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 January 2020

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“A great many people think they are thinking when they are 
merely rearranging their prejudices.”
(William James)



30 January 2020

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The First Last Thursday... the day when anything goes.


29 January 2020

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


You can tell this is archival, right?! A scan from film - originally taken on the old Minolta. Black-headed Seagull and Swan keep company on Blackford pond in Edinburgh.

28 January 2020

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Shipping by...

The pilot tug which was guiding in the big empty container ship shown here last week.

27 January 2020

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Monday's Critters

The final Inverness offering is the housecat from the B&B where I spent a couple of nights. This is Thor. No thunder. He was a pussycat...

26 January 2020

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MOONdays

The night before the lunar eclipse this month, was clear and bright - hence this shot. The next night, when all the fun was on - major storm and total obscuration!

25 January 2020

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Saturday Symmetry

A frosty bench... you can see the wood is actually very dark at the bottom end.

24 January 2020

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“It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.”
(Anne Frank)



23 January 2020

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Okay, am going to spend a few Thursdays lingering over memories of warmer climes. (Well, except may next week. Who knows what will happen then?)

22 January 2020

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


This was taken at Edinburgh Zoo. A Great Grey Owl (competes with a couple of others for 'largest' in the world). This one was the size of a toddler human! 

21 January 2020

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Shipping by...

Managed this capture on the way back to the Hutch from Edinburgh the week before Christmas. Was waiting at Gourock for the ferry. The lens wouldn't stretch enough to make out the name. An unusual paint job for a container ship. she was big enough to require a pilot - will show that here next week.

20 January 2020

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Monday's Critters

The penultimate critter from the Inverness sojourn.

Keeping a wolf at the door!!!

These modern sculptures (there are two) were made to replace some dogs that went missing from the roof of the Town House... but they weren't!!!

19 January 2020

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SUNdays

It's up there somewhere...

18 January 2020

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Saturday Symmetry

This building in Port Glasgow always draws my attention to the wonderful symmetry of its construction.

It is now a number of 'loft-style' accommodations but has a deep and worthy history as a ropeworks and associated industry. (Some sources quote it as having a sugar refinery there - but I think there is confusion insofar as the ropeworks business also had a refinery but was probably not this actual building - as can be witnessed from this fine synopsis...scroll down a little.)

And yes, I was on the bus...

17 January 2020

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“Act the way you'd like to be and soon you'll be the way you'd like to act.”
(Bob Dylan)


























An autumn crocus. In the absence of winter colour, one must remember what came before!

16 January 2020

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Thursdays just keep appearing.

Another of the seats carved from fallen trees on the River Ness Islands.

15 January 2020

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

Diving into the archives for the next few weeks. Those who read the Doses bloggy know that I have gone into full-cares mode for my father (shared with my sister) and that personal time has been severely curtailed. This means, so have activities that would take place in that spare time. Photographing birds has become very hit and miss. I intend to correct this. Not sure how, yet, but watch this space!!!

Meanwhile, a Greater Coucal to delight your eye.

14 January 2020

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Shipping by...

  The vehicle ferries that run between Dunoon and Gourock are independent - that is to say, they are not the big bodger Caledonian MacBrayne, who dominate so many of Scotland's ferry routes. Western Ferries are very reliable and regular. There are four in the fleet, named after a group of islands off the coast from Oban. Shuna, Seil, Soay and Scarba.

13 January 2020

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Monday's Critters


A fibre-glass critter. These red squirrels were dotted all over Inverness in a charity trail. Something many cities are doing now, these artified installations. I find them quite charming.

11 January 2020

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Saturday Symmetry


A neighbour's festive door. 

10 January 2020

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"Land really is the best art."
(Andy Warhol)


09 January 2020

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Thursday, already.


Taken in the heat-haze of that last weekend of September when the summer gave us one last buzz. Sgurr Dubh towers above Loch Torridon.

08 January 2020

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


A female merganser enjoying the placid waters of Loch Striven.

07 January 2020

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Shipping by...


This was rather an exciting thing to spot as we hurtled through Greenock toward the Hutch. That, behind the bushes, dear viewers is the MPI "Adventure", an offshore wind turbine construction vessel. She was GINORMOUS!!! Wished we could have stopped for a sticky beak. But this was it, the best of my 'drive-by shots'.

06 January 2020

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Monday's Critters


There are still four images from the Inverness trip last September to share with you.

This is the first and it is my good pal Bertie Boffin, (the Wire Haired Fox Terrier on the left) meeting and greeting Arthur (the Welsh Terrier on the right) in the wee highland town of Shieldaig.

05 January 2020

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SUNdays


As mentioned on Thursday, it has been surprisingly mild and even sunny over the festives. The angle being low, the shadows are long.

04 January 2020

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Saturday Symmetry


I was struck by the contrail being stretched out by high winds and how it followed the angle of the telephone line coming into father's flat.

03 January 2020

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"The meaning of things lies not in the things themselves, 
but in our attitude toward them."
(Antoine St Exupery)


02 January 2020

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Welcome to the first of rather a lot of Thursdays...


Apart from the odd frosty morning, it has actually been quite a mild festive season here.