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31 December 2021

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Well, that's another one stitched and finished... are you ready for the tapestry of a new year?
May You All Be Safe, Be Wealthy, Be Happy and Be Healthy! Thanks for sticking around.
YAM xx



30 December 2021

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The last Last Thursday of 2021. Phew...



29 December 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.


Greylag Geese.

Anyone  else glad to put this year behind them?

28 December 2021

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 Shipping by...

HMS Blyth (M111) is a mine hunter, based at Faslane.


27 December 2021

25 December 2021

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A Peaceful and Joyful Christmas to One and All!

Saturday Symmetry 



24 December 2021

23 December 2021

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Let us not be churlish about Festive Thursday.



22 December 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.

Heralding the onset of winter-proper and the arrival of the festive season, there cameth the Fieldfare...

21 December 2021

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 Shipping by...


The Princess Of The Seas on a late-summer sail-by...

20 December 2021

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 Monday's Critters

A detail from a beautifully handmade lace-work boar; a friend's mother's handiwork.


19 December 2021

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 SUNdays

Thank goodness for flames to light the shortest day!




18 December 2021

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 Saturday Symmetry

Festive thoughts...


17 December 2021

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"Land really is the best art."
(Andy Warhol)



16 December 2021

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Are winter Thursdays any better than any other?



15 December 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.


A female Widgeon enjoying the chilly Clyde tide!

14 December 2021

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 Shipping by...


Yet another tanker, light of its load... couldn't make out the name for this one, but couldn't help noticing the belch!

13 December 2021

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Monday's Critters

...Anaconda? Grey Seal? Dog with ball..???

12 December 2021

11 December 2021

10 December 2021

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"For most of history, man has had to fight nature to survive; in this century he is beginning to realize that, in order to survive, he must protect it."
(Jacques-Yves Cousteau)



09 December 2021

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Pesky Thursdays bring all sorts of nonsense...



08 December 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.

A solitary Eurasian Curlew, spotted by the Clyde early November. Only managed the one shot - blink and gone!

07 December 2021

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Shipping by...

Another sighting around the time of COP26... mind you, this is seen fairly regularly along the Clyde. The boats are not permitted to submerge until the pass into the Irish Sea...

06 December 2021

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Monday's Critters

Does this squirrel strike you as having 'tood???

05 December 2021

04 December 2021

03 December 2021

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"Colours are the smiles of nature."
(Leigh Hunt)



02 December 2021

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Thursdays are insistent. And different.



01 December 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.

In one of those stretches of credulity, I offer you wings of a different variety... prior to the COP26 conference, the entire region (that is to say, anything within an hour's drive of Glasgow) was under scrutiny. This military chopper noisily circuled Dunoon for a couple of days. One wondered if a delegate or three had been getting shown 'the sights'...

30 November 2021

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 Shipping by...

Another I couldn't make sharp enough to get the name... as you can see, weather was a major hindrance! Clearly an oil carrier lightened of its load.


29 November 2021

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 Monday's Critters


Over on the far hill, through the window... a cold morning's graze session.

28 November 2021

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 MOONdays


That streak up here on the right is the International Space Station zooming by on a full moon night.



















27 November 2021

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 Saturday Symmetry

Ballachulish Bridge. That's "baal-la-hhuu-lish" to you...


26 November 2021

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"Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive."
(Dalai Lama)



25 November 2021

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 Last Thursdays come as no surprise.



24 November 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 was really hoping it was a Shag... but no, 'twas but a regular Cormorant. We used to see a lot of Shags on the shore of the Cromarty when we were younger... now they are classified 'red status' by the RSPB.

23 November 2021

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Shipping by...

The MAGDALENA is a small general cargo ship built in 1990 and flagged under Antigua Barbuda.

22 November 2021

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 Monday's Critters


Another peek at "Fergus" who oughtta have been named "Fiona"

21 November 2021

20 November 2021

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 Saturday Symmetry

Pictish patterns


19 November 2021

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"The key is to keep company only with those who uplift you, 
whose presence  calls forth your best."
(Epictetus)



































REMEMBERING ARTY FROM THE LLB GANG - ONE OF THE ORIGINALS...



18 November 2021

17 November 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.


Herring Gulls are as common as sparrows around the Hutch...