Monthly Archives: January 2015

  1. Scotland – Final Photos

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    Saturday 31 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    I think this is my last in the series of images of Scotland. I had another root around the big …
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  2. Weekly Photo Challenge: Depth (II)

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    Saturday 31 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Not sure if this counts as depth, photographically speaking, but here goes… This week’s second entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is a capture …
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  3. Tiny Church of Telendos

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    Saturday 31 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    One of our favourite haunts is the Greek island of Kalymnos, part of the Dodecanese chain in the Aegean Sea, …
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  4. Weekly Photo Challenge: Depth (I)

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    Friday 30 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s first entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge was taken at a place called ‘Anıtkabir’, in Ankara, the capital city …
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  5. A Spot of Winter Pruning

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    Friday 30 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Winter pruning is yet another long-lasting task to undertake on the farm, but I don’t mind it really, and it’s …
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  6. Flower Friday ~ Mellow Yellow

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    Friday 30 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    A trip down memory lane – gardening in England .

  7. Gardening Odds & Sods

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    Thursday 29 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Chores time on the farm is a never ending happening, and especially with the veggies. After removing the growing chicks …
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  8. Iced Lemons?

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    Thursday 29 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Icy weather plays havoc with fruit farming, but the worst affected tend to be lemons I have found. Their internal …
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  9. Our mountains

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    Wednesday 28 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    The West Taurus Mountains stretch for many miles throughout the southwest corner of Türkiye. . . A topographical view shows …
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  10. Wordless Wednesday ~ Morning world !!

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    Wednesday 28 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    . Out of interest, which version do you prefer? . .

  11. Last of the Winter Citrus

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    Tuesday 27 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Citrus fruit are harvested in one of two seasons, depending on the variety. For example, we have lemon and orange …
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  12. Life in the hills

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    Tuesday 27 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Rural life in the Taurus Mountains of southwest Türkiye has its advantages. . . The scenery is generally dramatic and …
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  13. Weekly Photo Challenge: Express Yourself (IV)

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    Monday 26 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    In terms of expressing oneself, I often think that unspoken facial expressions say far more than any words, and so …
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  14. Macro Monday: ‘Bug Eyes’

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    Monday 26 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Here is my posting for Macro Monday. Found this little fella hiding behind the bougainvillea that I was cutting back …
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  15. Life of a Serial Vehicle Tester

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    Sunday 25 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Hands up who’s ever test driven a car or test ridden a motorbike? I guess most of us have at …
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  16. Weekly Photo Challenge: Express Yourself (III)

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    Sunday 25 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    My third entry for the Weekly Photo Challenge is such a sad looking young girl who was told to stand there and …
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  17. Back in Scotland

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    Sunday 25 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Once more I delve into the photo box in search of more Scottish scenes, and I think I struck lucky. …
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  18. Backstreets of Bodrum

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    Saturday 24 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Still in Bodrum, the weekend adventure continued… After a mooch around the boatyard, marina, call it what you will, it …
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  19. Weekly Photo Challenge: Express Yourself (II)

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    Saturday 24 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    My second entry for the Weekly Photo Challenge is a rather stern looking chap, who you may have noted seemed quite at ease …
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  20. Winter Storm Wastes Tonnes of Fruit

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    Saturday 24 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    As well as the damage that very cold weather can do to the trees and leaves, the fruit obviously suffers, …
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  21. Weekly Photo Challenge: Express Yourself (I)

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    Friday 23 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    In terms of expressing oneself, I often think that unspoken facial expressions say far more than any words, and so …
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  22. Kumquat

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    Friday 23 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Mid January: time for one of my favourite fruits, the humble Kumquat. Not a bad crop this year of our …
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  23. Flower Friday – Colour in the Gloom

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    Friday 23 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This is my flower for this week. It was a dark winter’s day, but this lonesome bloom was determined to …
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  24. SPIKE WRITES: Turkey calling “It’s a bit flippin’ cold ! ……..” Episode 3

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    Thursday 22 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Originally posted on Gill McGrath:
    Episode 1 Episode 2 This is Episode 3  Duke the talking Rooster has come all the…

  25. Ice Damaged Fruit Trees

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    Thursday 22 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    The problem with a cold snap, is that whilst it looks nice and wintry with snow in the mountains that …
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  26. REBLOG: Expediciòn Acatenango: The Ring of Fire

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    Wednesday 21 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Originally posted on The Adventure Born:
    When I reached the summit of Kilimanjaro three years ago, I felt like I could accomplish…

  27. Bodrum Harbour

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    Wednesday 21 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    After wandering around the marina a bit, I smiled and waved authoritatively at the uniformed chap peering out from his …
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  28. Wordless Wednesday ~ Chimney top !

