The latter is almost a good description of The Eyrie in Lilydale. It is only 600 metres in length and quite steep along parts of its short course but many residents would have good views over Lilydale.
Mature trees in front yards, combined with street trees offer a canopy of foliage in parts, giving an added pleasure to the walk. Some of these trees are of the flowering variety, which can look spectacular covered in colourful blooms.
Several unusual individual blooms were seen, which always adds interest to a street walk. My thanks to the staff at Warren Glen Nursery in Warrandyte who identified many of the flora I photographed in The Eyrie.
A very large bush with many green tentacles, mostly pointing upwards, was identified as a Pride of Madeira. It did remind me of a green octopus with its tentacles pointing in many directions. I imagine on a very windy day it could be intimidating.