This 600 mt. lane runs off Liverpool Road. It is a no-through road with a surprise at the end.
It is semi-rural with acreages rather than normal housing blocks, with every house set well back from the road and every property having a front fence.
Some front fences are attractive.
Being almost country, horses were resident on many properties.
Several properties had horses.
One and a half horses.
Agapanthus were a predominant flower on many properties and roadside verges.
Many groups were on the verge and the large properties.
Nice up close.
A tall slender tree-like plant looked unusual, but on closer inspection of its base revealed it was an agave plant.
A very mature agave plant.
Many magpies were seen. One sitting on a fence departed as I approached, but another two were oblivious to me as they appeared to be arguing over a tasty morsel. It was certainly a loud argument from one maggy.
Nice to catch one in flight.
A few properties had bushes planted behind their fence. They included a couple of bottlebrush bushes, a trumper bush and a montbretia plant, the latter being a member of the iris family, native to southern and eastern Africa.
Only a couple of roses were seen.
Before and after.
A particularly picturesque scene was a well-maintained paddock with numerous gum trees scattered on it. On my return walk along Lillypilly Lane some nice views of nearby Mt. Dandenong presented themselves.
Nearby Mt. Dandenong.
A not well-maintained paddock had a small outcrop of prickly pear cacti. Another had a couple of blackberry bushes on the fence line,
Almost black blackberries.
A couple of fences had a row of insulators strung along them. This is a sure indication of an electric fence, definitely a no-touch one.
Incorporated in one fence were two iron wheels, remnants of a former farm machine. One front yard featured a wheelbarrow still in use, rather than being a mobile garden bed. A surprise sighting was eleven canoes on two trailers almost looking abandoned.
Old farm wheels.
Wheel barrow and canoes
A couple of properties had entrance gates attached to brick piers. They both had lamps atop them.
Five other bird sightings were a noisy miner, Indian myna and mudlark. A pair of plovers were in one front garden and a wooden kookaburra sitting on a post.
Noisy miner, Indian miner and mudlark.
A pair of plovers.
Being a semi-rural lane with no footpaths no walkers were seen. Along Liverpool Road is a walking track that seemed popular with walkers and cyclists.
A walker in Liverpool Road and the end of the lane.
A reminder of almost being in the country were an old gate and rural-looking fences.
Rustic gate and fences.
Most properties had a large expanse of grass between the road and the house, but a few had some landscaping in the form of a swing and hangings from a tree branch.
The surprise at the end was the entrance to Iron Bark Station, a function centre styled on an 1850s colonial town.
Enter along Clydesdale Lane.
If not a casual walk, a slow drive along Lillypilly Lane is interesting and would be educational for younger ones.