Wednesday, 21 August 2013

BY THE CREEK IN WINTER

Darebin Creek is a creek that runs through the northern suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It is the main watercourse of the Darebin Valley and a major tributary of the Yarra River. For tens of thousands of years it was used as a food and tool source sustainably by the Wurundjeri people, Indigenous Australians of the Kulin nation alliance, who spoke variations of the Woiwurrung language group.

The creek rises on the northern urban fringe of Melbourne north of the suburb of Epping, following a general southerly route and meeting the Yarra at Alphington. The creek forms much of the municipal boundary between the City of Darebin and City of Banyule. Formerly an intermittent stream, increased stormwater runoff with urbanisation of the Darebin Creek catchment has resulted in permanent water flow.

The creek runs through Darebin Parklands, a large nature reserve one or two kilometres northwest of the junction at which the creek meets the Yarra. The Darebin Creek Trail runs along the banks in the lower reaches of the creek. This is the creek in the Darebin Parklands, in Winter.

This post is part of the Waterworld Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Outdoor Wednesday meme.





8 comments:

  1. If you hadn't told me I would have thought I was viewing a scene from Canada. Our countries are similar but so different.

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  2. wonderful shots of a beautiful place with great composition, colors and textures! Beautiful! ~ carol, xo

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  3. aloha Nick,

    love the nature shots, I can almost touch that rushing water...ah its very cold :)

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  4. I love the muted colors in this!

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  5. This is really gorgeous shots!

    Thank you for joining Water World Wednesday
    Kim,USA

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  6. I would love to hear the water.

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  7. Looks like a beautiful place. I love water pictures. You got some great ones.

    Linnea

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