For the duration of this notice, unless otherwise stated, all images have been trawled from my photographic archives... pandemic times have curtailed camera times!!!

31 August 2019

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SUNdays


The refurbished warehouse where the sand sculptures were laid out in Port Adelaide had several of these enormous ceiling fans. Very effective they were too.

30 August 2019

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"With the past, I have nothing to do; nor with the future. I live now."
(Ralph Waldo Emerson)


29 August 2019

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There it is, the end is nigh...

A large sculptural installation in the courtyard of the Penrith Regional Gallery, NSW.

28 August 2019

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

To complete this month-long series on the osprey couple at Hervey Bay...

After that appeal to hubby last week, he flew off for a few minutes (barely more than five, I'd say) and returned with a fish. She did a bit more furniture shifting as he flew back in - you can just about make out the fishtail in his claws. (I was working with only the Hisstix remember [see Tools page] and am actually thrilled that I got this much detail!)

I did have one more image of him dropping her bits of the catch... but at time of composing this post decided not to place it. Far from clear and - all in all - I think this one image is a good enough one to end on.

27 August 2019

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Shipping by...

That wedding by Sydney harbour included a run past by the 'water rats'.

26 August 2019

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Monday's Critters

Failed in seeing any actual koala... this tree sculpture will have to do!

24 August 2019

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Saturday Symmetry


A closer, more artistic take on the ANZAC memorial/museum in Maryborough, QLD.

23 August 2019

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"Come forth into the light of things; let nature be your teacher."
(Wm. Wordsworth)


22 August 2019

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Penultimate. That is what this Thursday is - to August.


The Maryborough ANZAC Memorial. More like an outside museum exhibit with lots of interactive stuff. Moving, graceful and absolutely fitting.

21 August 2019

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

Once that twig was settled in place, there appeared to be a bit of conversation.

As I mentioned last week, I believe the upper bird to be the male. Ospreys divide the nesting duties between the pair. The female does most of the incubating, brooding and direct feeding of the young. She guards them throughout the nestling period and will share the hunting at later stages when the chicks are larger. The male, on the other hand, is the major provider of fish for the female and young. 
There appeared to be an appeal from one to the other. In the final pair of images next week, you will see what occurred as a result of that 'discussion'.


20 August 2019

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Shipping by...


As we sat enjoying the wedding ceremony, below us on the water were some gents catching lunch.

19 August 2019

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Monday's Critters

Skippy kept a close eye on me as I stepped a little to the right - as I had suspected, there was a companion!

18 August 2019

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SUNdays


Tree ferns are abundant in Sydney gardens - and effective sun screens!

17 August 2019

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Saturday Symmetry

Lots of symmetry in this building's design... guesswork, but I think those sheets are meant to deflect traffic noise away from the office windows.

It is one of Adelaide's city centre 'upgrades'.

16 August 2019

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"Tears are nature's lotion for the eyes. The eyes see better for being washed by them."
(C V Bovee)

Northern Suburbs Memorial Gardens























15 August 2019

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This is it - that middle Thursday of a long-Thursday month.

Sculpture by the Sea; "Change Ahead" by
Johannes Pannekoek.

14 August 2019

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

Last week I introduced you to this pair of osprey, setting up home for this year's clutch. 

In this first image, though a little distant, you can just about make out a twig being rearranged by the bird with open wings.
One fluttered out to give room for the decorator - you can see that twig more clearly now. 

It is likely that the observer is the male.

13 August 2019

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Shipping by...

Last week you saw the old Manly ferry; this week, the speedy modern version.

12 August 2019

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Monday's Critters

That same roo, seen here last week - but after it caught onto being YAMarazzid! There was a brief moment of panic across the eyes, but as I was not making any threatening moves, it decided to pose pretty.

11 August 2019

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SUNdays

The Great Australian Bight as viewed from Brighton Beach, Adelaide... on a dark and stormy day!

10 August 2019

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Saturday Symmetry

A casement window of the style that once opened all the way up to form a doorway. Penrith Regional Art Gallery, from the inside looking out. Beams and supports add to the patterning.

09 August 2019

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"My wish is to stay always like this, living quietly in a corner of nature."
(Claude Monet)


08 August 2019

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...and before they knew it, Thursday came round once more.

The Mary River estuary drains into Hervey Bay.

07 August 2019

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

On Monday, I hinted at a 'resident' at Dundowran (Hervey Bay) which had been catching the lens' attention. As you see, it was an osprey! I went a bit shutter crazy as there were 'happenings'. Close inspection reveals a twig being tweaked!
What you see here is a mated pair making final touches to the nest. Quite possibly there were eggs, as one of the birds was reluctant to leave.

Osprey mostly mate for life and in Northern Qld (as here) the main brood season is April to July. I was there in late May. There will be more images for the entirety of this month. Like I said; shutter crazy...


06 August 2019

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Shipping by...


The original, heritage, Circular Quay to Manly ferry-boat.

05 August 2019

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Monday's Critters



The first of three frames... right in the middle of suburban Hervey Bay, whilst watching another 'resident' (of whom there will be many frames to come), I turned around and got a surprise. Eastern Grey kangaroos are generally quite 'flighty', but like many wildlife critters these days, are growing ever more familiar with human company.

04 August 2019

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SUNdays


I am endlessly fascinated by the dappling of the sun through trees.

03 August 2019

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Saturday Symmetry


The wall-siding and decorative air vent could not be passed by...

02 August 2019

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“We all need something that takes us out of day to day,
and reminds us that it's all ok."
(Ian Tucker)

01 August 2019

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First Thursday of the eighth month of twenty nineteen.




























The ANZAC memorial and fishing pier at Brighton Beach, Adelaide.