Sunday Selections was originally brought to us by Kim, of Frogpondsrock, as an ongoing meme where participants could post previously unused photos languishing in their files.
Huge thanks to Cie who gave me this wonderful Sunday Selections image.
The meme was then continued by River at Drifting through life. Sadly she has now stepped aside (though she will join us some weeks), and I have accepted the mantle.
The rules are so simple as to be almost non-existent. Post some photos under the title Sunday Selections and link back to me. Clicking on any of the photos will make them embiggen.
So I woke him up early, and we headed down to the lake...
And then the sun came up - in a truly dramatic fashion, and balloons started to appear...
Kayakers, canoeists and paddle boarders flock to the lake, for the view, and because some balloons will give lucky people a tow. Mind you, the previous day I heard a balloonist say that when he misjudges the landing on the lake he spends the rest of the flight dripping wet.
I really like the Air Force's feature balloon - though that mask always makes me think of Darth Vader.
It really was a delightful morning, and the spectacular sunrise perfectly suited the occasion. When asked later himself (grudgingly) admitted it was worth getting up early for, and that he liked the vantage points I had chosen.
We finished the morning watching some of the balloons land, close to the arboretum and our Governor General's residence.
There will be more colour and whimsy in the next few posts too, but (probably) no more balloons. I will try and be a bit more restrained with the photos too. Have a wonderful week.
PS: For Australian readers the Dignity Drive is on again (finishing at the end of the month). Woolworth's Supermarkets (and I believe Bunnings) have drop boxes where you can donate period products (tampons, pads, cups and period pants) and continence products for distribution to those in need. No-one should be forced to choose between food, paying rent and their dignity. And sadly I suspect dignity is often the loser in that choice. The goods and services tax has finally been removed, but they are still a significant and ongoing expense.