Monthly Archives: May 2014

  1. Turkish Democracy… Is Never Dull

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    Saturday 31 May, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    A year ago. Yes it was 12 months ago that the rumblings of discontent and oppression boiled over on to the …
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  2. Weekly Photo Challenge: Split-Second Story (II)

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    Saturday 31 May, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s second entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is from last summer, when we were quietly sat on the beach …
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  3. Ole, Ole, Oleanders…

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    Saturday 31 May, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    It’s Oleander time…. no more words necessary from me! . . . . . . . . .

  4. Weekly Photo Challenge: Split-Second Story (I)

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    Friday 30 May, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s first entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is from a bush trek in northern Kenya on a very narrow …
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  5. Oh Dear, What Have I done??

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    Friday 30 May, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    ABS is a braking system, isn’t it? But for some rather strange and unknown reason, Uncle Spike ‘volunteered’ to join …
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  6. Flower Friday

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    Friday 30 May, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Not from our garden this time; just something I spotted when out and about 🙂 .

  7. The Last Storm

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    Thursday 29 May, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Summer has arrived! Not quite proper summer temps yet, just hovering around the 31-33 mark, or 90F. But give it …
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  8. The Lines Above

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    Thursday 29 May, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Late one afternoon, around 5pm, I was dutifully waiting for kiddo’s school bus to arrive, some 4km from the farm. …
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  9. Colour Of The Day: Pink

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    Wednesday 28 May, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    The fourth in my mini-series on colours (or even colors). Today’s theme for my look at colours is PINK. Some of …
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  10. Wordless Wednesday ~ Here Comes The Sun

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    Wednesday 28 May, 2014 by Uncle Spike

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  11. Them Carrots : Weird, But Tasty

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    Tuesday 27 May, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Back at the beginning of March, I posted about a few winter crops that worked, after a dismal failure on …
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  12. Lost For Words… Almost

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    Tuesday 27 May, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    I know, when is Uncle Spike ever ‘lost for words’, lol…? BUT . 150,000 hits . Seriously?? All seems a …
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  13. Young Lady Deep in Thought

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    Tuesday 27 May, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    I cheekily borrowed this one from a friend – but I did ask first 🙂   Just love this shot …
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  14. Weekly Photo Challenge: Twist (IV)

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    Monday 26 May, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s fourth and probably final entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is a case of “Just make sure you …
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  15. Macro Monday: “Busy Bee”

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    Monday 26 May, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    My posting for Macro Monday. . . . Hope you all like it ! .

  16. Weekly Photo Challenge: Twist (III)

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    Sunday 25 May, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s third entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is the simple fact than we are all the same really when …
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  17. Hawaiian Adventures ~ Heading Inland

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    Sunday 25 May, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Ok, time for the second instalment from the Hawaiian islands. In the first, I took you on walkies around downtown, during …
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  18. Colour Of The Day: Blue

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    Sunday 25 May, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    The third in my mini-series on colours (or even colors). Today’s theme for my look at colours is BLUE. Hmm, couldn’t …
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  19. Weekly Photo Challenge: Twist (II)

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    Saturday 24 May, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s second entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is from one of the Dodecanese islands of Greece by the name of …
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  20. Ancient Valleys

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    Saturday 24 May, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Much of our scenery in this part of western Turkey is, to a certain extent, rugged, dramatic and possess a …
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  21. REBLOG: Wakeboarding on the ocean

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    Saturday 24 May, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Originally posted on The Derpy Dweeb and Me:
    Wait til you see what these guys captured while out wakeboarding.

  22. Weekly Photo Challenge: Twist (I)

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    Friday 23 May, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s first entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is pretty self explanatory in terms of a bit of a twist …
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  23. Lovin’ The Music

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    Friday 23 May, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Harping back to my days as a percussion professional…  yeah, as if!  My musical days were very very short lived …
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  24. Flower Friday

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    Friday 23 May, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Wonderful Weeds   .

