These photos from Yanakie include a covered walking track, shrubs, water plants, natural granite rocks, fungi, gnarled tree stumps, sunset scenes, berries, Australian native correa, moss branches and more.
As one of the oldest established communities in South Gippsland, Leongatha is home to a variety of period style houses and historic buildings. The greens and yellows of this house in one of the neat and tidy side streets, blends beautifully with the large tree in front that’s only just holding on to the last of its’ autumn leaves.
The real estate here is reasonably priced and tends to hold its value quite well. Country areas don’t seem to get the extreme fluctuations in price that the fast paced trendy city areas attract. I’ve made a chunk of money investing in the country, but don’t expect great rental returns on residential properties in most locations, instead, the homes I’ve owned and renovated around Foster and Mount Best, increased in value tremendously in only a few years. Very happy about that :-)
See more photos from Leongatha here.
Whenever I drive through Leongatha along the South Gippsland Highway the first thing I’m always taken with is the beautiful roadside plantings throughout the local area.
Then as I walked along the streets one day with camera in hand, I couldn’t help but be impressed by the neat, and well kept condition of many of the lawns and gardens in the town, mind you, the local shire council offices are situated here, so it makes perfect sense that the amenities and aesthetics of the place are tended to regularly … never-the-less, it is a wonderful sight to see.
Pictures include street scenes, native lilly pilly berries, gum tree pods, wattle blossom, daffodils, pink camelia, red hot poker spike, autumn leaves, eucalypt tree bark, garden pots, a magpie and more.
These lovely photographs of the gardens in Leongatha tell the story much better than I could possibly do with words … enjoy!
I actually took this photo of the botanically named Swainsona formosa FABACEAE at the Black Mountain Botanic Gardens in Canberra on my last road trip, but then realised it’s also one of the specialist wildflower plants grown by our large local Wholesale Native Plant Nursery in Sandy Point.
It’s always so nice to see the great turn up of people at the local farmers markets, for the arts and crafts and freshly grown organic produce in so many of the towns in South Gippsland. Places like Foster, Cowes, Coal Creek, Churchill Island, Grantville Inverloch, Jumbunna, Newhaven, Korumburra, Loch, Leongatha, Philip Island, Tarwin Lower, Mirboo North, Wonthaggi and Yarram all seem to have markets on a regular basis.
This particular photo of fresh vegetables, silver-beet, spring onions, sweet potato, beans celery, capsicum, lettuce, pumpkin, was taken at the Organic Produce Market in Koonwarra.