Happy Australia Day!

I can’t find the words

They elude me

Australia

My home

I have had the opportunity to put my feet down in so many beautiful places in this country

And it all feels like me

Mine

Yours

Ours

It belongs to everyone

And no one

It just is

So damn special

It means humour

Resilience

Diversity

Colours of depth

Brilliance

Snakes crocodiles spiders – some of the most dangerous in earth

Koalas, kangaroos,emus, platypus, kookaburra, cockatoo

Unique

Surprising

The landscape vast and huge

Ever changing as you drive through

Up north

Down south

East and west

Dead centre Uluru

I’ve been there too

I’ve been under the ground in opal mines

And flying like a bird high above

They call it the lucky country

But the luck

And love

Lives in us

For being able to call it home

Here are a few photos – so many are missing

So many more should be here

But it’s okay

They are present in the slideshow of my mind

Blessed to have them there

*header picture camel ride at dawn near Uluru central Australia with my niece from a couple of years ago

Oh and my bike features in a lot of the photos because it was my mode of travel to many places – cannot beat rising along with the scents of this country blowing through your helmet

20 thoughts on “Happy Australia Day!

  1. Happy Australia Day!
    Your video is wonderful and your words speak of the land you love.
    It has been heartbreaking to see all the fires there that have been so devastating! 🙁

    • Australian native timbers and grasslands respond with a regenerative response to bushfire – it is so sad though the great loss of native wildlife and of course human life – I hope they can bounce back with the same resilience that the land is showing

  2. I would love to go to Australia one day. That being said, I am worried about the snakes and spiders…. LOL. But otherwise I would love to go!

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