365 Days by Samantha Goode

1 photo a day for 365 consecutive days taken by Samantha.

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365 Days – Round 2 by Samantha Goode! Day 17 -Thursday 09th April 2015.

Tree of Life

  

Our liquidambar trees are a haven for bird life just now. The spiky seeds must be pretty delicious – as we get an awful lot of birds eating them.
Here’s one of them – a galah, also known as the rose breasted cockatoo. They’re very common here in Australia. 

The male galah has really dark brown (almost black) irises and the female has mid-brown or red irises. 
I’m going to try and capture some more photos of the birds visiting our trees – especially whilst the seeds are there for the taking. Although, some birds, such as kookaburras, prefer our trees when the branches are bare. 
Going off topic, the fund page that was set up yesterday for my friend, has in less than 24 hours raised nearly $3000 – quite incredible! 
Here’s the link again, if you’d like to make a donation. 

365 Days – Round 2 by Samantha Goode! Day 16 – Wednesday 08th April 2015.

Life

  


A couple of days ago, a friend of mine passed away very suddenly, less than 48 hours after giving birth to her beautiful son. 
3 children under the age of 4 have lost their Mummy. It’s an absolute tragedy. 
We (some of her online mothers group – ladies around Australia, whom have known each other since our little ones were conceived back in 2012) are in the process of organising a funding page for this family. When it is ready, I shall post a link here on my 365 journey. I know this blog is about my photography, but it’s more than that – it’s about a year of my life and this is something that means an awful lot to me and if I can help this family in any way I can, then I will. Any contribution will gratefully be received – no matter how small. 
Love & Light x

365 Days – Round 2 by Samantha Goode! Day 15 – Tuesday 07th April 2015.

Tears in Heaven 

  

I have no words today – other than life is very cruel sometimes. Good and proper cruel.

Bad things happen to really good people and it is just not right. 

Sometimes life hurts more than you can imagine.  

The last couple of days will stay with me for a very long time. 

Make the most of life – you really don’t know what’s around the corner. 

Love & Light X

365 Days – Round 2 by Samantha Goode! Day 14 – Monday 06th April 2015.

Market Day

  

 

Near Wollombi, Central Coast, NSW, Australia 

Today, we went to a market in the Hunter Valley, on the Central Coast, NSW, Australia. 

It was very good – lots of old things, in particular old wooden rolling pins – kept seeing heaps of them and old furniture/ plants and bits bits and bobs. 
I came away with a beautiful Jamaican chilli plant, just over a metre tall, only cost $5 and was lovingly grown by a lovely little old lady. 
This photo was taken on our way home…it’s beautiful countryside. 

365 Days – Round 2 by Samantha Goode! Day 13 – Sunday 05th April 2015.

Happy Easter!

 

  

Norah’s Head, Central Coast, NSW, Australia

For the last couple of days it has rained continuously, but this morning I woke up to beautiful blue sky! We decided to make the most of it!


My little toddler went on his first ever Easter egg hunt – and the bunny was kind enough to leave eggs for him hidden amongst the rocks. He had to be pretty quick to collect them before they melted.

This is a beautiful beach – it’s called Norah’s Head – you have to walk down some steps to get there, but once you’re down  – there’s plenty to explore! Rock pools to wade in and sea shells on the sand, bleached by the sun to collect. 

All in all, a beautiful morning!

365 Days – Round 2 by Samantha Goode! Day 10 – Thursday 02nd April 2015.

In Between

  

The Haven, Terrigal, Central Coast, NSW, Australia

I seem to be drawn to photographing benches at the moment. Perhaps this is going to be a mini series – like my sofa ones during my first 365 project. Have to say, that mini series, was my favourite part of my previous 365 journey.  Will have to see where this goes…

Anyway, this bench overlooks a bay at The Haven, Terrigal, Central Coast, NSW Australia. 

Before I had my son and before my accident, my fianc√© and I used to swim here regularly – even during winter months – not in wetsuits, just in bathers. Think I may need to start doing this again – it felt so invigorating. 


365 Days – Round 2 by Samantha Goode! Day 9 – Wednesday 01st April 2015.

Room with no Walls

 

Avoca Beach, Central Coast, NSW, Australia

I love sitting here, well actually, that’s not strictly true…I actually love sitting on a bench near this one, but it was in use…so this one is the next best one…in my humble opinion.
You’ll often find me sitting here, whilst out and about with my little one. I’ve usually got a lovely cup of coffee in hand…and for a little while, we just sit and watch…watch the waves roll in, people watch and more often than not, the local surfers catching waves. 



 

365 Days – Round 2 by Samantha Goode! Day 8 – Tuesday 31st March 2015.

The Colour Gwinnnn

 

 I woke up this morning to a lovely thunderstorm…and boy did it rain!


For a brief moment, the rain stopped and I went for a quick walk with my son through this little wood. You wouldn’t know that behind these trees is a main road. 

With the rainfall,everything was glistening – including cobwebs that were suspended from branches. 

I’m trying to teach my little son about colours and today, whilst I pointed at the grass and trees, I asked him what colour they were and with great enthusiasm, he announced “Gwinnnn” 


365 Days – Round 2 by Samantha Goode! Day 3 – Thursday 26th March 2015

Lucky 

 

Avoca Beach, Central Coast, NSW Australia

I’m so lucky to call this place home. Australia is such a beautiful country with such a stunning coastline – a varied one at that. In my local area, there are calm gentle bays and beautiful long surf beaches, where the waves roll in all day long. 

I never ever take it for granted where we live. 

After 365…Archive 3

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When The Fog Rolls In…

This was taken in Avoca, early one morning, as the sun was rising, but it was so foggy. Rather atmospheric.

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 355 Sunday 18th March 2012

Woy Woy Bay, NSW Australia

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I went for an early morning ride on my scooter this morning and it was so lovely, the smell of the eucalyptus trees after the rain…..bliss!

Later in the afternoon, we went for a drive in the car and stopped off at a place called Woy Woy Bay, which is where this was taken.

I think this would be a nice place for us to to kayak, in the not too distant future, once my back is ok to do so.

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 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 346 Friday 09th March 2012

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At the End of the Week

So happy that it is the end of the working week. On our way home, we stopped off at a sports stadium to watch an NRL rugby game. It was an exciting match and our team won.

This photo was taken enroute to the game.

Gosford, NSW, Australia

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