Steve had the day off, so we headed to Manly Dam for a picnic.
We arrived in time for morning tea.
Freshly painted picnic tables.
New lawn and mulch.
Sparkling blue water.
Fresh cool air.
We went for a bushwalk.
So many wildflowers!
Good to stretch the legs.
Harder work than we thought.
Time for lunch.
We spread the rug under a tree, with a view of the dam.
Salad, chicken, boiled egg.
Moorhens stalking around the rug.
Boys and boats, books and belly-laughs.
Laura paddled in the cool water.
After a while we dragged ourselves away
so Steve could get home in time to play in a quartet with friends.
Packing up the car.
Picnic basket, rug, hats, books,
and imaginary polar bear.