Weekly Photo Challenge: Thankful

Our gorgeous country at sunset
Our gorgeous country at sunset
Spring flowers
The garden comes to life in Spring
Frog on a rainy night
Little green frog on a rainy night
Local wildlife
Local wildlife, the rainbow lorikeets visit our garden regularly
Maxi, black dog No.1
Maxi, our lovely aging princess
Bundy, black dog no. 2
Bundy, our obsessive, fun loving little boy
Our beautiful coast
Our beautiful coast, so close and accessible.
My husband and I in Venice
Me with my husband and best friend, enjoying Venice
Pompeii and Vesuvius
Exploring one of the world’s amazing, ancient sites: Pompeii
Parents touring a huge mine in Western Australia
My parents, they encouraged a love of travel from an early age.

As you can see I am thankful for many things, but there are many more where those came from. Aussies call Australia the ‘lucky country’, I don’t know that we are any luckier than residents of other countries however I am thankful for the opportunities we have, the abundance of space and access to good food, healthcare, education and at the moment, a low rate of unemployment.

Globally I am thankful for the amazing people that rescue animals from cruelty and those that work to help communities overcome natural disasters such as drought, floods and earthquakes. I am thankful for the wonderful places that are open to travellers/tourists like me and for the blogging community who share their experiences, their lives and their loves and provide support for fellow bloggers.

The list is endless, today I am thankful to be alive and able to share my photos and stories with you.