I always enjoy the drive up and over Hindmarsh Drive, and then back again.
Heading east, there is the view across to the airport, the hills above Queanbeyan (once with snow on them!) and, on the Symonston side, some glorious remnants of farming land.
And, heading west, there is, of course, the stunning Brindabellas.
The evening commute (remember those?) is always made more bearable when you go up over the hill and have the mountains in silhouette, especially against one of those magical glowing-orange sunsets.
But there has been one more thing to make my heart sing on Hindmarsh Drive - the bushland mural painted by Canberra street artist Geoff Filmer on to an Icon Water tank.
The tank, just up from the Mugga Lane traffic lights, known as the Narrabundah reservoir, supplies water to the inner-south. It holds 18 million litres of water.
Thanks to Geoff, ably assisted by his artist dad Geoff, this otherwise bog-standard piece of utilitarian infrastructure is now also a stunning piece of art, featuring banksias, paper daisies, goannas, pelican and more.
I sometimes forget to look at it in the rush home, but when I catch a glimpse of this tank-cum-canvas, I feel happy and, just for a second or two, less stressed.
This week's cover story for Relax explores some of the murals that are being commissioned for private homes around Canberra. And they are beautiful. Residents spoke about the murals giving them some calm, peace, happiness.
Canberrans are also lucky to have many examples of public art scattered throughout the city.
But sometimes it's the unexpected, the incidental art that really makes you glad you live in the national capital. Idling at traffic lights, we're not bombarded with advertising signs or billboards, but with an electricity box that's been painted with magpies or blossoms.
Geoff Filmer has applied his magic to murals on everything from the Erindale bus station to the Dickson pool to even the pipes of the Cotter Dam. He turned a pump station on Red Hill into a Tardis.
The future of art - public, neighbourhood, whatever - is so clouded with the economic collapse caused by the coronavirus shutdown.
Icon Water, for one, says it has put its reservoir painting program "on hold due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. However, we will be reviewing this again in the future".
That's despite getting a positive response from the community. But, as with so many things, coronavirus has shifted the goalposts.
"While Icon Water has not conducted any specific surveys on our artistic upgrades to the facades of our reservoirs and other assets, we have received community sentiment both through our social channels and our annual customer satisfaction survey on these improvements," a spokeswoman said.
"When the Narrabundah Reservoir was painted in August 2019, this story was shared on Icon Water's Twitter and Instagram accounts and received positive feedback from the Canberra community.
"More recently, as part of our annual customer satisfaction survey, we're speaking with 500 customers on what's important to them. Through this process, we are able to drill down to understand what customers value so that we can factor this into our planning.
"One of these questions targets customer's opinions on the aesthetics of our assets, and this then further drills down into topics such as painting reservoirs. As the survey is currently underway, we do not have the results as yet." Watch this space.