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McDermott Avenue, Mooroolbark

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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 August 11th 2021
Let the Rooster Point the Way
McDermott Avenue runs for 700 metres from Manchester Road to Ross Pincott Drive.

McDermott Avenue.
The only bend in McDermott Avenue.

The red and pink camellia trees are dropping their petals like coloured snowflakes. Fortunately, they don't melt but keep their colour, reflecting the colour of the still attached flowers.

camellia tree
It's snowing petals.


pink camellia
Pretty pink.

Hebe bushes were in full flower with many different colourings. Although not as spectacular, colour wise, as grevilleas they do have a beauty about them on close inspection.

hebe flower
Hebe bush.


hebe
Hebe bush.


grevillea
Grevillea.


There are footpaths on both sides of this straight avenue, not many walkers were about, just a couple returning from shopping.

walkers
Heading home.

Naturally, a good display of coloured daisies were in many gardens, a common flower, but always attention-grabbing.

yellow daisy
Yellow daisies.


white daisies.
A white one.

Most of the birds seen seemed to like sitting on structures other than trees. A couple of Indian mynas sitting on a rooftop and two spotted doves fitted this perching preference.

Indian mynas
Keeping watch.


Spotted doves.
Two spotted doves.

The noisy miners preferred overhead wires.

noisy miners
Noisy miners being quiet.

The only other bird seen was a tin rooster sitting on a weather vane who seemed to be going west.
tin rooster
Rooster heading west.


It was nice to see a few picket fences. No lychgates but still nice to see an almost icon of past years.

picket fences
Picket fences.

A row of yellow daffodils against a brick wall added much colour to one garden.

daffodils
All lined up.

A mini plastic playground in a front garden looked like it would provide much enjoyment to any resident children.

plastic play centre.
Residential playground.

While proteas seem to be long lasting, some do have a use by date.

dead proteas
Past their use by date.

A long-stemmed pink rose grew tall above some low growing shrubs.

pink rose
Single beauty.


Simple, small and white was a jasmine bush, needing a close look to reveal its beauty and aroma.

jasmine
Small, nice and aromatic.

A small splash of red among greenery was small floral growth on a large cactus bush. Definitely a case of beauty and the beast.

cactus
Beauty and the beast.

Native hibiscus plants occasionally pop up in gardens as do vinca plants, also known as periwinkle flowers.

native hibiscus
Native hibiscus.


Vinca flower.
Vinca flower.

An arum green lily complemented many of the traditional white varieties.

lilies.
Two different lilies.

A small low growing leucadendron bush caught my attention with its multi-coloured leaves.

Leucadenron bush.
Leucadenron bush.


This avenue is a pleasant, quiet and easy walk.

Street sign
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Why? Just a walk, but a good one.
When: Anytime
Where: McDermott Avenue, Mooroolbark.
Cost: Free
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