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 March 2021

TAKE FORTY FOUR h

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

Let's close the month off with a recent shot from the Hutch's window; my lovely jackdaw couple have raised a successful chick this year and that's the young one with a parent learning winter grub hunting skills. Not the full silver eye or grey nape yet.

30 March 2021

TAKE FORTY THREE h

 Shipping by...



29 March 2021

TAKE FORTY TWO h

 Monday's Critters


BBaaaaaaaaa!

28 March 2021

27 March 2021

TAKE FORTY h

 Saturday Symmetry



26 March 2021

TAKE THIRTY NINE h





"A nation that destroys its soil, destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people."
(FDR)

25 March 2021

TAKE THIRTY EIGHT h

 Last Thursday - this one, it's the last. For now.
















How to make soap suds on the window vaguely interesting.

24 March 2021

TAKE THIRTY SEVEN h

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


Another of that Aussie icon, the Laughing Kookaburra. In the rain.

23 March 2021

TAKE THIRTY SIX h

 Shipping by...


Tanker loading at Finnart Ocean Terminal, Loch Long, with the Arrochar Alps behind...

22 March 2021

TAKE THIRTY FIVE h

 Monday's Critters


Social distancing is standard practice on Scottish beaches..!

21 March 2021

20 March 2021

TAKE THIRTY THREE h

 Saturday Symmetry


Decorative chair-back.

19 March 2021

TAKE THIRTY TWO h

"Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still."
(Dorothea Lange)

18 March 2021

TAKE THIRTY ONE h

 Thursdays... and reminiscence of crowded times...


Pelican feeding at The Etrance, NSW.

17 March 2021

TAKE THIRTY h

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


An Aussie denizen, the friendly and cheeky character known as the Rainbow Lorikeet.

16 March 2021

TAKE TWENTY NINE h

 Shipping by...



15 March 2021

TAKE TWENTY EIGHT h

 Monday's Critters


Is that spring on the horizon???


"The Shikoku Ken is a beautiful Japanese spitz-type breed with a wolf-like appearance.

Shikoku Kens are known to be easier to handle than Shibas and Akitas as they are not as stubborn and are more friendly with other dogs."

14 March 2021

13 March 2021

TAKE TWENTY SIX h

 Saturday Symmetry


Trust the rhythm of sacred architecture for symmetry!

12 March 2021

TAKE TWENTY FIVE h

"Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; 
the most massive characters are seared with scars."
(Khalil Gibran)


11 March 2021

TAKE TWENTY FOUR h

 Thursday beats its drum.



10 March 2021

TAKE TWENTY THREE h

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


Introduction is unnecessary!

09 March 2021

TAKE TWENTY TWO h

 Shipping by...


The Ali Cat as seen from the see aboard her sister, the Argyll Flyer... foot-passenger only ferries to Dunoon.

 IF FOR ANY REASON THE SONG DOESN'T PLAY HERE, CLICK THE SPOTIFY LOGO TOP RIGHT AND IT WILL TAKE YOU THROUGH!

08 March 2021

TAKE 21h PLUS SOME!

This, dear visitors, is by way of an 'interlocutory' post, out of synch with my usual titling for I realised that I wanted to once again participate in the A TO Z challenge... we are to reveal our theme and I will be giving you an ALPHABET OF OZ.

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I have only done it once before and it took some effort. This time will not be quite so onerous, I hope - though I only realised I had to do the reveal right now, hence this interjection to the flow of this blog's posts.

My theme has been prompted, in part, by regular commenter David's query about my home in Australia. I realised that I had never posted it here. Then I was reminded of this challenge and this morning I sorted through some old shots to create (as well as I could) an alphabet of photographs depicting my life and environs down under. It is, unbelievably, ten years since I departed the shores more or less permanently and I am rather homesick, it has to be said! But that departure meant moving into the fullest connection with my Indian spirit and, ultimately, prompted the repatriation to the Bonny Land of My Birth (Scotland). As April is also my birthday month, I decided to indulge myself and hopefully, you all will enjoy the 26 glimpses of the YAMster's earlier life. (SUNday posts will remain in place!) It all begins on April 1st. 

We shall now return to normal service...

TAKE TWENTY ONE h

 Monday's Critters


Grabbing a rare moment of light and warmth as spring hints of its existence. Taken in a hurry through the double-glazing!

07 March 2021

TAKE TWENTY h

 SUNdays


Not archival, but Sunday two weeks back at midday - and -2'C!

06 March 2021

TAKE NINETEEN h

 Saturday Symmetry

Windows of all types offer much symmetry - and, usually, a view! This one obscured by bushfire smoke and creating equivalent pattern on the floor.

05 March 2021

TAKE EIGHTEEN h

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. 
Hate cannot drive out hate; only Love can do that."
(Martin Luther King)



04 March 2021

TAKE SEVENTEEN h

 Thursdays are here to stay. A bit weary, but still here.



03 March 2021

TAKE SIXTEEN h

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


"Does my tail look big on this?"

02 March 2021

TAKE FIFTEEN h

 Shipping by...


Awaiting business...

01 March 2021

TAKE FOURTEEN h

 Monday's Critters

Nothing coy about the Koi!