Shakespeare Avenue, Mooroolbark

Shakespeare Avenue, Mooroolbark

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Posted 2024-06-11 by Neil Follettfollow
This short street in Mooroolbark is one of several in the area named after English writers and poets.

A well-established area with some picket fences, including one with a lych gate. Even older was a wire fence and gate.

Always interesting is to see a flower not seen before. A templetonia plant, also known as a cockies tongue, a hardy Australian native that produces vibrant red flowers.

From a distance, what I thought was a magnificent display of yellow daisies was identified as a calendula bull’s eye, sometimes called a pot marigold.

More common were some bright red azaleas and several camellias.

Roses seem to be in gardens in almost every street. Always nice to see, photograph and occasionally smell. Some grevilleas were flowering in several gardens adding some warmth on a cold day.

A genuine garden lamp was one suspended upon a bracket attached to a tree trunk.

One bird bath was observed and what looked like a piece of painted artwork, on closer inspection was a stone fish. A cute koala was sitting among some vegetation. Being overtaken by vegetation was an abandoned giant’s boot.

It was nice to see Australian natives being planted as street trees. A small flowering bottlebrush was one.

Day lilies stand out with their brilliant yellow flowers. A few geraniums were noticed and a solitary bromeliad plant.

No birds were seen and only one walker was observed.

The rusted remains of a vehicle chassis seemed to be a garden ornament.

The avenue was named after arguably the greatest writer of the English-speaking world.

Enjoy this short walk.


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288230 - 2024-06-11 06:20:36

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