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Morgan Avenue, 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 May 14th 2022
A good place for a village
This avenue is just under 500 metres, but it is a slow walk as almost every property has something of interest to stop and admire. It's a narrow road with no footpaths.

Morgan Avenue.
Morgan Avenue.

Many properties have verge gardens with most seem to be vegetated with self-sown flora. One example is a pomegranate bush with many attractive red flowers and one fruit.

Pomegranate.
Pomegranate bush, flower and fruit.

Three other verge flora were a strawberry tree, a plectranthus caninus roth purple flower and a few sedge plants.

Strawberry Tree.
Strawberry tree, plectranthus and sedge plant.

Azalea bushes are starting to bloom in many attractive colours. Daisies are also starting to appear.

azaleas
Colourful azaleas.


daisies
Daisies.

Wrought iron gates were a feature of many properties with one house having a white picket gate.
Gates
Picturesque gates.


My walk was on a windy autumn day and a delightful sight was the almost constant descent of autumn leaves. A paling fence was overgrown with cascading plants, all starting to turn. In several spots, distant views of the Dandenongs can be seen.

autumn
A cascade of colour, autumn leaves and a distant view.

Two different specimens of the salvia genus were seen as was a single bird of paradise, seemingly out of season.

Salvia & bird of paradise.
Two salvias and a bird of paradise.

Despite the leafy green street, the only birds seen were several magpies and a lone spotted dove.

Dove and Magpie.
Spotted dove and magpie.

Most gardens were well-established and overgrown, in a nice way. I didn't see one birdbath, but several garden vessels looked unique. Many garden lamps were a feature of some gardens.

Garden vessels.
Garden vessels.


Garden lamps.
Garden lamps.

A couple of walkers were encountered walking along the road. Although narrow it is a very quiet avenue with little traffic.

walkers
Walkers on the narrow avenue.

A high-rise spoon village had been built on a brush fence. The fad of spoon villages seems to have petered out, possibly as a result of no spare wooden spoons in kitchen drawers.

Spoon village.
Village above flood level.

A blue potato bush and a ground blue convolvulus ground cover were two other plants seen. A very bright red flower looking very much like a small grevillea added a splash of colour.

potato bush & convolvulus.
Potato bush & ground blue convolvulus.


grevillea
Grevillea?

Several houses had nice porch displays and one lychgate added to the enjoyment of this walk.

Porches & lych gate.
Porches & lych gate.


If you want a short street walk with plenty to see, Morgan Avenue is the place to go.

Street sign
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Why? It's short, but stimulating.
When: anytime
Where: Morgan Avenue, Croydon. Melway map: 37. B.12.
Cost: Free
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Neil,
Interesting post, looks like a lot of interesting things to see. Keep up the good work. David
by johns (score: 2|146) 39 days ago
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