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    Wednesday 21 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

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  29. Working a Coal Furnace

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    Tuesday 20 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Unless the family is at home all day and/or it’s also darned cold outside, the heating is only run at …
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  30. Zanzibarian Seafood Platter Anyone?

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    Tuesday 20 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Memories of a night in Zanzibar…. Belated honeymoon The bosses birthday Private meal arranged on the beach Seafood platter arrived …
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  31. Weekly Photo Challenge: Serenity (IV)

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    Monday 19 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s fourth and probably final entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is a scene from nature; these guys just …
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  32. Macro Monday: ‘Bud’

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    Monday 19 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Here is my posting for Macro Monday The bottle brush is now in flower, but their buds are beautiful to …
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  33. Images of Scotland

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    Sunday 18 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    After the earlier post from Scotland seemed so popular, I got to digging through my box of old prints once …
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  34. Weekly Photo Challenge: Serenity (III)

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    Sunday 18 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s third entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is a scene from my birth country, and the serenity of life in the …
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  35. Bodrum: Downtown & Marina

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    Sunday 18 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    A while ago I shared a post about a trip to Bodrum, but in winter. Whilst it’s a big time …
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  36. Having a Dirty Old Day ! (part two)

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    Saturday 17 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This is the second of a very strange couple of posts to share some of the less salubrious aspects of rural life; which on balance …
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  37. Weekly Photo Challenge: Serenity (II)

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    Saturday 17 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s second entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge encapsulates three of my favourite ingredients for a scene of …
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  38. Scenes of Winter

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    Saturday 17 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Still winter here…. and whilst ours is just a mix of cold and sun, cold nights and regular storms, I’ll …
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  39. Weekly Photo Challenge: Serenity (I)

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    Friday 16 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s first entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is about as close to serenity as I can imagine. Hope you …
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  40. What Does Success Mean?

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    Friday 16 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    . Below you’ll find a story retold many times. I’m sure many of you will know of it; but if …
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  41. Flower Friday – Pot plant?

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    Friday 16 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Taken in mid December in a park in Turgutries, on the western coast of Turkey.   . .

  42. Beach time solitude

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    Thursday 15 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    It was late afternoon On a day last autumn The beach was quiet, and so was I Gentle lapping water, the …
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  43. Weekly Photo Challenge: Shadowed (V)

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    Thursday 15 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s surprise fifth, and I promise my final entry for the Weekly Photo Challenge, is a shadowed doorway from …
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  44. Having a Dirty Old Day ! (part one)

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    Wednesday 14 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Having introduced you to our dear friend,”Terrance the Termodinamik“, our lovely big coal furnace, I also mentioned my monthly ‘dirty …
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  45. Wordless Wednesday ~ Quiet neighbourhood

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    Wednesday 14 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

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  46. Them Chooks Named ‘Soup’

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    Tuesday 13 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    As you may recall, all our spare roosters in the pen had the name ‘Soup’. Someone even asked me why …
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  47. Morning Moon

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    Tuesday 13 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Not quite as clear or in focus as I would have liked, but the image was superb to the eye …
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  48. Weekly Photo Challenge: Shadowed (IV)

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    Monday 12 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s fourth entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge are a couple of shadowed street shots from Florence, …
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  49. Macro Monday: ‘Hardy old nature’

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    Monday 12 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Here is my posting for Macro Monday I took these shots on what you might call ‘wasteland’ the other day. …
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  50. Visiting Scotland

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    Sunday 11 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    With the rib injury, I’ve recently had a chance to dig through my old box of photographic prints, and even …
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