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Timms Avenue, Croydon

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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 September 8th 2021
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Timms Avenue is a straight 900 metres between Pascoe Avenue and Ervin Road. It has footpaths on both sides and is slightly undulating.

Timms Avenue.
Timms Avenue showing undulations.

Colourful flowers dominate this walk and several azalea bushes were alive with masses of flowers and a visual delight.

Azaleas, saturated with colour.

By contrast, a red and a white camellia almost looked lonely against its bush's green leaves.

A red one and a white one.

It is certainly daisy season and a large variety and colours dominated many gardens. Particularly attractive were several patches in full sun with the background in shadow.

An eye full of colour.

Another eye full.

A daisy of a different kind was encountered - a Maltese shih tzu named Daisy. Not as colourful as her namesake, but friendly despite showing her teeth.

Daisy was not the only doggie going for a walk, many others, also with their owners were afoot, or should that be apaw.

dog walkers
Walkers and their dogs.

Another animal seen was a Bunning's bear attached to a fence, smiling despite being hung up.

toy bear
Bunnings bear just hanging around.

Two orange Chinese lanterns brightened up one garden, as did a nice hibiscus bush.

Chinese lantern & hibiscus.
Chinese lantern and hibiscus.

Even brighter was a large patch yellowy-orange freesias.

Colourful freesias.

The magpies seen on this walk preferred to sit in trees or on television antennas. One crow preferred the top of a give way sign, while another preferred the road before flying away.

An aerial perch.

Crow atop a give way sign.

Up and away.

Many people without dogs were out walking, their striding indicting exercise rather than sight-seeing. Some preferred a bicycle for their exercise.

Serious walkers.

Walk or ride, it's still exercise.

Individual flowers were represented by an agapanthus and an iris.


A large patch of purple lavender looked attractive as did the overall verdant colour of a large euphorbia bush.

Colour purple.

Euphorbia bush
Euphorbia bush.

A couple of wattlebirds were seen, both on overhead wires and tree branches. Surprisingly, no noisy miners were seen.

wattle bird
Wattle bird.

A bird of a different colour was spotted in one garden, a metal pink flamingo. A windmill featured in another garden.

pink flamingo
They are always pink.

Garden windmill.

A colourful example of a red bottlebrush caught my eye as did a bright red group of flowers.

bottle brush
Bottle brush bushes are always attractive.

red flowers
Also colourful.

Many picket fences were seen which give properties a friendly feeling, where brick fences look and are a barrier. Picket fences also give an escape route for many flowers and bushes.

picket fence
The old and the new.

escaped bush
Many escape routes.

With spring upon us, many trees that have been dormant during winter are bursting into life, full of blossoms.

blossoming trees.
Trees blossoming into spring.

An enjoyable walk in a well-established suburb.

Street sign
Where we have been.

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Why? More than just another street walk.
When: anytime
Where: Timms Avenue, Croydon. Melways map: 51. D.3.
Cost: Free
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Once again, thank you for the lovely, colourful photos.
by junea (score: 2|153) 16 days ago
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