winter.
Many walkers were out with their dogs. Amber was one dog who was very friendly and posed for me as did a mother and daughter pair of border collies. A golden retriever just stared at me from an adjoining property.
It was pleasing to watch the feeding antics of a rainbow lorikeet, almost defying gravity at times. An unusual sighting at the end of Gracedale was a small yard of chooks, who seemed to think I was going to feed them as they rushed to the fence.
At our old place we had the traditional lamp on a post (even a flag pole) and bird of paradise plants. I miss our beautiful garden but not the work to keep it up. Our current place is much more maintenance free as we bought with our later years in mind.