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 May 2020

29 May 2020

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"Existence would be intolerable if we were never to dream."
(Anatole France)

28 May 2020

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Last Thursday.  In the last Thursday of each month, a little something different... 
                

27 May 2020

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

























Rebuttal.  Milvus Migrans Govinda - the Indian Black Kite variant which is actually a golden brown.  Jan/Feb are the 'frisky' months. This female is protecting herself by resting by an 'armed guard'!  the male had several attempts but then thought better of it.

26 May 2020

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Shipping by...
(mining the archives)



A387, RFA Fort Victoria; naval supply and fuel replenishment; 1990; 204m; 31000t.

This was round at Loch Striven oil depot. Barely a week later, there was a great flurry of movement upon the Clyde Estuary (remember we have Faslane just up the creek...) To see an incoming convoy series.... click here!

25 May 2020

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Monday's Critters
Continuing the reposts focused on my 'angels'; this one of Jade might have done as a SUNday post, but I'll keep it here. Over on Wild YAM bloggy, I am reposting a few memories of Jade, if you are interested (and don't already read there).


24 May 2020

23 May 2020

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Saturday Symmetry



























A tracery of trusses... the central transition hall of Waverley Station, Edinburgh.

22 May 2020

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"I never found a companion that was as so companionable as solitude."
(Henry David Thoreau)




























This vinca was well ahead of the rest of the pack, enjoying 'solitude' with a smile on its face and 'arms' flung wide! I am one who enjoys solitude - the challenge for me in lockdown is having to live with another...

21 May 2020

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It may be Thursday, but does it help us see clearly? So much for 20/20 vision...


20 May 2020

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

The ubiquitous sight of a soaring Herring Gull - in this case, a juvenile in its second year.

19 May 2020

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Shipping by...
(from the archives - these haven't been spotted for a while now...)



Royal Princess; Bermuda; 2013; Cruise ship; 330m. 12512t.

These beasties are so tall, they cut off the television signal... no kidding.

18 May 2020

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Monday's Critters

Jasper Cat was unquestionably a very handsome lad. He was also very smart, as many cats are. I have had several cats over the years, but I can honestly say, none were of the standard of Jas. He was the heart cat who left me knowing I would never have another, for none could ever equal him.

17 May 2020

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SUNdays
(and this one is current - taken only last Sunday!!!)


16 May 2020

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Saturday Symmetry


An exhibition of innovative architectural materials and design, Edinburgh.

Taken from 2017 archives; this year, the exhibition was all online...

15 May 2020

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"Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose."
(Lyndon B. Johnson)

14 May 2020

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This Thursday - are we free yet?

13 May 2020

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

12 May 2020

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Shipping by...
From the archives


























A grim day for a jaunt on the yacht chaps... the Ocean Youth Trust of Scotland vessel "Alba Explorer", which features on the intro video on their home page.

11 May 2020

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Monday's Critters

Continuing the archival mining of my 'angel' pets, The J's.

Here, Jade Dog was enjoying our walk, up at Hawkesbury River. The slightly eerie light is caused by bushfire smoke filtering the sun.

10 May 2020

09 May 2020

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Saturday Symmetry

























It is tempting to say this is Nature's symmetry, but it is actually man-made; managed pine forests are plentiful in Scotland.  Taken with the 'Nik' on auto and B&W mode.

08 May 2020

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"All things are subject to decay and when fate summons, 
monarchs must obey." 
(John Dryden)


07 May 2020

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"yyaaawwwwrrrrlllll....shmushashuma.  Are we done yet?"

"...but really, it's fun having you along, do come again!"
















He he he.  A little fun from the archives.  Taken with the Minolta digicam, this bronze beauty resides outside the Sydney Botanic Gardens.

06 May 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.

The Australian Currawong

A bird of sober appearance, but operatic voice!

05 May 2020

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Shipping by...(archives)

Views from my window. Cannot tell you much about this one except that the name appears to be 'Cemile' and I believe that is of Turkish origin... Taken with the 'Nik' on all the usual.

04 May 2020

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Monday's Critters.

Hardly ever apart.

03 May 2020

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SUNdays

Scanned print...

South Australia, sunrise over the 'Apostles'.

02 May 2020

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Saturday Symmetry


01 May 2020

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"Every picture shows a spot with which the artist has fallen in love."
(Alfred Sisley)

copyright Yamini Ali MacLean