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

30 April 2020

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Final Thursday, and last day of April and I am sure we are all feeling a little bit 'tramlined'...


29 April 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.

An archive shot - scanned from print. My mother enjoying the company of Lorikeets. They adored the sugar syrup and sesame seeds!

28 April 2020

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Shipping by...

Sharing the views of the 'watter' from my window.



27 April 2020

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Monday's Critters

Okay. You all know the situation. Therefore, you also appreciate that opportunities for obtaining fresh and new critter shots are next to impossible. Therefore, dear viewers, over the next several weeks, I shall regale you with images of my 'angels', Jade Dog and Jasper Cat. Their stories are told HERE if you are inclined to read, as well as view.

Jasper was seven months older than his sisfur, Jade... and he was an excellent big brofur, teaching her the rules of play, eat, sleep. Here they are in an early training session. Jade was eight weeks old and had been with us for four days.

26 April 2020

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MOONdays

One thing I am not running short of is Lunar shots! Here is the waxing supermoon...

25 April 2020

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Saturday Symmetry



































The deodar trees are tapped for resin.  Many are deeply scarred, yet still grow tall and green.

One could not get over the sense of weeping...

24 April 2020

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"In three words I can sum up what I have learned about life...
it goes on."
(Robert Frost)


23 April 2020

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Thursday - Then the rain came! First of the 2013 monsoon.






















Not the clearest photo I have ever taken, but it gives the atmosphere! 

22 April 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.

Clearly, an archival shot, but one I think you will enjoy. A scene so very typical of my beloved OZ.

21 April 2020

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Shipping by...
Taken from the first year of blogging...





























Belgian Minehunter "Bellis", Launched 14th Feb, commissioned 13th Aug 1986. Was one of the ships involved in aid during the Herald of Free Enterprise disaster.

Had the lens stretched out a goodly length...that's Wemyss Bay in the background with the Bute Ferry docked. You could mistake that for a hop skip and jump.  It's about two miles away!!!

20 April 2020

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Monday's Critters

the final of the 'coo' offerings - for the time being. This is another scanned-from-print image. it is a shame that the process loses some of the image integrity, but the delightful feeling, I think, still comes through. I had been camping in the back of my car. I woke early to the sound of 'whuffing'. Delightful company!

19 April 2020

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SUNdays


The Pacific Ocean as views from the shores of NSW.

18 April 2020

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Saturday's Symmetry

17 April 2020

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"If you prick us, do we not bleed?" 
(W. Shakespeare)

























Damage to thee is damage to me.

16 April 2020

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Thursdays. They come. They go. The very first of this series was TAKE TWO. I think the lit lamp of prayer and hope is not a bad one to show here again...

15 April 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.

Thanks, all, for getting into the fun of the Gull and its Mussel! Now, a fresh out of camera image of a Redwing. It was there on the cherry tree at the bottom of the garden for the briefest moment, so this was the only shot. Not horrid, for you can clearly make out the brow stripe and the reddishness under the wing.

14 April 2020

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Shipping by...


The very first 'shipping by...' image I placed here, in July 2014. That's the Bute ferry. It isn't actually going downhill. That's the photographer's ineptitude; and yes, the sky was really that colour!

13 April 2020

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Monday's Critters

The penultimate of the 'coo' images season... and a very old print, scanned. Last century, and even before OZ, (so let's say 40 years...) I was teaching Sunday School and we had a multi-faith congress on the Isle of Iona.

Down on the beaches, the cattle fed on kelp. Very nourishing stuff! Can you make out the farmer right down the shore?

12 April 2020

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SUNdays

(not archival per se - but an old image, nonetheless, scanned from the original print. It was taken on the old Minolta SLR.)

















Lake McQuarrie sunset, NSW.

BLESSED EASTER TO YOU.

11 April 2020

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One of the archival retrieval things...(TAKE 136a)

Saturday Symmetry



Standing on the slope of Dunoon's Castle House gardens, a wider view of the Victorian pier was easier to capture and emphasises the symmetry of the structure.

















Taken with the 'Nik' on auto.

10 April 2020

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Which is actually a repost... (TAKE 135a)

"How many roads must a man walk down
Before you call him a man?
How many seas must a white dove sail
Before she sleeps in the sand?
Yes, how many times must the cannon balls fly
Before they're forever banned?
The answer my friend is blowin' in the wind
The answer is blowin' in the wind."

(Bob Dylan)



























...This song needs sung again...

Plantago Lanceolata ('whip plantain') is a wild flower of childhood memory; the stems can be taken off at base, twisted round themselves and whipped up to catch the heads off, shooting them at an opponent.  We called it 'playing soldiers'. 

Taken with the 'Nik' on macro mode (in a high wind!).

09 April 2020

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Thursdays are going to have to be archival for a while...

08 April 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 6/6... and finally, deliciousness!

Difficult to tell from this, but the blur inside the beak is the tossed mussel making its way to the gullet...

And off this bird flew and returned with another and started all over again.

07 April 2020

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Shipping by...

Caught two weeks back on my flash visit back to The Hutch from my 'incarceration' in Edinburgh. This is MV "MSC Monica". She is classed as Hazard A cargo carrying. Potentially explosive...

She was making way at a fair old lick, as you may note from the wake. I only had time to get this one shot squeezed off before she pretty much disappeared behind the herbiage!!!

06 April 2020

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Monday's Critters

(I did warn you, did I not, that there would be a herd of cows on show on this bloggy?!)

At the Royal Highland Show that 35 years post... and who can't fall in love with a Jersey cow's limpid eyes?

05 April 2020

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SUNdays

We have had some amazing sunsets... but this sunrise over Edinburgh last week was something to behold!

Purple is one of the official colours of Scotland. I always thought it was to reflect the heather... but am starting to wonder if it's do with the fact we get so many purple skies!!!

04 April 2020

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Saturday Symmetry

A wall of glass panels on a building in Edinburgh city centre act as a mirror to the more ancient architectural style!

03 April 2020

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"Let us be moral. Let us contemplate existence."
(C. Darwin)

02 April 2020

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This first Thursday in April 2020 has storm clouds hanging over the globe...


01 April 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 5/6. Once you've salivated for some moments over the delicacy before you, it's time to go in. There's still work to do, though. That mussel has muscles... no fooling!