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!!!

28 February 2017

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Shipping by...


"Bro Nakskov" was previously a Maersk ship; Denmark reg, 2007; hazard B tanker; 144m; 16427t.

27 February 2017

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Monday's Critters



Hector wants the ball...

26 February 2017

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MOONdays


Like a pearl upon the darkest sea

25 February 2017

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Saturday Symmetry



Cemetary fence of the wrought iron variety; Halifax Ontario.

24 February 2017

TAKE TWELVE d

"Knowing trees, I can understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass I can appreciate persistence."
(Hal Borland)


23 February 2017

TAKE ELEVEN d

Last Thursday already; that's February for you...



...I swear I could hear this little tractor blowing raspberries at the YAMarazzi...

22 February 2017

TAKE TEN d

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






















It was a family affair. Way back last spring, the local crow population grew. This mother (the darker, larger of the two) was doing its best to release the offspring, but it was crying up a storm, demanding food. Whenever mum caught a bug or worm, youngster was there trying to grab it, not getting the message it was supposed to be foraging for it's own. 

Taken from my first floor kitchen window, hence the foreground 'noise'.

21 February 2017

TAKE NINE d

Shipping by...



The day only has to be even the remotest bit 'fine' for the hardy Scottish yachtsfolk to take to the water.

20 February 2017

TAKE EIGHT d

Monday's Critters



Another archival offering; Edinburgh zoo sealion, 2009.

19 February 2017

TAKE SEVEN d

SUNdays



Hark back to autumn and the sun kisses the golden harvest.

18 February 2017

TAKE SIX d

Saturday Symmetry


We like windows for symmetry, don't we? These line the seaward wall of Pier One, Halifax Ontario.

17 February 2017

TAKE FIVE d



"What you have been you shall always be, when we are dust the dust among, oh yellow flowers!"
(Henry Dobson)

16 February 2017

TAKE FOUR d

Thursday again. Woo and hoo.



You know what is amazing about this shot? Despite this being Thursday, when I am allowed to play and tinker all I like with them, this particular image is as it came out of the Fudge; the lighting of the day was this stunning!!! Halifax Nova Scotia, the day before I departed.

15 February 2017

TAKE THREE d

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


A homing pigeon hunkers down in the autumn rain last year. 

14 February 2017

TAKE TWO d

Shipping by...



Back to the Clyde waters as seen from my window... These behemoths are tall enough to block the television signal! This is the "Caribbean Princess", which got in some trouble recently for dumping oily waste in the English Channel. I suspect many such ships do this way more times than they ever caught... sigh... (Confession time; I love industrial shipping - these things just make by blood run cold).

13 February 2017

TAKE ONE d

Monday's Critters


As of yesterday, MY TAKE completed four years of daily blogging. Now to begin the fifth.

It's a bit nostalgic... therefore, a nostalgic pic to go with it. My darling Angel Jade; red dog extraordinaire; Rhodesian Ridgeback crossed with some English Staffy and a degree of GSD. As loyal and attentive a dog as one could wish for.

Eight and half years since her passing, at age 14 and a quarter.

Still missed.

12 February 2017

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SUNdays


From inside the Scots Kirk at Inveraray.

11 February 2017

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Saturday Symmetry


Still running out a few from the Big Trip last year... this is more of the aluminum siding on the Isabel Bader Performing Arts centre at Kingston Ontario.

10 February 2017

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"Correction does much; encouragement does more."
(Goethe)


09 February 2017

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Thursday's are bridge days - between the middle of the week and the end of it.


Forth Road Bridge... the original one.

08 February 2017

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


There are those who view starlings as rodents with wings. They are certainly opportunistic. ... and when they catch the sun, very, very pretty!

07 February 2017

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Shipping by...


Pilot on the Halifax harbour..


...and now for the good news. That's the last of the Big Trip shots on the water. Finally. Are you relieved?

06 February 2017

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Monday's Critters



One of Australia's many wallaby species...rather inventively called the 'Red-rumped'.

05 February 2017

04 February 2017

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Saturday Symmetry



The rolling cogs of a lock on the Rideau Canal, Ontario.

03 February 2017

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No quote today. Just revel in the thoughts of a winter waning and the promise of spring nudging at the calendar! YAM xx


02 February 2017

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Thursdays continue as they always do...



Linlithgow town square. Yes. It's cold.

01 February 2017

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


Spotted at distance on the Alnwick strand, Northumbria. It's a cormorant, in case you were wondering.