Monthly Archives: May 2015

  1. Anatolian Road Trip Scenery

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    Sunday 31 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    A last minute family event the other week saw me take another road trip to Ankara, the capital city of …
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  2. Weekly Photo Challenge: On the way (III)

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    Sunday 31 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s third entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is the pilot boat that is on the way to a ship it …
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  3. Dill seed head

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    Sunday 31 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Dill is such a small and delicate herb – and which I’m about to chop back for summer and cut/freeze …
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  4. SPIKE WRITES: Meet Brian !

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    Saturday 30 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Originally posted on Gill McGrath:
    ….with the latest Rooster News. Brian is the new talking bird….all the way from Uncle Spike’s…

  5. Weekly Photo Challenge: On the way (II)

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    Saturday 30 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s second entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge was taken by me in a truck on the way …
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  6. “Daddy, look there’s Europe!”

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    Saturday 30 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Growing up in Asia, it was an exciting thing for a small person to realise he could ‘see’ another continent! …
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  7. Weekly Photo Challenge: On the way (I)

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    Friday 29 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    …to being fit! This week’s first entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge was taken in Auckland, New Zealand, and …
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  8. Heart of Gold

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    Friday 29 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Back in the early 80s a certain Mr Young, his guitar, unique recognisable voice, and of course the harmonica was …
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  9. Flower Friday ~ Delicate in Pink

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    Friday 29 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This flower belongs to one of a few bushes we have in the ‘house garden’, but when just singled out …
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  10. “Knowledge does not equal understanding”

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    Thursday 28 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    “Knowledge does not equal understanding” For those who reckon education is the answer, think again. Now that’s a very brave …
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  11. Pinks n Purples

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    Thursday 28 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Despite the fact that we have very dirty rain here, as you can well see on the leaves, bringing back …
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  12. Pet Dinosour

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    Wednesday 27 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Local wildlife is never far away, and every day we see things walking, running, flying, crawling and slithering around the …
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  13. Wordless Wednesday ~ The King

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    Wednesday 27 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  14. Garden in bloom

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    Tuesday 26 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Spring and the start of summer is a colourful time here is southwest Türkiye. The temperatures are high enough to stimıulate growth, but …
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  15. A bright start to the day…

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    Tuesday 26 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Pre summer chores are gradually getting ticked off, but as the start of Ramadan looms ever closer, and with the …
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  16. Weekly Photo Challenge: Broken (IV)

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    Monday 25 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s fourth and probably final entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is what appears to be a rather broken …
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  17. Macro Monday: Mohican Iris

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    Monday 25 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Following on from recent posts about our first ever Iris, I was able to get out there and snap a …
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  18. Images of Naxos hinterland (2 of 2)

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    Sunday 24 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    In the first of this two-parter about the Greek Cyclades island of Naxos, you’ll have seen a few general pics of …
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  19. Weekly Photo Challenge: Broken (III)

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    Sunday 24 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s third entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is all about the almost broken economy of Greece. Things are now at a crossroads, …
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  20. Mulberry time

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    Sunday 24 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    It’s a race between humans and chooks…. Why? …coz it’s mulberry time ! .

  21. Rooster ups n downs

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    Saturday 23 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    The ongoing saga of the daytime fox continues. All farms have lost chickens on a daily basis, albeit she does …
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  22. Weekly Photo Challenge: Broken (II)

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    Saturday 23 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s second entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is a rather defunct flamingo, found on the shores of Lake Baringo …
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  23. Strawberries – yay!

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    Saturday 23 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Last autumn I took the decision to move all the strawberry plants. Where they had been for a few years …
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  24. Weekly Photo Challenge: Broken (I)

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    Friday 22 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s first entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is a WWII Greek army jeep. No more words are necessary.   . …
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  25. The natural beauty of a woman

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    Friday 22 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This a music video, and yes, it’s one that I could consider one of my Tunes I Love, but this …
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  26. Flower Friday ~ Red is the colour

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    Friday 22 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Slowly but surely, the garden is becoming more brown by the day as summer approaches, and the ground hardens to …
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  27. East Africa: everyday life

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    Thursday 21 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This all started out as a post about open markets of East Africa and then posted some pics of the wonderful …
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  28. “Ok then Bro, which way now?”

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    Thursday 21 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  29. Roses are red…

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    Wednesday 20 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Every girl loves their red roses, sure, but even us mortal males can appreciate their simplistic beauty. I love these …
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  30. Wordless Wednesday ~ I only sat down!

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    Wednesday 20 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  31. Salad stuff

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    Tuesday 19 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Took these a couple of weeks ago, but the temperatures have since ramped up (33C, 90F and above), so that …
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  32. Finding snow!

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    Tuesday 19 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Traveling between Ankara and Istanbul, back in late January, we came across… SNOW. Ok so I get that for many …
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  33. Weekly Photo Challenge: Enveloped (IV)

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    Monday 18 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s fourth and probably final entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge shows a gazebo (we think) that …
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  34. Macro Monday: The rosebud

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    Monday 18 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This is my simple entry for Macro Monday this week. Hope you all enjoy it! SPIKE

  35. Images of Naxos hinterland (1 of 2)

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    Sunday 17 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Naxos was a fleeting visit for us; sandwiched between time spent on a couple of other Greek islands, Astypalea and …
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  36. Weekly Photo Challenge: Enveloped (III)

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    Sunday 17 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s third entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is an image of a moorland stream, enveloped by the hillsides …
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  37. The delicate orange rose

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    Sunday 17 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Another day, another colour rose…. and today we feature a dusty orange coloured specimen, with hints of lilac and yellow …
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  38. Pure white

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    Saturday 16 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Oh go on then… here’s some more roses…. There are many colours that I love in the garden, but how …
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  39. Weekly Photo Challenge: Enveloped (II)

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    Saturday 16 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s second entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenges shows how we build a steel reinforced concrete boundary wall. …
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  40. Young fruit

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    Saturday 16 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    As we move into summer, the farm is starting to quieten down after the departure of a million or so …
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  41. Weekly Photo Challenge: Enveloped (I)

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    Friday 15 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s first entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge was taken in our village here in southwest Türkiye, and …
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  42. Private Investigations

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    Friday 15 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Dark and moody: that’s how this one sounds to me. It’s Dire Straits enigmatic “Private Investigations”, from the ‘Love Over …
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  43. Flower Friday ~ The Entrance

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    Friday 15 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    A simple, yet effective combination of flowers against paintwork. Nothing fancy; just peaceful and welcoming. Naxos, Cyclades, Greece, early September …
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  44. Lemon recovery – the senior trees

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    Thursday 14 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    After the recovery success of the ‘little’ lemon tree, we’ve had to wait to see how the larger trees ended …
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  45. Sorry; more Pomegranate flowers

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    Thursday 14 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    I know…. it’s only been a few days since featuring the start of the pomegranate flowers, but they don’t last long, …
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  46. Friends of the Cacti

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    Wednesday 13 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    It’s that time of year when our various cacti have their babies. We have three species, but these large cacti, which grow …
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  47. Wordless Wednesday ~ Waiting for the kill

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    Wednesday 13 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  48. Broad bean harvest time

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    Tuesday 12 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Having planted the broad beans over a month later than in previous years, I am chuffed to see that it …
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  49. Dip in the river

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    Tuesday 12 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    As a child, I grew up with geese all around our place, as well as chickens, dogs, sheep, ducks, turkey’s …
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  50. Weekly Photo Challenge: Forces of Nature (IV)

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    Monday 11 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s fourth and probably final entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is a beach scene after a boat …
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