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 2018

TAKE FOURTEEN e

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

Having had quite a lot of fieldfares around, I was pretty sure that was what I was seeing - with my naked eye. 

When I saw what the Fudge caught, though - that blushing below the wing - I realised it was a REDWING!!! Red status and it was certainly my first sighting of one since I moved here four years ago. Only this shot, sadly.

27 February 2018

TAKE THIRTEEN e

Shipping by...



A dredge-vessel in the Holy Loch. It's attached to the marina at Sandbank. The loch is relatively shallow and the wash of the Clyde (off which it juts) means it silts up regularly.

26 February 2018

TAKE TWELVE e

Monday's Critters

There has been a sad lack of critter shots getting done of late. Am resorting again to the Cairngorms trip. Here's Bertie Boffin being photographed by his owner and the pair of them being photographed by the Fudge and it all getting reflected in the mirror cube...


25 February 2018

24 February 2018

TAKE TEN e

Saturday Symmetry


23 February 2018

TAKE NINE e

"If winter comes, can spring be far behind?"
(P B Shelley)



The view from the Hutch last week.

22 February 2018

TAKE EIGHT e

Thursdays. They just hang there, not the beginning, not the end, not even the middle... and then there are the Last Thursdays.














Builders tackle from when the Hutch was getting re-roofed.

21 February 2018

TAKE SEVEN e

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











...can you see it? It's a g-g-g-gannet!

20 February 2018

TAKE SIX e

Shipping by...



Ahoy!!!

In Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, the shorewalk is dotted with these fine installations which honour the life of the seafarer. No names have been appended as to the artisans. 

19 February 2018

TAKE FIVE e

Monday's Critters


Some Human critters, a pupster and L003 "Loother" the mouse, having fun inside that mirror cube in the Cairngorms.

18 February 2018

17 February 2018

TAKE THREE e

Saturday Symmetry


The full vista.

16 February 2018

TAKE TWO e

"A person often meets their destiny on the road taken to avoid it."
(Jean de la Fontaine)


15 February 2018

TAKE ONE e

It may be only another Thursday, but this is the First Thursday and the First Day of the "e" year (that's 6th, to the uninitiated) of this blog! YAY.


14 February 2018

TAKE THREE HUNDRED AND SIXTY FIVE d

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

Juvenile Hooded Crow. Another long-stretch of the lens... The Fudge is definitely losing its edge.

13 February 2018

TAKE THREE HUNDRED AND SIXTY FOUR d

Shipping by...

Thiis vessel was too far distant to properly make out the name. It appears to be a cabel layer. The freezing air between the Fudge and the stretch of its lens didn't help.

12 February 2018

TAKE THREE HUNDRED AND SIXTY THREE d

Monday's Critters


Bertie Boffin takes in the vista of white stuff.

11 February 2018

10 February 2018

TAKE THREE HUNDRED AND SIXTY ONE d

Saturday Symmetry

Yes, it's a mirrored box. It's good to reflect...

09 February 2018

TAKE THREE HUNDRED AND SIXTY d

"It takes but one positive thought, when given a chance to survive and thrive, to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts."
(Robert H. Schuller)


08 February 2018

TAKE THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTY NINE d

Another Thursday

Just one of those days for swatting flies

07 February 2018

TAKE THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTY EIGHT d

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

The Common Tern (on rock) is not longer so common in the UK, where it is given 'amber' status; potentially at risk.

06 February 2018

TAKE THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTY SEVEN d

Shipping by...


The "Arklow Dawn" is not a frequent visitor on the Clyde. She's up for timber.

05 February 2018

TAKE THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTY SIX d

Monday's Critters

Hay equals warmth, whether or eaten or lain upon!

03 February 2018

TAKE THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTY FOUR d

Saturday Symmetry

You would have seen this from a different angle on Thursday. It's an instalation on one of Scotland's scenic drives through the Cairngorm range. It will appear here again...

02 February 2018

TAKE THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTY THREE d

"You cannot have a positive life and a negative mind."
(Joyce Meyer)


01 February 2018

TAKE THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTY TWO d

New month, new Thursday.


Wonder if this is going to be another year of smoke and mirrors?