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Pine Crescent, North Ringwood

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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 23rd 2021
It's a Pleasant Crescent
Pine Crescent runs off Panorama Avenue and is only about 700 metres in length but it curves around like a true crescent joining Arum Crescent, which then enters Panorama Avenue.

road scene
The star of Pine Crescent.

A short 150 metre walk along Panorama will bring you back to your starting point in Pine Crescent, giving a pleasant 1.4 km circuit.

Street sign
We are here.

flowering bush
Simply colourful.

It is an area of large blocks with many houses well back off the street with large front yards with abundant foliage hiding the houses.

bushy garden
Where's the house?

A feature of this type of block is usually well-established gardens with a mass of trees, shrubs, bushes and creepers often entangled together. One such bush was a colourful Bougainvillea.

Bougainvillea en masse.

Hebe bushes and grevilleas also give a nice splash of colour when in bloom.

hebe bush
Hebe bush.

Grevilleas are always attractive.

A non-floral version of a splash of colour is when red leaves contrast nicely on a green bush.

red leaves.
Red on green.

Many individual colourful flowers stood out against the mainly verdant background. Iris flowers are always attractive as are roses.

Iris flowers do look nice.

Close up is better.

Apart from roses appearing in every street walk, daisies were also abundant.

Always a delight to see.

An asset to any garden.

Another variety.

It is a hilly area with the houses either on the high side or the low side.

pink flowers
A few gardens have a front fence to allow escapees.

At the high point of the crescent is a water tower and two mobile phone towers, all indicative of its altitude.

mobile phone towers.
Water and mobile 'phone towers.

A feature of more established areas is the abundance of Agapanthus, and Pine Crescent was no exception.

Agapanthus almost to the kerb.

white agapanthus
White but nice.

Every pedestrian seen were with their dog giving exercise for both.

dog walker
Walking the dog.

running the dog.
Running the dog.

Garden ornaments were few and far between, the most interesting being what looked like a large drawing compass surrounded by stones on a tree stump. The layout may have some significance but it did look different.

rusty compass
A rustic rusty compass.

Few birds were sighted. A few crested pigeons which were ground feeding, took to wing on my approach, with only one perching nicely in a nearby tree.

crested pigeon
Crested pigeon.

A potted Jade plant was sitting near a front gate, while a nearby Oyster plant with its long vertical stalk stood out.
jade plant
Jade plant in pot.

oyster plant
A stalk of oysters.

There are no footpaths along Pine Crescent and due to the steepness in parts, wheelchairs access would not be possible.

No footpaths.

Because of the lack of footpaths, some gardens extend almost to kerbside, making for an interesting walk.
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Why? You can make a circuit of it.
When: anytime
Where: Pine Cr. Ringwood North. Melways map: 49. E.5.
Cost: Free
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Another lovely walk and photos.
by annie (score: 1|24) 41 days ago
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