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 March 2020

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Shipping by...


The smaller of the two foot-passenger ferries serving the Gourock-Dunoon route. Read about the "Ali Cat", and see her original livery prior to CalMac takeover,  HERE.

30 March 2020

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Monday's Critters


One from the archives... Royal Highland Show 35 years back. My coo obsession ramps up for the Highlander!

29 March 2020

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MOONdays


Not the clearest shot I've ever managed, but still jolly pretty!

28 March 2020

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Saturday Symmetry


Edinburgh Architecture can be relied upon for pattern!

27 March 2020

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NB; visitors from NF and looking for FFF - my story is HERE!!! Do please click through after enjoying this offering on the way of nature...



“We are all connected; To each other, biologically. To the earth, chemically. To the rest of the universe atomically.”
(Neil DeGrasse Tyson)

26 March 2020

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Last Thursday for this month. A quarter of the year about to be eaten.


That sunset. The one which set Scotland alight and was photographed by a gazillion phones and cameras. For the briefest moment, it was this crazy - blink and you missed it!!!

25 March 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.


Image 4/6... the great mussel-mining saga... Cracked it! See that lump of luscious flesh. Worth standing back and drooling over for a moment...

24 March 2020

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Shipping by...


An offshore supply ship, you can read about the SD "Victoria" HERE.

23 March 2020

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Monday's Critters


Pesky flies...

22 March 2020

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SUNdays



Sitting in dad's kitchen shortly after sunrise...

21 March 2020

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Saturday Symmetry


The ripples of the glass door in dad's hallway caught my eye.

20 March 2020

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“Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. 
Try to be better than yourself.”
(William Faulkner)



19 March 2020

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Thursday once more. They happen.

One from the scanned archives.

Isle of Spetses, the Adriatic Sea and visible history. Yes, that was a cannon. No one could say how long it had been stuck there.

18 March 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.


Image 3/6 in the great mussel grab!

Having taken three or four hover flights to dash the shell against the concrete, cracks appear...

17 March 2020

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Shipping by...

Read all about the MV "Pheonix J" HERE.

16 March 2020

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Monday's Critters


15 March 2020

14 March 2020

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Saturday Symmetry


After the rain at the crazy golf course, down by the shore.

13 March 2020

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“Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in Eternal awareness or Pure consciousness without objectification, knowing without thinking, merging finitude in infinity.”
(Voltaire)



12 March 2020

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Thursdays. Gotta love 'em.


This piece of 'installation art' stands at the main entrance of the Edinburgh Council Chambers.

We were told it represents the common Edinburgh man.

We let that one hang in the air...

11 March 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.


Image 2/6 in the hungry Herring Gull series! Last week's image was of this bird hovering about six feet above the concrete and belting the mussel it had raided from the rocks onto the hard surface. It did this several times - here you see it picking it up before taking to the hover again.

It wasn't the only gull doing this - and what was comical (but I didn't get a photo) was that some crows started to emulate the tactic!!!

10 March 2020

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Shipping by...


The larger of the two Gourock-Dunoon foot passenger-only ferryboats, the MV Argyll Flyer.

09 March 2020

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Monday's Critters


Uh-oh, caught in a delicate moment!

08 March 2020

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SUNdays

Another from the phenomenal sunset that got Scotland talking a few weeks back. It lasted all of five or six minutes, but went from pale to these muted pastel shades, through true fire... you really had to be there...

Happy International Women's Day to all who know and care!

07 March 2020

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Saturday Symmetry

The pattern of the water, the rhythm of the stanchions...

06 March 2020

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“What would men be without women? Scarce, sir...mighty scarce.”
(Mark Twain)


























March 8th

05 March 2020

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And again with the Thursdays...

The scene from the bus as we rode past Dumbarton Rock a couple of weeks back. Those are the Kilpatrick Hills.

04 March 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.

Any idea what this Herring Gull was up to?

Image 1 of 6 in a miniseries of interesting behaviour.

03 March 2020

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Shipping by...

A389 "Wave Knight" has featured here a couple of times before. A regular visitor to the Clyde on its way to Faslane.

A replenishment vessel, it plays an important role in the navy.

02 March 2020

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Monday's Critters

I love all living things. There are some greater fondnesses within that love, though. Cattle are one of those. At risk of alienating viewers, the next several weeks will now feature some of my fave shots from my collection!






(For the 'eagle-eyed', the bird up there is a swallow. This image was taken a few summers back when visiting my uncle's small-holding.)

01 March 2020

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SUNdays



Welcome to March.

A direct look at the low, strong sun which featured on the hills in yesterday's post. It was the trip back to the Hutch in mid-January.

Window-washing is not high on the ferry sailor's list.