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After 365…Archive 9

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Proud

I love kookaburras, they make me smile, I love their call….for it sounds more like a monkey than it does a bird song.

This shot was taken in Sydney a couple of months go. Do you remember a shot I took of a kookaburra with the light on its wings, staring out across Sydney Harbour, looking across to the City? Well, this was the same beautiful bird. Haven’t they got beautiful eyes!

After 365….Archive 6

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Bondi Beach

Bondi Beach is somewhere, even though I lived in Sydney, I didn’t visit all that often….I guess mainly because I lived on the Northern Beaches in Sydney, so didn’t really need to go there, but when ever I did go….it was always a nice change. This shot was taken, when I went to see USA against Australia in a friendly waterpolo match.

After 365… Archive 1

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Little Yellow Bird

As promised, here’s the photo of the little yellow bird that I took last weekend, but I chose another photo that I took on the same day to represent my day, in the 365 project.

Today was the first day in a year that I haven’t taken a photo and I must say, it feels really strange!

Over the next week, I will share some photos, like this one, of shots that I took during my 365 project, but didn’t make it in to the project itself. They will be put on here in no particular order… After or maybe during Easter, I will start my 365 project part 2, so stay posted. :-)

Day 366 Thursday 29th March 2012

Let the Fanfare Commence Play- My Last Sunrise (and day of this 365/366 project)

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Let the fanfare commence play….for today is a monumental day for me, for I have made it to the end of my 365 days project (366 with it being a leap year).

I had a quiet word with Mother Nature this morning, requesting a decent sunrise for my last day…she didn’t let me down.

I think I can say now, with my head held high that I did it! Not one day did I miss, no cheating for me, I actually did it! I am so incredibly proud of this project and I am overwhelmed by the support I have had from people all around the world, people that I didn’t know before I started this project.

This project has had a profound effect on me and on my life, which is why I am going to be doing a second one, starting in a few days time.

Thank you again, to my followers and to all of your comments. I apologise if I didn’t get round to replying to you, but thank you, they mean a lot to me.

Well, I hope you like my final post on this 365. I just took it enroute to work. I am in fact writing this in the car, so this really is hot off the press :-)

Kangaroo Point Wharf, NSW, Australia

Day 365 Wednesday 28th March 2012

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Day 365!

Well, firstly, I still have 1 more day, due to the Leap Year, so technically this project was actually about 366 days, not 365 days.

I have so much to say and I guess I will say most of it tomorrow on my final post for this 365 project….however, I will be doing a second 365 project as it is part of me now… this 365 bug! and like I mentioned in a previous post, I hope you will join me on that adventure too! Especially as I will be concentrating much much more on my photography, as I am dedicating 2 days a week to photography, for not only is this project coming to an end this week, but on Friday I will be leaving one of my jobs and I am going to focus more now on what I want in life and what I need to do to make me happy and that is taking photographs. of course, my partner makes me happy, friends, family etc but I want/need to do something for me.

Some good news regarding my second 365, is that I will be travelling to the other side of the world during 2012, so I will get to share this with you!

As I write, this, I am sitting alongside the waters edge, getting bitten to death by ants, as I have been patiently waiting for the sun to go down. I hope my efforts were worth the while!

By the way, it was grey and miserable this morning with lots of rain to go in the is and I was so worried that I wouldn’t have a nice photo to share today, looks like lady luck was on my side!

So, just one more post to go! And one more thing to say on today’s post….today, is my Uncle’s 60th Birthday, so Uncle John…this one is for you.

Day 364 Tuesday 27th March 2012

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Reflecting

Just took this photo, I am in the car as I write this enroute to work. My partner kindly stopped for a while, so that I could photograph the sunrise and the reflections on the water.

I feel so alive seeing beauty like this, first thing in the morning, What a nice start to my day! :-)

Day 363 Monday 26th March 2012

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Curved Ending

I only have 3 days left (3 days….as I am doing 366 days, due to leap year). Can’t believe that I am almost at the end of this huge journey I have been on. The fact that I have an entire year of my life documented in photographs, is to me, mind boggling and I have to say, that this will be a year of my life that I will never forget! I am not going to get all sentimental now, now is to the time, just that I guess, this photo that I took this evening, reminded me just how close I am to the end, as I thought….on Sunday, the clocks change here in Australia and I won’t get to see the beach late afternoon and that I would need to make the most of it, whilst I still can…..but I won’t need to next week as the project will have come to an end! Which actually feels wrong to me.

