For the duration of this notice, unless otherwise stated, all images have been trawled from my photographic archives... 2020 was not my most prolific camera year, so have some catching up to do!!!

31 October 2015

TAKE TWO HUNDRED AND SIXTY ONE b

Saturday Symmetry



...One size fits all?..

30 October 2015

TAKE TWO HUNDRED AND SIXTY b

"Happiness is a 'how', not a 'what'; a talent, not an object."
(Hermann Hesse)























Peonies

29 October 2015

TAKE TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY NINE b

Last Thursday of October - not quite Halloween, but how's this for a bit spooky?



Do you Luna see???
(say it fast...)

28 October 2015

TAKE TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY EIGHT b

Wings on Wednesday - 

YAM's take on the good, the bad, the ugly and the downright hilarious in photographing birds


Delta wings.

27 October 2015

TAKE TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY SEVEN b

Shipping by...


This one was a mystery for a while. Still is, really. The photo was taken back in February. Sadly, the name is just not legible (apart from ending in ...ace). The phone numbers led me nowhere.  However, I surmised it was doing something with either diving or cable-laying, so researched companies in that line. The nearest informed guess I can make as a deduction from all that, is that this blue baby was laying submarine cabling for communications.

Not superfast broadband, I know that much.......

26 October 2015

TAKE TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY SIX b

Monday's Critters


Don't think I have ever shared this scanned print with you here.

It was made using the original Minolta pocket-cam and clearly the res + scanning has done it no service. If you look closely though, You will notice that the GSD is carrying a baby Koala!

They lived at the Brisbane Koala Sanctuary. This was part of my original first tour of OZ.

The one which bewitched me.

25 October 2015

TAKE TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY FIVE b

MOONdays


There will be enough spook and spectre at the end of the week... a bright moon shot to light the way.

24 October 2015

TAKE TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY FOUR b

Saturday Symmetry



At the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh, after the Victorian edifice of the first glass house, come a variety others of varying age. There had only been Victorian buildings until disrepair of all but the Palm House meant demolishing - the 1960s saw several of this style erected.

23 October 2015

TAKE TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY THREE b

"Purity and and simplicity are the two things with which man soars about the the earth and all temporary nature."
(Thomas a Kempis)




















Rhododendron 'Windlesham'

22 October 2015

TAKE TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY TWO b

Thursday comes, Thursday goes. Such is the roll of it.



Finials of the Golden Gates at Bowmore Botanic Gardens.

Yup, that's pure gold leaf.

21 October 2015

TAKE TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY ONE b

Wings on Wednesday - 

YAM's take on the good, the bad, the ugly and the downright hilarious in photographing birds


Black Kite. It was the Nik's early attempts and my dodgy hands which managed this.

20 October 2015

TAKE TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY b

Shipping by...



MV Gala; Antigua & Barbuda; 1989; cargo; 88m; 4289t.

19 October 2015

TAKE TWO HUNDRED AND FORTY NINE b

Monday's Critters

An Isaac (Guide dog in training) shot... which as you can clearly see is not my own.

I of crouse have not, and likely never will, actually meet Isaac. I shall rely on the Guide Dogs to keep me updated with his progress... and lovely piccies of hi.

Sorry for the poor quality; this one came via email and is very low res.

18 October 2015

TAKE TWO HUNDRED AND FORTY EIGHT b

SUNdays


The sun gleams... I make the most of the time(r).

17 October 2015

TAKE TWO HUNDRED AND FORTY SEVEN b

Saturday Symmetry


Nature's symmetry at work. 

16 October 2015

TAKE TWO HUNDRED AND FORTY SIX b

"Nature is often hidden, sometimes overcome, seldom extinguised."
(Francis Bacon.)


15 October 2015

TAKE TWO HUNDRED AND FORTY FIVE b

This Thursday, stop and smell the flowers.



Hmmmm; maybe that's stretching it.  Think subtle lemon pepper overtones and base notes of a musky jasmine. Himalayan Poppy and Himalayan Primula at Bowmore Botanic Gardens.

14 October 2015

TAKE TWO HUNDRED AND FORTY FOUR b

Wings on Wednesday - 

YAM's take on the good, the bad, the ugly and the downright hilarious in photographing birds



Recycling.

Black Kite over Mumbai.

13 October 2015

TAKE TWO HUNDRED AND FORTY THREE b

Shipping by...



MV Francop; Antigua & Barbados; 2003; cargo (Haz 'A major'); 137m; 8620t.

12 October 2015

TAKE TWO HUNDRED AND FORTY TWO b

Monday's Critters


Aw heck, told you I was dredging the barrel!  This one nearly went to SUNday posting... but need to balance things and as Jilly the Daffy Giraffy was in it, stuck it here.

Don't worry. There will be more live critters ... eventually...  Have I mentioned on this blog yet that I am off on a seven week trip Down Under? Am treading water here (and will preschedule all my posts for that period), in the fervent hope and expectation that I will top up on all the wonderful wildlife and nature whilst I am there. The Fudge will be working overtime!!!  I will be there for November and December. Of course, I will keep a 'tab'[let] on you all &*>

11 October 2015

TAKE TWO HUNDRED AND FORTY ONE b

SUNDays

Morning sun illuminates the kitchen entry

10 October 2015

TAKE TWO HUNDRED AND FORTY b

Saturday Symmetry



Was tempted to cut down to just the shadow and give you an 'abstract' in the strictest sence. Then decided I liked the context too.

09 October 2015

TAKE TWO HUNDRED AND THIRTY NINE b

"Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still."
(Dorothea Lange)


08 October 2015

TAKE TWO HUNDRED AND THIRTY EIGHT b

Anyway, it's Thursday



Kilmun Church and Mausoleum. Don't be fooled.  Half an hour later it was snowing.

07 October 2015

TAKE TWO HUNDRED AND THIRTY SEVEN b

Wings on Wednesday - 

YAM's take on the good, the bad, the ugly and the downright hilarious in photographing birds



The juvenile magpie, although fledged, appeared to be calling for food. None came.

06 October 2015

TAKE TWO HUNDRED AND THIRTY SIX b

Shipping by...


MV Kommandor Calum; UK (Leith); 1986; Research/Survey vessel; 73m; 620t.

05 October 2015

TAKE TWO HUNDRED AND THIRTY FIVE b

Monday's Critters



Last week we saw the front end. Now we get a better view of the tail-dog...

04 October 2015

TAKE TWO HUNDRED AND THIRTY FOUR b

SUNdays



When the sun doesn't shine, there are alternatives...


not the prettiest name though...

03 October 2015

TWO HUNDRED AND THIRTY THREE b

Saturday Symmetry



Silver Birch bark in the rain. The natural symmetry of its markings made me think of tigers.

02 October 2015

TAKE TWO HUNDRED AND THIRTY TWO b

"Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; 
the most massive characters are seared with scars."
(Khalil Gibran)


01 October 2015

TAKE TWO HUNDRED AND THIRTY ONE b

Thursdays are strange days.  Still the week, yet weekend imminent. How about a postcard?


Edinburgh Castle; taken from Inverleith Hill (Botanic Gardens). Post processed in FOTOR.