Monday, September 23, 2013

Canberra offerings

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!)


Gemma Wiseman said...

The markings on the pansy are most unusual. It looks delightful. And love the view of Lake Burley which I haven't seen in a long long time.

Lea said...

Beautiful photos!
I especially like the Bird of Paradise
Lea's Menagerie

Karen said...

Looks like a great place for a sail. The flowers are gorgeous!

SmilingSally said...

Hi Valerie,

I love those blue covers on the boats.

I look forward to reading your comment on my post.

Thanks for playing Blue Monday, and for sharing your blue.

Little Wandering Wren said...

Hi Valerie

You have chosen two great flowers, I love the little chirpy, cheery pansy flowers and the Birds Of Prey always seem such an exotic flower.

Lola said...

Hi Valerie!

The strelitzias and the pansy (especially the "veins" on it) are superb!

Happy Monday Mellow Yellow!

My name is Riet said...

Beautiful phooto's of beautiful flowers Valerie.
Have a nice week.

Fun60 said...

Those Birds of paradise are beautiful

maryaustria said...

Fantastic photos. The flowers are gorgeous. I really like the fine lines on the pansy!

Unknown said...

I love the bird of paradise flowers.

Anni said...

Beautiful spring photos to enjoy now that autumn arrives to my part of the world ...

Neesie said...

Gorgeous certainly gave me an Aussie fix with your photos today Valerie,
I left Melbourne back in July and miss it, so it's nice to go back now and again even if it is only virtually. But I'm also happy being back in the UK too.
I adore the Bird of Paradise flowers and have painted them numerous times on silk.
Have a great week and thanks for letting me take a peek into your world.

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