Two unusual objects were encountered during my casual stroll. A bright red box on a pole caught my attention from the opposite side of the street. Closer inspection revealed it as a street library, where you can take a book and leave a book.
About halfway along the Rise, at its lowest point, houses on the west side gave way to a bush area. The distant sound of running water could be heard. A very narrow path led to Brushy Creek, bubbling its way to the Yarra River some five kilometres away.
My one disappointment of the walk was noticing a sulphur-crested cockatoo circling around before descending onto a long-dead tree trunk and quickly disappearing into a hollow, where it would have a nest. Even though it was right in front of me, it was too quick for my camera to react. I waited for several minutes, but it did not emerge, although it was a nice visual experience.