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 October 2020

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 Saturday Symmetry... (can there be such in All Hallows Eve???... maaaayyyy beeeee... bwwwahahhahahahahahahahahah)



30 October 2020

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 "If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it; blame yourself that you are not poet enough to call forth its riches. For The Creator, there is no poverty."
(Rainer Maria Rilke)



29 October 2020

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 Last Thursday already... can it be so???


Pumpkin season!

28 October 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 Australian icon! (The Kookaburra - just in case you were wondering...)

27 October 2020

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 Shipping by...


Hot off the lens... have got a wee respite back in my Hutch on the west coast, so the next three Tuesdays will be filled with fresh fodder... this is the Inellen marker on the Firth of Clyde - and some hardy autumn yachters!

26 October 2020

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 Monday's Critters


This is one of my own all-time fave shots; taken with the Nik in 2012 in Maharashtra, India. It is the caterpillar of the Death's-head Hawkmoth.

24 October 2020

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 MOONdays


Not quite spooky-time but getting close!

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 Saturday Symmetry



23 October 2020

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 "If you enjoy the fragrance of a rose, you must bear the thorns it bears."

(Isaac Hayes)



22 October 2020

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 Thursdays can sometimes be refreshing...



21 October 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.


Returning  to some archival - a juvenile Mountan Lowry (Rosella), Australia.

20 October 2020

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 Shipping by...


HAM 316 is a Suction Dredger out of The Netherlands. 

19 October 2020

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 Monday's Critters


Buffalo are much revered in India - and often go by the name of Annapurna - the Nourisher (food-giver = milk and dung to grow crops).

18 October 2020

17 October 2020

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 Saturday Symmetry


Driftwood on Dunoon beach

16 October 2020

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“If you are quiet enough, you will hear the flow of the universe. You will feel its rhythm. Go with this flow. Happiness lies ahead.”
― Buddha Gautama



15 October 2020

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 Thursdays; ever feel bound by the week?



14 October 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.


A second-year Herring Gull; this one was very sweet, coming quietly close and just standing communing with me...

This is the last of the gulls; for now.



13 October 2020

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 Shipping by...


Close up of one of the tugs in Greenock harbour.


12 October 2020

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 Monday's Critters


An Indian Mantis... it was about three inches from crown to wingtips... 

11 October 2020

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 SUNdays


St Mary's Loch in the Royal Park (Holyrood, Edinburgh)

10 October 2020

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 Saturday Symmetry


A bridge to nowhere... once served the side dock at Greenock quay.

09 October 2020

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 “True beauty is measured by the number of pearls within you, 
not those around your neck.” 
(Suzy Kassem)



08 October 2020

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 When life feels crushing... and Thursday's say there is an end in sight...



07 October 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.


There was quite some song and dance going on here. A Lesser-black-backed Gull, a Herring Gull and a juvenile of the latter. The LBG seemed to want to feed the young bird, but the true parent was putting up a fight and quite the noise about that. The youngster was just hungry and confused!

(Although rare, there are records of these two species mating, so the possibility is this is actually a family unit!)






06 October 2020

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 Shipping by...

Greenock harbour; the home of the Clyde tugs and tour boats.

05 October 2020

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Monday's Critters

Krishna-bhai, senior guardian of the ashram grounds. He seemed ageless as the avatar for whom he was named. He knew the routines and would accompany all the brahmacharis in the early morning up to the temple for chanting, then to the annakshetra for breakfast, then on to Saraswati Nilayam for study. He'd lie listening closely, absorbing all the lessons, over and over for all his years. Three batches at least of students remember him, perhaps four. He'd have been at least 14 when I knew him. On my last visit a couple of years back, he had finally transcended his body.

04 October 2020

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 SUNdays


The year presses on...

03 October 2020

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Saturday Symmetry


Gates found on the perimeter of the science campus of Edinburgh University (Kings Buildings).

02 October 2020

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 Something different for you today... a poem by Thomas Moore rendered in music by one of the voices which pervaded my childhood (I am certain my parents owned this album!)




























01 October 2020

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Welcome to October. The year is getting heavy...