  25. Colour Of The Day: Orange

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    Thursday 22 May, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    The second in my mini-series on colours (or even colors). And so without further adieu, today’s theme for my look at …
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  26. Flowering Wild Onions

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    Thursday 22 May, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Nature provides simple beauty The flower of a wild onion . Majestic and strong . . .

  27. Fight, Flight, or Scared Stiff

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    Wednesday 21 May, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    In our dealings with the natural world, we will have learnt the term ‘Fight or Flight’. This basically means most …
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  28. Wordless Wednesday ~ Loquat

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    Wednesday 21 May, 2014 by Uncle Spike

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  29. I Love When Ideas Fail

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    Tuesday 20 May, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    A few weeks ago I had the hairbrained idea of the Spikey Chatroom… Well, guess what, never got used, lol. …
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  30. Colour Of The Day: Red

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    Tuesday 20 May, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Colours (or even colors) add a beautiful dimension to our existence I think. My sight is precious to me, and …
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  31. Little Monsters

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    Tuesday 20 May, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    We’ve had some cool and rainy days recently, quite unexpected for this time of year, but excellent news for the …
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  32. Weekly Photo Challenge: Work of Art (IV)

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    Monday 19 May, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s fourth and probably final entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge was a work of art on …
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  33. Macro Monday: “Pink Bug”

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    Monday 19 May, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    My posting for Macro Monday. . . Hope you all like it ! .

  34. Weekly Photo Challenge: Work of Art (III)

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    Sunday 18 May, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s third entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is a fab looking little car we spotted on the Greek island …
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  35. SPIKE WRITES: A Moment of Turquoiseness…

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    Sunday 18 May, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Fancy a spot of Uncle Spike, Turquoise style? Wot?? To clarify… I been a lucky lad; invited as guest blogger for …
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  36. So What’s My Problem?

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    Saturday 17 May, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    We all consider ourselves hard done by in life, at some point or another. I for one bemoan our financial …
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  37. Weekly Photo Challenge: Work of Art (II)

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    Saturday 17 May, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s second entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is from Tanzania, where this little girl might have been sporting the …
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  38. Mrs Fox 1 : Nigel 0

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    Saturday 17 May, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    After a good life for four years, our eldest rooster, Nigel, fed a family of foxes as his last act …
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  39. Weekly Photo Challenge: Work of Art (I)

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    Friday 16 May, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s first entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is from Sao Paulo in Brazil, where kids from the poorest neighbourhoods created new …
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  40. Flower Friday

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    Friday 16 May, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Warming up, but these babies love the sun   .

  41. Olives: A New Season

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    Thursday 15 May, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    The olive trees are all in flower, marking the beginning of a new season. . After a short couple of …
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  42. Another Turkish First….

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    Thursday 15 May, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Almost 2 days since the coal mine fire at Soma, and we are still bringing out the bodies of our …
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  43. Images of Springtime

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    Wednesday 14 May, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Spring… that wonderful time of year that represents so much variety For starters, it means plenty to do in the …
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  44. Wordless Wednesday – RIP

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    Wednesday 14 May, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Not wordless today… sometimes words are necessary. (rescheduled my planned WW post due to this disaster – seems appropriate) During …
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  45. All Change In The Greenhouse

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    Tuesday 13 May, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Not wanting to leave the greenhouse unproductive for long, soon after the departure of the peas, it was time to …
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  46. Wild PoppiesThat Grow On Our Driveway

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    Tuesday 13 May, 2014 by Uncle Spike

  47. Weekly Photo Challenge: On the Move (IV)

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    Monday 12 May, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s fourth and probably final entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is a Spikey Special…. camel trekking of course, …
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  48. Macro Monday: “Flowering Worms”

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    Monday 12 May, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    My posting for Macro Monday. . . Hope you all like it ! .

  49. Hawaii ~ Downtown Honolulu

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    Sunday 11 May, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Many moons ago, and we are talking more moons than Buzz Aldrin and his cohorts visited during their illustrious astronautical careers, a …
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  50. Weekly Photo Challenge: On the Move (III)

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    Sunday 11 May, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s third entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is from a village in Western Tanzania – me thinks there was …
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