Wednesday, 26 October 2016

PARKLANDS, PONDS & PICNICS

The Darebin Parklands straddle Alphington and Ivanhoe, approximately 10 kilometres northeast of the City of Melbourne, and they are a district park covering an area of 33 hectares. Darebin Creek flows through the Parklands, to join the Yarra River, at Alphington. The Darebin Parklands are highly regarded for its social, recreation, education, conservation, water quality management, cultural and heritage values.

Several ponds are fed water from the Creek and provide a wetlands habitat for water birds, as well as picturesque stretches of water for the photographer. On beautiful Spring days like this one, this is the perfect place to have a picnic! The yellow flowers in the first two shots are wild mustard (Brassica alba).

This post is part of the Wednesday Waters meme,
and also part of the Outdoor Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Wordless Wednesday meme,
and also part of the ABC Wednesday meme.






6 comments:

  1. A pleasure visiting with you and seeing all the beauty around your area.

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  2. seems like lots of fun.... on a beautiful spot to be... who could ask for more

    Have a wonderful ABC-day / - week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)
    http://melodymusic.nl/a-b-c-wednesday-19p/

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  3. Just lovely as you head into spring and we head into winter! Rain here today was bouncing off the pavement, but that is quite unusual. Usually it's more a heavy mist. Your photos are so precious.

    Leslie
    abcw team

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  4. What a beautiful place! The fresh green of spring sprinkled with bright yellow is so alluring!

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  5. It looks like you're enjoying a lovely spring.
    Thanks for sharing these beautiful pix at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/10/along-way.html

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  6. Ivanhoe - tried to read that in junior high, but failed.
    ROG, ABCW

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