Monthly Archives: March 2014

  1. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life (IV)

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    Monday 31 March, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s fourth and probably final entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge was taken just down the road …
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  2. Macro Monday: “Pure White”

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    Monday 31 March, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    My posting for Macro Monday. This first shot is the flower of a cultivated plum tree. . . And this …
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  3. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life (III)

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    Sunday 30 March, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s third entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is street life, Venetian style. Hope you enjoy this entry. …
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  4. Sunset In The Sahara

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    Sunday 30 March, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Having travelled across some interesting terrain in various countries on different continents, nothing quite prepares one for the sheer beauty …
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  5. REBLOG: Turkey’s Insane False Flag Plot to Start a War with Syria

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    Sunday 30 March, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Can’t believe how the mainstream international media has (again) conveniently ignored this! I worry for my country.   Turkey’s Insane …
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  6. Spike -vs- Woodpile

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    Sunday 30 March, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Every farm has a woodpile, and this one is no exception. After pruning, lopping, chopping and trimming, our trees have …
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  7. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life (II)

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    Saturday 29 March, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s second entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is from Leros, one of the Dodecanese Islands of our …
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  8. Galactic Empire or Modern Turkey?

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    Saturday 29 March, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    No comment from me… but suffice it to say, if you take some time out to watch this brilliant excerpt …
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  9. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life (I)

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    Friday 28 March, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s first entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is one I took on the border of Tanzania and …
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  10. Friday Giggle With Grandma

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    Friday 28 March, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Feeling a bit down? Need a lift? Watch this video till the end and then tell me you aren’t smiling …
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  11. Flower Friday

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    Friday 28 March, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Bougainvillea in springtime

  12. YouTube Now Banned

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    Thursday 27 March, 2014 by Uncle Spike

      Twitter is still banned YouTube now banned from this afternoon I’m still here BITE ME 🙂

  13. Squatters In The Chook-house

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    Thursday 27 March, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    We have a small chook-house on the farm, or a hen-house, or a chicken-hut… call it what you will. Current …
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  14. Storms n Clouds

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    Thursday 27 March, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Springtime storms still come and go They bring with them some stunning cloud formations But blue skies are never far …
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  15. Subtle Colours of Spring

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    Wednesday 26 March, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Our pomegranate trees are now showing off their fancy new leaves, and gorgeous they are too, such interesting colours… . …
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  16. Wordless Wednesday – Pisa

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    Wednesday 26 March, 2014 by Uncle Spike

  17. Wildlife’s Out; It Must Be Spring

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    Tuesday 25 March, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Spring means sun, long days of blue skies, interspersed with the odd storm now until early May (rarely see a …
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  18. If My Blog Disappears….

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    Tuesday 25 March, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Apart from a few personal viewpoints in my Spike’s Viewpoint category, I have purposely steered away from politics and religion …
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  19. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections (IV)

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    Monday 24 March, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s fourth and probably final entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is sorry, yet another from here …
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  20. Macro Monday: “New Vines”

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    Monday 24 March, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    My posting for Macro Monday. The first leaves of the new season on our grape vines. Which shot do you …
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  21. Did Ya Nose It?

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    Sunday 23 March, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Your challenge was to guess the owner two rather strange holes… . Well, how close did you get this week? …
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  22. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections (III)

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    Sunday 23 March, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s third entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is, surprise surprise, also from here in Turkey. Hope …
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  23. Kerkennah – A Tunisian Island (Part Three)

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    Sunday 23 March, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Fishing was the main livelihood of the islanders, and taking a camel for a day, or a pony & trap …
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  24. Spikey’s Log: Star Date 100,000 !!

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    Saturday 22 March, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Let me introduce you to Captain Spikey… Captain Spikey is the new insignia especially created for the followers of my …
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  25. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections (II)

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    Saturday 22 March, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s second entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is also from here in southern Turkey. Hope you …
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  26. Rock ‘ard…

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    Saturday 22 March, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Time to dig over one of the veg areas – soon it’ll be time to plant out the pepper plants …
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  27. Two Holes…?

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    Saturday 22 March, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Here you go, what d’ya reckon this is? . Here a few more clues… Not man made Holes are very …
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  28. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections (I)

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    Friday 21 March, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s first entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is one of my personal favourites from here in …
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  29. Say What?

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    Friday 21 March, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Kids expressions are so genuine to photograph. There is no pretence, no fake smiles, no acting; just what you see …
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  30. Flower Friday

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    Friday 21 March, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Any idea what this pretty little flower is from? Recognise these? Who would’ve guessed, eh? .  

  31. Who’s Yella Right Now?

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    Thursday 20 March, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Answer: we are. Yella, or yellow that is.  It’s almost the beginning of April, and that means one thing, it’s …
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  32. Earl Grey Anyone?

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    Thursday 20 March, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Hopefully these flowers on our young Bergamot tree will produce fruit this year! Can’t beat a bit of dried Bergamot …
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  33. Trench Digging – Oh The Joy!

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    Wednesday 19 March, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Oh isn’t hindsight a rather splendid concept? Trouble is, I have plenty of hindsight and not enough foresight… oh well, …
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  34. Wordless Wednesday – Drifters

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    Wednesday 19 March, 2014 by Uncle Spike

  35. Boobies On My Wall. Touché Mom.

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    Tuesday 18 March, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Granny Spike, a.k.a. mom has always been a handy person. Over her 80 years, she has taken on full bathroom …
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  36. First Of The Stone Fruits

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    Tuesday 18 March, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    It’s mid March, and the new season is cracking on at a pace now… This morning I had a wander …
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  37. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside (IV)

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    Monday 17 March, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s fourth and probably final entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is from our construction days. Taken from …
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  38. Macro Monday: “Periwinkle”

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    Monday 17 March, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    My posting for Macro Monday. A simple flower bud from the humble Periwinkle plant. . Such a simple plant, but …
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  39. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside (III)

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    Sunday 16 March, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s third entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is a view from inside a forest lookout I …
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  40. Kerkennah – A Tunisian Island (Part Two)

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    Sunday 16 March, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    It’s a windy old place at times, and pretty damned roasting during the summer months – North Africa being where …
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  41. Enjoy A Peaceful Sunday

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    Sunday 16 March, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    A beautiful sunny morning; I was outside before breakfast with the camera, whilst mad Bonzo did his daily inspection of …
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  42. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside (II)

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    Saturday 15 March, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s second entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is just a load of hot air…. going inside …
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  43. Slap It On

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    Saturday 15 March, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Decent workmanship is hard to come by, we all know that; whether by first hand experience at cash wasted on …
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  44. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside (I)

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    Friday 14 March, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s first entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is of our very own Cousin Spike Jnr when …
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  45. Before Summer, And After…

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    Friday 14 March, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    We don’t have the deep snow in winter that some of you guys see – in fact we’ve never seen …
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  46. Almost Flower Friday

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    Friday 14 March, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    I say ‘almost’, as sometimes even shrubs which are about to flower can be pleasant on the eye. I know …
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  47. …And Did You Know It After All That?

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    Thursday 13 March, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    So, nobody had Lady Luck smiling down on this week. But some were getting closer to guessing the mystery image… . …
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  48. New Season = New Life

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    Thursday 13 March, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    The new season is heralded by so many ‘new’ things around the farm. Everywhere you look the trees are either …
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  49. Easy If You Know It, Eh?

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    Wednesday 12 March, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    We’ve had a few variations on our guess the image series over the months. Some have been easy, and some …
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  50. Wild Pear Tree

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    Wednesday 12 March, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    One of our biggest trees on the farm is actually a wild pear tree. In some ways it could be …
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