Early Morning Walk

Rise and shine, everyone!


Working from home as part of Covid 19 social distancing measures means that I get to take an early morning walk around my neighbourhood at the time when I would usually be travelling on the train to my workplace in the Melbourne CBD.


These photos are taken at local wetlands (these were called swamps when I was growing up and we knew to look out for snakes when we were around them).

A twilight walk through my Melbourne suburb during Autumn


I’d like to show you my part of the world, which is a western suburb of Melbourne. I took the following photos at around 7pm during the middle of March which is autumn in Australia. The photo above was taken from a park near my home. I usually work in one of those buildings on the horizon but am presently working from home (social distancing).


My area is quite a new suburb and in Melbourne new estates are obligated to provide a certain amount of wetlands and parks.


The following photos are of flowering gums.

Spot the native bee in the photo below.


A wetland and a bird… I have no idea what the bird is, but the photo after this is of a magpie. I saw some rosellas too but wasn’t quick enough to get a photo of them.


Gum nuts from two different trees.

The next photo is of a native ground cover called pig-face which is a horrible name but these are beautiful when they are in flower.


Bottle brush.


Different barks, all Australian natives.

The following shrub is a Grevillea.


A few trees to finish off. There are more than 700 species of eucalyptus trees in the world, most of them in Australia. Most of these trees are in streets outside people’s homes.