Yesterday was a rather chilly Spring day in Melbourne, Australia, and all the more so with my decision to head up to the nearby hills and explore some open private historic gardens at Mt Macedon which were created after the devastating bushfires of Ash Wednesday in 1983.
Here are a few to demonstrate the wonderful European influences from the 19th century:
At Forest Glade:
At Tieve Tara:
And a trip to Mount Macedon should include:
an Australian rainforest bushwalk such as to the lovely stands of Eucalyptus viminalis at Sanatorium Lake, temperature had dropped to 6degC and it was getting quite dark:
and check out this very loving tribute of this lady to her lover in the Macedon cemetery: