Spring is a beautiful time of the year anywhere in the world, none more so than in Melbourne. Flowers are blooming, birds humming and the city is slowly coming alive. I’ve been staying in Richmond and a walk along the banks of the nearby Yarra River is a great way to start the day.

The Yarra River, Melbourne
The Yarra River

The Yarra River, Melbourne
Banks of the Yarra

Rowers on the Yarra River, Melbourne
Rowers on the Yarra

The wattle is still flowering.
Wattle Tree, Melbourne
Wattle tree

Victorian Home, Melbourne
Old Melbourne home near the Yarra

We usually end up at the great little cafe, “Friends of Mine” in Swan St.
Perfect for breakfast, coffee or lunch.
Friends of Mine, Melbourne
Coffee at Friends of Mine

Wandering back through the streets, the flowers in some of these old Melbourne homes are a sight to behold.
The camellias are a picture……
Camellia Bush, Melbourne
Old camellia bush

Camellias, Melbourne
Beautiful Camellias

Camellia, Melbourne
A great colour

Camellias, Melbourne
Frilly camellia

Camellias, Melbourne
Another beautiful camellia

Garden sculpture in Richmond, Melbourne
You never know who is looking over the fence!

the magnolias are stunning…….
Magnolia FLower
Magnolia Tree, Melbourne
Magnolia Flower, Melbourne
Magnolia Tree, Melbourne
and the blossom beautiful……..
Almond Blossom and Magnolia in Melbourne
Almond Blossom and Magnolia cover the house

Blossom Trees in Melbourne
Blossom trees line the street

Even the bees are getting in on the act!
Lavender Bush, Melbourne
Lavender honey in the making?

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