Following a delicious Sunday lunch at the lakeside sailing club with my hosts and their friends, I took a stroll down amongst those venturing onto the water of Lake Burley Griffin in their various craft.
(Having now been able to refresh my memory as to the vast area this lake covers, I am better able to understand how fellow photoblogger Kayakcamerman keeps coming up with a stunning variety of sunrise captures! If you've not had the pleasure of visiting his site, may I encourage you to do so - you won't be disappointed)
These Strelitzias ("Bird of Paradise") were available for purchase from
the fabulous Farmers' Market where my hosts and I enjoyed
a scrumptious breakfast
This gorgeous Pansy was one of many thousands providing complementary
ground level accompaniment to the millions of tulips at Canberra's
annual Floriade exhibition.
Linking up with Blue Monday
(with thanks to all the patient, accommodating hosts!)