Monday, 18 June 2012

The orchards

One of the lovely things about living in Melbourne again is discovering new places. My next few posts will take a light-hearted look at some of these, in contrast to my last, existential post…

If you head down High Street Road away from Glen Waverley and into Wantirna South, you can find a remnant of the orchards that used to cover much of the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. The rolling hills are gorgeous in the early morning sunlight with its strong, stark shadows.

In fact the shadows look great at this time of day.

The fruit and vegetables are still sold in wooden tubs, and the outhouses are all corrugated iron. For somewhere so close to Melbourne, it felt like we were out in the country.

A few minutes up the road there is a flower and vegetable shop run out of what looks like a shipping container.

This place has more of a feel of somewhere in Southeast Asia.

The vegetables looked lovely and fresh in the morning air.

Plus we were greeted by a friendly cat, enjoying the sunshine.

A lovely morning out, while still so close to home!

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