Coffee and Cake at Gilberts Winery near Kendenup

We met some of our new friends for coffee in the garden at the Gilbert’s Winery, just down the road from where we are house sitting in Kendenup, Western Australia.

Grandma Tingle Tree

Grandma Tingle Tree in Ancient Australian Forest

The burls and gnarled bark of this distinctive red tingle tree in Western Australia give it an almost human character…

White-breasted Waterhen, Ubud, Bali

White-breasted Waterhen in Rice Fields of Bali

The White-breasted Waterhen is a common sight in the rice fields of Bali, Indonesia. They feast mainly on the insects in the shallow water.

Cute Australian Creature Crossing Signs

Australia is of course well known for it’s variety of unusual animals. Since it is a very sparsely populated continent, these animals roam wild in the bush.

Australian Ringneck Parrot

Australian Ringneck Parrot

The beautifully colored Australian Ringneck is considered a pest by farmers in Western Australia because they decimate orchards and gardens. They call them 28’s due to their call.

Camouflaged Tree Frog in Albany, Western Australia

We came upon a large crow pecking at a tree. We soon realized that the crow was in fact attacking this large tree frog that was camouflaged on the side of the tree.

Lake Beratan as seen from the Mountains in Central Bali

Located in the mountains of Central Bali in the Bedugul region, Lake Beratan is considered a holy place by the Balinese and is a major water source for all of Bali.

Orchid at ARMA Museum in Ubud, Bali

Balinese Orchid at ARMA Museum in Ubud

Bali is home to a few really world class art collections. The Agung Rai Museum of Art in Ubud is filled with wonderful paintings and sculpture by local and international artists.

Bali Shrine Gate with Dragonfly

Dragonfly on Shrine Gate

Beside the terrace to our room in Bali, Indonesia was an ornate metal gate opening to a small shrine. This lovely gold and black dragonfly alighted there for a moment.

southern cross flowers

Wildflowers in Porongurup National Park

The Southern Cross Wildflowers in Porongurup National Park in Australia were tiny but gorgeous. The whole of the Porongurup Range is filled with a dizzying array of magnificent wildflowers.

Welcome to the Joyful Journeying Photo Journal

We have been traveling almost continuously since April 2013. We have traveled across the United States and Canada, in Southeast Asia, Oceana and Central America.

Our travels lead us to discover so many wonderful places and we have so many great adventures. Along the way, we have learned how to travel extensively on our meager budget. We write about our adventures and assist others in realizing their travel dreams on our blog JoyfulJourneying.com.

The Joyful Journeying Photo Journal is our place to inspire you to have your own travel adventures. We share photographs and stories of the many sights that have made our lives richer and lots more fun.

We hope these images encourage you to see more of what this amazing planet has to offer!

 

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Seaweed Strewn Beach, Maine Coast

Seaweed Strewn Beach, Maine Coast

The central coast of Maine is known for it’s many picturesque beaches. Many of these beaches border the long necks that jut out into the ocean and are very rocky.

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