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Lee-Ann Crescent, Croydon

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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 January 8th 2021
Lee-Ann will show you her secrets
Street sign
We are here.

Lee-Ann Crescent is a well-established 900 metre long street. It is definitely 1960s vintage with front fences, lawns, footpaths, overhead wires and an occasional weatherboard house.

Footpath and fences.

It is quite a leafy thoroughfare with many mature trees both in front yards and on nature strips, often joining to give welcome shade on a warm day.

street scene
Looking along Lee-Ann Crescent.

Colourful flowers were not prolific as most gardens sported bushes, shrubs and trees.

orange flower
This one stood out.

An area of Gazania Daisies gave a brilliant splash of yellow, while a more subtle white rose was also attention getting.

gazania daisy
Gazania daisies.

white rose
White rose.

A display of Canna Lilies really stood out with their background in shadow, as did a sword lily in full sun.

canna lilies
Red canna lilies.

sword lily
Sword lily.

Unusual items in gardens always catch the eye and Lee-Ann Crescent provided several. What seemed like a toy village from the distance, manifested as several model trucks lined up along the footpath. They were radio controlled models belonging to Stephen, who proudly posed behind then with his remote controller in hand.

model trucks
Stephen behind his trucks and in front of his man cave.

What looked like a UFO that had just landed in a front yard turned out to be a UNO, a unidentified non-flying object.

Garden UFO
The garden UFO.

Rexy, the friendly bear, looked happy in his little elevated home surrounded by some of his friends.

Bear in a box.
Rexy at home.

Nearby, probably a cousin, was attached to a tree trunk watching all who passed.

Tree bear.
Neighbourhood watch?

A few people were out and about despite the quite warm sunshine.

man walking
Walking with a steadying influence.

girl striding
We crossed paths.

With it being agapanthus flowering season, some very nice displays were evident, including a patriotic group.

Agapanthus along the footpath.

patriotic agapanthus
Patriotic agapanthus.

A particularly interesting display was a line outside the front fence and the nature strip a sea of agapanthus.

Guard of honour.

I was pleased to see a few picket fences with a couple of uninteresting escapees. There was one desperate escapee, escaping through a paling fence.

picket fence
Old, but interesting.

escaped flower.
The desperate escapee.

Birds were few and far between, despite the many trees available for them to sit in. A magpie was the only one to avail themselves of the facility. Several noisy miners and a lone sulphur crested cockatoo performed a fly by.

magpie in tree
Magpie in tree.

One of the nicest gardens I have seen was a lovely landscaped one with flowers and shrubs and a few steps leading through to a lych gate. It was in this garden that the UFO had landed.

beautiful garden
A visual delight.

A gum tree was about to burst into flower and a Kangaroo Paw showed there was beauty in simplicity.

flowering gum

kangaroo paw
Kangaroo paw.

Lee-Ann has a lot to show you and welcomes wheelchairs as any slopes are gentle. Several speed-humps slow passing traffic making it a very quiet and safe walk.
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Why? So much to see.
When: anytime
Where: Lee-Ann Crescent, Croydon. Melways map: 37. C.9.
Cost: Free
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