The older established properties were notable for their array of picket fences often in front of hedges which hide the houses. Even older properties were more noticeable by rusty gates and deteriorating wooden fences.
Colder weather seems to be the trigger for azaleas and camellias to flower and several of each were seen. A nice example of an agave plant was seen next to smaller succulents. A few agapanthuses were flowering, either late bloomers or early ones.
Garden ornaments can be simple or complex. Two simple ones seen were two cherubs as a wall hanging and a lonely frog. More complex was a birdbath, complete with a cement bird, surrounded by a garden bed. A wagon wheel and an old plough decorated another garden. Another wheel accompanied a pot man and nearby it appeared to be a retirement village for garden ornaments.
The only still birds seen were several magpies and a single wattlebird. Often on walks loud overhead screeching can be heard, heralding a fly-past by sulphur-crested cockatoos. If you are carrying a camera and are quick with your trigger finger you can capture them as they pass overhead.
A street stall selling potted plants and flowers was something different. There was a very colourful display of flowers available which brightened up my walk. Another colourful floral display was a series of red and white potted plants bordering a balcony.
There are numerous varieties of the salvia genus. I caught two bees hovering around a mauve variety. The salvia hot lips is an attractive variety showing red and white flowers and some showing both colours.