I will lift up my eyes………………..

This is the view from the end of my street
taken on a bright sunny day a couple of years ago


Another view taken earlier today a little further down
The same tree lined (main) road in the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges (which you can see in the distance)

There are houses lining both sides of the road as well as small streets that lead to the estates that sprung up as the original orchards were sold off in the middle of the last century – 1950s/1960s.2

At certain times of the day it can be busy but somehow still has the feel of a country road.  There is that barrier of trees between the footpath and the road that sort of gives a feeling of protection to the walker


As well as the nearby park (which I’ve shown you before) this believe it or not is a pleasant place to walk.  Maybe it’s the fact that the path meanders along and hasn’t been set out in a straight line or it could be the closeness of all those gum trees but I always feel much better after making my way along here and back home again.



Here we are at my ‘short walk’ turn around place – its 1km up to here from home so that gives me a 2km walk (about 1.25 miles).   And look, there were sunny blues skies for a while this cool dry autumn morning which lifted my spirits enormously.


And looking back down the way I came I wonder
Which way home??
I’ll let you in on that secret another day:)

As a footnote
Each time I take this short walk and see the hills in the distance
I remember this from my younger more regular church going days

Psalm 121 – King James Version

I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help
My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.
He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber
Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.
The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand.
The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.
The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.
The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.

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26 thoughts on “I will lift up my eyes………………..

  1. So pretty. My friend lives in Montrose and I always feel like I’ve been to the mountains when ever I visit thanks for sharing the pics


    1. With most people owning cars there aren’t too many walkers round here – older trying to keep fit ones and dog walkers. Further up the road rises substantially so we do get some joggers passing by now and again


  2. You live in a lovely place, the trees and hills and park. Nature is such a wonderful part of life on this Earth, so good for our hearts and souls.


    1. We are a fair way from the city but still classed as a suburb – not the poshest (in fact the ABS describes it as ‘working class’)but a lovely green suburb


    1. Actually the photos are deceiving as the path rises up a bit. Just a gentle slope but enough (if you are walking fast enough) to make you huff and puff a bit!


  3. What lovely scenery to walk. I would love to walk this every day. Nice and shady in places. Perfect ! Walking always makes one feel better. Thanks for sharing.


    1. It’s amazing the plans I come up with along that path – then I cross over and come back home along the other side and come up with entirely different thoughts altogether lol
      Leafy green eastern suburbs do have a certain charm and when they right at the foot of the mountains that is better still


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