Spring in Melbourne

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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8 Responses to Spring in Melbourne

  1. bagnidilucca September 19, 2011 at 10:49 am #

    Melbourne is a beautiful city and you have captured it very well. Spring is gorgeous in Melbourne. Brisbane just goes from cool to hot without much change. We do have the heavenly jacarandas and then the poincianas a bit later.

    • Jenny September 19, 2011 at 12:26 pm #

      Hi Debra. Perth is a bit like Brisbane too which is why I love the flowers in Melbourne. We certainly can’t grow magnolias like they do and our camellias bushes are half the size. The jacarandas will be out soon and both Perth and Brisbane will have their turn!

  2. Red Nomad OZ September 19, 2011 at 2:10 pm #

    Yes, I’ve been to Melbourne – but haven’t really ‘done’ it!! Your wonderful photos make it very, very tempting … even if Spring WILL be over before I manage to get there!!!

    Have a great day!!

    • Jenny September 19, 2011 at 4:53 pm #

      Thanks for commenting on the blog – really appreciated. I’ve been making the trip across the country a bit more lately so have been able to enjoy it as a local not a visitor.

  3. Krista September 19, 2011 at 9:49 pm #

    What a gorgeous spring day! Love all the sunshine and blossoms. 🙂 I’m flying to Brisbane in October for a year and cannot wait. 🙂

    • Jenny September 19, 2011 at 11:11 pm #

      You’ll get lots of sunshine in Brisbane. It may be a bit hot for magnolias but the jacaranda trees are beautiful. It’s a big move for you! At least you’ll be able to visit Melbourne. Don’t forget to come west as well!

  4. Rae September 20, 2011 at 2:38 am #

    Your images make Melbourne look fantastic. Richmond looks like a great place to stay especially being close to walking along the Yarra.. love the look of your local coffee place. If you are still over that way, have a wonderful stay.

    • Jenny September 20, 2011 at 3:18 pm #

      Thanks Rae. Melbourne in spring is a pretty special place. I can certainly recommend Friends of Mine if you are ever in Melbourne. They have great breakfasts! Back home now but planning a return visit!

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