This project has become part of me and with saying that, I think I will give myself a few days off at the end and will start again and that is mainly due to all the support and amazing people I have met through my humble little blog…..I will dedicate my last day to you all, but I am not quite there…..just yet! Bu I hope you will support me on 365 part 2?!

Day 362, Sunday 25th March 2012

Grey Skies Looming……Again…

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Had a relatively quiet day today. went for a very short ride on my scooter to the local beach, where I took this photo. As you can see, rain was threatening, but as I write this, the sun has come out and so far, there has been no actual sign of rain….perhaps this afternoon, it will brighten up.

Avoca Beach, Central Coast, NSW, Australia

Day 361 Saturday 24th March 2012

A Day of Tranquility

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Today has been such a lovely day, as went to a place called The Forest of Tranquility, which is located on the Central Coast, NSW, Australia, where we went for a 5km walk and then had a picnic.

Afterwards, we drove back along the coast and stopped off at a lake which is where I took this photo. Both the water and sky were so blue.

If I hadn’t taken this shot, my other choice for today,would have been a photo that I took of a yellow bird…it was really beautiful. Perhaps I will share with you, after my 365 project comes to an end.

This photo, of the pelicans ties in really with me and my passion of water, of peace and well….tranquility.

Day 359 Thursday 22nd March 2012

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Boats

After yet another long day at work, I was drawn to water, however, the sun had already set and night time was falling.

Day 357 Tuesday 20th March 2012

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The Things I do for Photography….

After a very long day at work, I saw the most amazing sunset…which really lifted my spirits. I waded in to the middle of a lagoon, with my skirt tucked into my undies, so that I could take this shot….I hope you like it! :-)

Avoca Beach Lagoon, NSW, Australia

Day 353 Friday 16th March 2012

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2 Skies

It was a beautiful day today. It felt more like Summer than Autumn.

As my day was spent in an office, without having an opportunity to see natural light, when I finally did get an opportunity, I grabbed it with both hands and feet, and boy did the sky have some impressive light to show me, once I had finished my train commute.

This was taken in a place called Gosford, NSW, Australia. Apparently, they are predicting storms tonight and I think they may be right.

Anyway, I hope you like the reflections.

Day 352 Thursday 15th March 2012

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Sunrise on My Train Ride

This morning, I took the train to work. I am actually writing this on the train. This photo was taken as the train made its way to Sydney.

Looks like it’s going to be a nice day weather wise. Wish I didn’t have to go to work today, so that I could go for a ride on my scooter. Oh well, I guess I have that to look forward to at the end of the day.

Enjoy your day and may you have some sunshine in your life today too!

Day 351 Wednesday 14th March 2012

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Allow me to Introduce

Today, something rather exciting happened, I bought myself a scooter, to get me from a to b, to enable me to take more photographs, to give me independence.

I am incredibly happy.

I have called her Bella, as she is an Italian beauty.

Day 350 Tuesday 13th March 2012

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a Never Ending Journey

After another long day in the office, I had to wait for a while at the train station for my train and it was so hot! I was looking forward to sitting in a nice cool carriage, but that didn’t happen, instead the train was roasting hot as there was no air conditioning.After about an hour of being stuck on a train going nowhere, they announced that the train had major problems, to the point where they announced on the speaker for everyone in the last 4 carriages to get off and board the front 4 carriages, which were already full. I was already in one of the front 4 and over 100 people tried to get in. It was awful. Eventually the train started, minue the 4 rear carriages and we carried on to next stop, which was thankfully mine, because they then announced that the train was going nowhere else, I felt so sorry for everyone else.

Because my train was so late, I missed my connecting bus and so decided to hop on any one, I didn’t care to be honest! I ended up going on a really lovely journey with a very nice driver and he dropped me off st the far end of my beach and I walked home and it was bliss to paddle in the water.

What made my walk even better, was from out of a nowhere an absolutely beautiful dog appeared with a great big stick, wanting me to throw it for her, and that’s exactly what i did, for the entire length of the beach. I actually said to the dog (as if she could understand me) “where’s your owner?” and with that, with perfect timing, she turned around and ran the entire length of the beach back to wherever she came from.

