Wednesday, 2 March 2016

BY THE CREEK

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. We are having some hot days as Calendrical Autumn has arrived, but at the same time, there are sparse rain showers and the trees are beginning to show the first yellow leaves. The seasons are changing...

This post is part of the Wednesday Waters meme,
and also part of the Waterworld Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Outdoor Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Wordless Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Seasons meme,
and also part of the Nature Footstep Digital Art Meme.





5 comments:

  1. You are quite knowledgeable about the indigenous Australians and the natural areas surrounding Melbourne and your pictures are lovely. Thanks Nick for another bit of education. One must never stop learning ...

    Andrea @ From the Sol

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  2. Thank you so much for contributing to Seasons! From some other bloggers I heard that yesterday Fall started - a good beginning with rain. Hope not too much, or does your area need it? Hope you see you back for Seasons next week:)

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  3. natures work of art. So beautiful and refreshing.

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  4. Looks like quite a refreshing rain - look how green the plants are - I bet they're enjoying the drink!
    Thanks for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/02/the-walls-of-san-juan.html

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  5. Interesting to me how such humble creeks are so historic.

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