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!!!

30 November 2019

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Saturday Symmetry

Last week you saw outside the door, this week, I bring you the vista inside the door of Inverness Cathedral.

It is the Cathedral of St Andrew - very fitting for today!!!

29 November 2019

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"We are addicted to our thoughts. We can't change 
anything if we can't change our thinking."
(Santosh Kalwar)


28 November 2019

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The penultimate Last Thursday for this year.





















St Andrew's Day on Saturday 30th November... No reason not to celebrate early!


Alba gu brĂ th!

27 November 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.

A slightly more successful Black Kite in Flight...

26 November 2019

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Shipping by...

when I first moved to the Hutch, I was agog with all the busy-ness on the Clyde firth. Sadly, in that first year, the old Nik was starting to show it's age and overuse. The Eilidh Anne is one of our local shrimping craft.

25 November 2019

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Monday's Critters

It is the week of St Andrew, patron of the Bonny Land - so a heilan' coo or two seemed appropriate.

24 November 2019

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MOONdays

Archive: The Moon from Mumbai

23 November 2019

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Saturday Symmetry

Today, and till the end of the year, symmetry at Inverness Cathedral.

First, the grand entrance.

22 November 2019

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"Don't be pushed around by the fears in your mind. 
Be led by the dreams of your heart."
(Roy T Bennet)


21 November 2019

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Penultimate Thursday.

Inverness Cathedral, from the street angle.

20 November 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.

Archives: Mumbai, Black Kite would NOT sit still...

19 November 2019

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Shipping by...

Digging into the archives and very early days of the blog. Mumbai tourist boats, anchored beneath the 'Gateway to India'. 

18 November 2019

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Monday's Critters

I have to say that taxidermy is not something to which I have given a great deal of thought. One has seen many a natural history exhibit over the years but not been overly enamoured.

Inverness museum changed that for me. Not only were all the exhibits very finely crafted, but there was also this open exhibit encouraging 'touchy-feely'.

I lingered a little longer than was decorous, perhaps, as my hand took in the luxury and warmth of the otter's fur!

17 November 2019

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SUNdays


The low light of a falling year brings a focus to an otherwise ignored detail.

16 November 2019

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Saturday Symmetry


At the Beinn Eighe (pron; ben Ae) visitor centre, there is a 'sculpture walk'. These concrete 'trees' maintained the symmetry of the natural world around them, blending surprisingly well.

15 November 2019

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"How did it get so late 
so soon?"
(Dr Seuss)

14 November 2019

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In case you hadn't noticed, we hit Thursday again.

...so I am hitting you with more from my big bus trip. Inverness is named for the stonking great river that runs through it. Only about six miles (10km) long, it comes out of Loch Ness a mere 16m above sea level, so for most of its raging course, it runs pretty levelly.

There is great force in those eddies let me tell you. Don't mess with Ness, she's got an urgency to reunite with her Sea. (Well, the Beauly Firth, anyway.)

13 November 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.

In the NW of this Bonny Land, it is not only sheep and cattle which are 'free-range' on the crofts...


12 November 2019

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Shipping by...

Another ship anchored off Nairn, the name remaining firmly out of view! It looks to be the sort of vessel which supports the oil-rigs.

11 November 2019

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Monday's Critters

continuing with museum critters, it is true to say that I have also never seen a Pine Marten in the furs. I am grateful to the taxidermist for having me believe this one was only sleeping and might spring to action at any moment! 

10 November 2019

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SUNdays

The trend for making seating in tranquil areas out of timber which has fallen there is one I heartily approve of!

09 November 2019

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Saturday Symmetry

Inverness is relatively flat, as cities go. Except for the bit behind the castle hill... and up where lay my B&B!

08 November 2019

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“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.”
(Marie Curie)



07 November 2019

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Deep breaths, everyone. Thursdays proceed as per usual.

The towers of Inverness cathedral, as seen from Castle Hill.

06 November 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.

In the NW in Sept., there was one sighting of a pair of Golden Eagles. Very High, circling, and far away. Even with the full stretch of the Hisstix's lens, I still had to cut this one in a bit to see the defining features. You can see the beak open, as there was a high, piping call being yelled at its mate!

05 November 2019

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Shipping by...


Couldn't make out the name of this one, anchored off Nairn, Morayshire. Looks to be a container carrier though.

04 November 2019

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Monday's Critters

Continuing the theme from last week that when one can't see them for real, find them in the unreal...


Inverness museum had a fantastic range of geological and archaeological exhibits. I loved the drawers full of Devonian Fish Fossils!

03 November 2019

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SUNdays





























Only because of the light can we know the dark.

02 November 2019

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Saturday Symmetry


Another door. This one is more decorative than the previous one. It is the main entrance to the
Inverness Town House.

01 November 2019

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"A good traveller is one who knows how to travel with the mind."
(Michael Bassey Johnson)











(The hills and lochs when they come to their senses. Still pretty spooky, right? [refer yesterday])