I felt as though she was meant to find me, as she cheered me up no end.

Day 349 Monday 12th March 2012

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Not so Incy Wincy Spider

I was about to walk underneath a bridge to photograph a lagoon when I came face to face with a dozen or so spiders, hanging off what to me looked like an invisible webb, as I didn’t see them, until, like I said, I came face to face with them and they were pretty big “don’t mess with me” type looking spiders. So, in the end, I decided not to mess with them and alas, I didn’t get to make it under the bridge. I guess they didn’t need any trolls under this bridge, not if spiders kept me away :)

Day 348 Sunday 11th March 2012

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In the shadows I Soar

Today, consisted of jobs around the house, followed by an afternoon at our local beach, which is where I took this shot. I really liked the contrast between the light and the shadows.

North Avoca, NSW, Australia

Day 347 Saturday 10th March 2012

Surfing Trio

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This morning I woke up at 3am! Yes, you heard me right…3am on a Saturday! Too many things on my mind.

I decided to walk to my local beach to watch the sunrise and it was beautiful.

Avoca Beach is so incredibly beautiful and I must say, I have missed witnessing the sun rise over the ocean.

I was very tempted to put one of the sunrise shots up, but as there weren’t many clouds (not that I’m complaining about that….after all the rain we’ve had of late, a clear blue sky is welcome in my day, any day!), the sunrise wasn’t as atmospheric as I had hoped and I actually rather like this capture, of 3 surfers off for their morning surf. Felt rather envious of them actually.

Day 345 Thursday 08th March 2012

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My Perfect End to a Day

I had such a full on day at work today, but thankfully my commute home only took just over an hour, which meant that I was able to get to my local beach, before it got dark.

The waves today were incredible and there was some amazing surfing going on, mostly by little boys who only looked about 8 years old, yet there they were…out there in the big surf, full of confidence and enthusiasm and they showed no fear.

Not only was the water breath taking to look at, but so was their surfing. For the first time today, I felt alive! That is the power the ocean has over me, I really mean that.

Avoca Beach, NSW, Australia

Day 342 Monday 05th March 2012

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Simplicity

Sitting on the train home, I often go past this house. It’s on the far side of the water and I have no idea whether anyone lives there, whether it’s a weekend home or what, all I know is that it often grabs my attention…as I gaze through the window , my imagination works overtime and I imagine myself here, living off the land and water….no car, just a little boat to get me from a to b.

Near to this place, there are far grander houses, but I rather like the simplicity of this home. Simplicity in my eyes, is a good thing.

Day 341 Sunday 04th March 2012

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Blue Sky!

It’s funny how I only recently mentioned how I would give anything to see some blue sky and some sunshine, after all the rain we have recently had….well, blue sky and sunshine was what I woke up to today, even though the weather forecast was for more rain. I guess they got it wrong…but I was pleased that they did.

We spent a few hours here, a place called Pearl Beach, a short drive from where we now live.

Pearl Beach, NSW, Australia

Day 340 Saturday 03rd March 2012

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The End of the Day

Today we had the honour of having yet another day filled with rain….oh how I would give anything to see some blue sky and some sunshine!

This photo was taken just before darkness set in.

Gosford, NSW, Australia

Day 339 Friday 02nd March 2012

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Natures Offerings

With such a busy day and with even more rain, I am afraid this is the best photograph I could take for today. It’s an offering from one of our trees and they (the offerings) are at the moment, covering our driveway, which is driving my partner insane because as soon as he sweeps them up, they start falling again, so it’s a never ending job. it doesn’t help that cockatoos land in the tree, eat part of the seeds and then just drop them. I find it rather amusing, because, cooking/cleaning is a never ending job too….welcome to my world :)

Day 335 Monday 27th February 2012

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Through my Train Window

Today has been such a busy day for me. I feel as though I did a weeks work in the space of just half a day. I feel as though I well and truly deserved seeing this beautiful scenery through my train window enroute home.

Day 334 Sunday 26th February 2012

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Beautiful Avoca Beach

Today has been a day of relaxation, spent couple of hours at our local beach which is where I took this photo.

Avoca Beach NSW, Australia

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