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!!!

17 June 2021

16 June 2021

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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 pretty girl gull was nesting right beside one of the entry points at Rothesay Castle (Isle of Bute), at ground level. 

I don't know which of us was more surprised by the discovery!

15 June 2021

14 June 2021

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 Monday's Critters


Let not the sunlight fool... 

the temps this May demand jumpers of wool!!!

13 June 2021

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 SUNdays



A different dawn, golden and 'braw'... Dunoon High Kirk's spire cutting Gothic against the glow.

12 June 2021

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Saturday Symmetry

This Victorian building at Leith Docks may once have served as an ocean terminus of some sort - and is currently utilised as the offices of Forth Ports PLC. Glad it wasn't demolished as it lends strong character to the waterfront.

11 June 2021

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"Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been."
(Mark Twain)



10 June 2021

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 Thursdays... they drift...

09 June 2021

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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.


I love swans.  Unless, of course, they duck...

08 June 2021

07 June 2021

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 Monday's Critters


...OUTBOUND...


...INBOUND!

06 June 2021

05 June 2021

04 June 2021

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"Be responsible for your own happiness; do not put it in others' hands."
(Roy T Bennett)



03 June 2021

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Thursdays continue to prove themselves...



02 June 2021

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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.



01 June 2021

31 May 2021

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 Monday's Critters

...it was a birthday gift... I accept it!


30 May 2021

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 MOONdays

This was the Pink Moon of 2020 - as it hid behind a thick grey blanket this year.


29 May 2021

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 Saturday Symmetry



28 May 2021

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 "Truths and roses have thorns about them." 
(Henry Thoreau)

27 May 2021

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 Another of the Last Thursdays to contend with



26 May 2021

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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.

Indian Crow

25 May 2021

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 Shipping by...

A team yacht... Arnold Clark is a large automotive retailer here in the UK.


24 May 2021

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Monday's Critters


 Perfect picture for the Monday feels, right?

23 May 2021

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 SUNdays

nrise on the Himalayas


22 May 2021

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 Saturday Symmetry



21 May 2021

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"Green is the prime colour of the world and that from which it's loveliness arises." 
(Pedro Calderon de la Barca)

20 May 2021

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 yyyyaaawwwwnnn... Thursday....



19 May 2021

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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.

Showing how the Black Kite is anything but.

18 May 2021

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 Shipping by...



17 May 2021

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 Monday's Critters


Angel Jade... she was fascinated by cattle on that trip up to Woko - who knew they grew pups as big as that?! The Aberdeen Angus cowncil concluded she was not to be worried about.

16 May 2021

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 SUNdays















For those who may be interested but do not normally read over at Wild YAM, I've been narrating my Sandeepany Experience over there.

15 May 2021

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 Viewers - please be aware I had a post here as per usual... but there has been an update on Chrome that has gone all 'redwall' and malware alert and it has taken upon itself to declare the post originally here as 'malware'... which is absolutely ridiculous, for it took precisely the same form as all posts preceding it. I am uncertain whether this is going to happen with all upcoming posts now... posts at both other blogs for today have also been nixed... most worrying.  Your patience as I sort through this will be appreciated. Sigh... YAM xx

14 May 2021

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"White is not a mere absence of colour - it is a shining and affirmative thing, as fierce as red or as definite as black..."  
(G K Chesterton).


13 May 2021

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 It's Thuurrrsssdaaayyyy...



12 May 2021

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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.

 Copper Barbet

11 May 2021

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 Shipping by...



10 May 2021

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 Monday's Critters


Angel Jasper... "you disturb  my sleep for what?"



(crikey, where have these fifteen years gone???)

08 May 2021

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 Saturday Symmetry


Greater St Mary's church, Cambridge.

07 May 2021

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"The 'amen' of nature is always a flower."
(O W Holmes)

06 May 2021

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Thursdays are still happening.



05 May 2021

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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.




04 May 2021

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 Shipping by...


Newhaven Harbour, Edinburgh

03 May 2021

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Monday's Critters


My Angel Jade... as she started out in life... she had to grow into that collar!























For those who are interested in seeing my review of the AtoZ experience this year (and links to worthy blogs), it's over at Wild YAM!

02 May 2021

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 SUNdays


Sunrise over the Sayadhri hills

01 May 2021

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Saturday Symmetry

Yes, we return to normal scheduling! However, as we all know, COVID has continued to disrupt things - not least the YAMster's getting oot and aboot, the camera to shoot!!! So, my dears, I continue to archive dive... 


St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh

30 April 2021

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Welcome to "Z" of the alphabetised month!  If you have not seen or heard of the AtoZ challenge, click the logo on the sidebar to find out more! This blog is not about words, but about pictures telling the story. That said, for this month, there will be a few more than usual typed items and occasionally more than the usual one image per post. 

All I could think of for this one was 'Zephyr'... as represented by the moon peeking through foliage...


I do hope you have enjoyed this breakaway from this blog's usual offerings, with lots more words and pictures each day. It has been fun trawling the archives and remembering the land of my heart. 

Tomorrow, normal service will resume. Thanks for coming along on the Zany ride!!!



29 April 2021

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Welcome to "Y" of the alphabetised month!  If you have not seen or heard of the AtoZ challenge, click the logo on the sidebar to find out more! This blog is not about words, but about pictures telling the story. That said, for this month, there will be a few more than usual typed items and occasionally more than the usual one image per post. 

Yellow is a dominant colour anywhere. Yellow and green are the colours of the Australian national sports teams and the government. Representing the green bush and yellow wattle flower. Wattle blossoms in late winter into spring and fills the air with a citrus scent. No good for those of us with asthma but lovely all the same!

Not wattle - just gorgeous and it grew on my fence.

Wattle, and lots of it.