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Turkeith Crescent, Croydon North

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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 July 31st 2021
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Turkeith Crescent starts and ends at Lyons Road. It is only about 500 meters but if you walk between the start and end along Lyons Road, you have an easy and interesting circuit walk of almost 700 metres.

turkeith avenue
Turkeith Avenue

Camellias were the most prolific, colourful and beautiful flowers. The pink examples seen were so exquisite. A medium-size tree with a prolific display of blooms against a dark background and backlighting from the sun was a delight to witness.

pink camellias
Pink Camellias.

camellia tree
Absolutely stunning.

A tree full of white camellias, although not as colourful as the pink ones, had a beauty of its own.

white camellias
White camellias.

A more subtle display of floral colour was a large stand of lavender bushes, which were evident in several gardens.

You can almost smell the lavender by just looking at them.

Many magpies were seen, both in trees and at ground level. One was walking on the roadway but took off at my approach.

Magpie on roadway.

flying magpie
Departing magpie.

A few people were about exercising, with and without dogs. One dog walker had an unusual breed, a staghound, named Paddy.

A crescent walker.

Walker with dog.
Here come Paddy.

man & dog
Paddy with his owner.

Soon after meeting Paddy the staghound, I spied a staghorn fern attached to a fence.

Staghorn fern
A staghorn fern.

Another very colourful flower was the brilliant red flowers of a flowering quince tree. They are a native to south-east Asia and only produce small fruit.

flowering quince tree.
Flowering quince tree.

A dog of a different kind was seen lurking in an overgrown garden. He looked thirsty, with his tongue hanging out.

thirsty dog.
Thirsty dog.

He should have moved down the crescent as some kind resident had left a doggie drinking bowl set into the nature strip.

dog water bowl,
A dish for passing dish lickers.

Jonquils were in season and many gardens featured both the white and yellow variety.

Two shades of jonquils.

A medium-size shrub was starting to bloom with its subtle colourings. It was a leucadendron bush that is native to South Africa. Almost keeping it company was a large protea bush, South Africa's native floral emblem.

Leucadenron bush.
These do look nice/

Protea bush.

Apart from several magpies, the only other birds seen were the ubiquitous noisy miner.

noisy miner in tree
Noisy miner in tree.

About halfway along Turkeith Crescent is the Turkeith Crescent Reserve, which is mainly grass and a small playground. A walking path meanders through the reserve leading to Malcolm Court.

Turkeith Crescent Reserve.
Turkeith Crescent Reserve.

The owners at number thirteen displayed their street number in a topiary fashion.

A numbered hedge.

Another garden had an unusual birdbath, with what looked like a bird feeder with a light above. Perhaps catering for night owls.

Bird feeder & light.
For nocturnal birds.

Other flowers seen were an aloe, correa and a native hibiscus.

aloe flower
An aloe in flower.

Correa bush.

native hibiscus
Native hibiscus.

Garden beds against the front wall of houses often have an interesting display of small shrubs and flowers.

Garden bed
Garden bed.

This is a relatively easy walk with only a slight slope and with the diversion to the reserve, it is a good round walk.

Street sign
Where you have been.
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Why? A street walk with the lot.
When: anytime
Where: Turnkeith Crescent, Croydon North. Melways map: 37. B.7.
Cost: Free
Your Comment
I really need to take a leaf out of your book Neil instead of always walking the same route.
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|9023) 56 days ago
Love your photos Neil. Spring is in the air!
by annie (score: 1|61) 56 days ago
Would be interesting to know the origin of the name Turkeith and why this street named as such in the original sub division.
by ifaye (score: 1|74) 55 days ago
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