Monthly Archives: August 2015

  1. Weekly Photo Challenge: From Every Angle (I)

    12

    Monday 31 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s first entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge brings you three shots of just three of a number of …
    Continue reading

  2. Macro Monday: Phlox subulata

    4

    Monday 31 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This is my entry for Macro Monday for this week. I ‘think it is a spot of Phlox subulata… What …
    Continue reading

  3. Winter in Istanbul: Churches

    Leave a comment

    Sunday 30 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Straddling east and west, literally, as it links the European and Asian continents, Istanbul also represents a mix of faiths …
    Continue reading

  4. In memory of Rhonda

    4

    Sunday 30 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    One year has passed Rhonda may no longer be blogging But not forgotten . .

  5. Winter in Istanbul: Metro & Trams

    4

    Saturday 29 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Istanbul is certainly a city of contrasts, that’s for sure… With high-rise complexes and 21st century shopping malls on the …
    Continue reading

  6. Modern Datça

    Leave a comment

    Saturday 29 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Having posted about the ancient cities of Burgaz and Knidos, both on the Datça peninsula on the western coast of …
    Continue reading

  7. Chariots of Fire and a Double-Date

    6

    Friday 28 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This one takes me back to not just an era, but to a particular day even. It was the year 1981, …
    Continue reading

  8. Flower Friday ~ Soft red rose

    1

    Friday 28 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This rose is such a soft and gentle shade of red, don’t you think? .

  9. The FIRST Knidos…

    8

    Thursday 27 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Found these old walls the other day when out tramping around Datça, a peninsula on the western coast of Turkey …
    Continue reading

  10. The town church

    3

    Thursday 27 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  11. But mom said “No Smut In This House!”

    18

    Wednesday 26 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    When I was a lad, my mom always told me this… but I guess that’s a different story altogether (and …
    Continue reading

  12. Wordless Wednesday ~ Sunset

    3

    Wednesday 26 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  13. Ain’t nature simply great?

    9

    Tuesday 25 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  14. Summer weeds

    3

    Tuesday 25 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Summer brings many things…. For us, here in the southwest of Türkiye it means continual hot weather, which is around …
    Continue reading

  15. Weekly Photo Challenge: Today Was A Good Day (IV)

    3

    Monday 24 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s fourth and probably final entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is a personal favourite for when it …
    Continue reading

  16. Macro Monday: Pumpkin flower

    3

    Monday 24 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    On a spare bit of land I planted a few pumpkin seeds. We don’t usually have much luck with them …
    Continue reading

  17. Winter in Istanbul: Cats

    7

    Sunday 23 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Street cats in Türkiye are generally despised or loved; with little room for any other emotional distinction, so it would …
    Continue reading

  18. Weekly Photo Challenge: Today Was A Good Day (III)

    7

    Sunday 23 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s third entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge shows a series of four shots that encapsulates a special …
    Continue reading

  19. Pale Yellow Hibiscus

    4

    Sunday 23 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    One day I’ll try a Hibiscus or three in our garden. I know they love the heat, but perhaps it’s a …
    Continue reading

  20. Winter in Istanbul: More Bosphorus Views

    5

    Saturday 22 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    When it comes to views of Istanbul, even during the dreariness of winter, there are few which rival capturing the …
    Continue reading

  21. Weekly Photo Challenge: Today Was A Good Day (II)

    7

    Saturday 22 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s second entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge takes us back quite a few years to the day …
    Continue reading

  22. Bell Tower

    3

    Saturday 22 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    The bell tower next to the cathedral in Pothia, Kalymnos A fine structure that is a dream to photograph Would …
    Continue reading

  23. Weekly Photo Challenge: Today Was A Good Day (I)

    11

    Friday 21 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s first entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge takes me back just to last weekend. We were over …
    Continue reading

  24. Winds of Change

    11

    Friday 21 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    When this track came out, Eastern Europe was changing beyond the wildest dreams of many. A lot has happened since …
    Continue reading

  25. Flower Friday ~ Jujube Flowers

    3

    Friday 21 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Cute to look at, but that’s as far as I’ll go… . . Remember, the Jujube tree has huge evil …
    Continue reading

  26. Summer roses…

    4

    Thursday 20 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Roses in summer are almost unheard of for us! Admittedly the weather is far kinder than normal this year with temperatures, …
    Continue reading

  27. Little green visitor…

    2

    Thursday 20 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  28. Weekly Photo Challenge: Creepy (V)

    2

    Wednesday 19 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s fifth and final entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge was a shot I took that certainly …
    Continue reading

  29. Wordless Wednesday ~ Great Rift Valley

    2

    Wednesday 19 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  30. Weekly Photo Challenge: Creepy (IV)

    14

    Tuesday 18 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s fourth from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is a caterpillar that was larger than my lens cap – ewww! Hope …
    Continue reading

  31. The Bakery

    3

    Tuesday 18 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Just love this elegant little backstreet bakery 🙂 Pothia, Kalymnos, Dodecanese, Greece . .

  32. Weekly Photo Challenge: Creepy (III)

    9

    Monday 17 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s third entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is a collection of disgusting shots of baboon bums n bits, and …
    Continue reading

  33. Macro Monday: Semi-transparent bug

    8

    Monday 17 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This former, ex, gone, departed, or just plain dead bug has joined us this week for Macro Monday. From its …
    Continue reading

  34. Winter in Istanbul: Images of Kadıköy

    3

    Sunday 16 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Located on the southern shores of the Bosphorus, and therefore sat firmly in Asia rather than Europe, Kadıköy (pronounced “kad-er-koy”), …
    Continue reading

  35. Weekly Photo Challenge: Creepy (II)

    17

    Sunday 16 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s second entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge was taken in the grounds of Christ Church, Stone Town, …
    Continue reading

  36. Maya plays again

    6

    Sunday 16 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    The last couple of posts about Maya, the talented young 8-year old Turkish pianist I came across seemed popular; not …
    Continue reading

  37. Good year for grapes

    6

    Sunday 16 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    We always get a good crop from these black grapes – they come from a hardy and strong vine. Mostly …
    Continue reading

  38. Winter in Istanbul: Bosphorus Views

    1

    Saturday 15 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Riding the ferry boats back and forth across the Bosphorus is a magical thing. There are many many ferries, crisscrossing …
    Continue reading

  39. Weekly Photo Challenge: Creepy (I)

    10

    Saturday 15 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    How about a creepy poo-bug?? This week’s first entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is a Mole Cricket, or Gryllotalpa …
    Continue reading

  40. Dikmen Vadısı (4 of 4)

    1

    Saturday 15 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    My final post on this valley park area that I discovered this year – even though it’s on the doorstep …
    Continue reading

  41. Long drives in the rain…

    9

    Friday 14 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This 1971 iconic track by The Doors one takes me back to the mid 90s when I would commute weekly …
    Continue reading

  42. Flower Friday ~ Gazania of the day

    5

    Friday 14 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This gazania has a lovely mixture of colours. It looks like it has been hand painted! . .

  43. Splashes of colour

    7

    Thursday 13 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Lilies like these now cover all sorts of areas around the farm. Having started out as one small bucket load, …
    Continue reading

  44. Cathedral Square

    3

    Thursday 13 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This is the cathedral in Pothia, Kalymnos With its beautiful mosaic courtyard .

  45. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beneath Your Feet (IV)

    2

    Wednesday 12 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s fourth and probably final entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge shows part of our staircase just …
    Continue reading

  46. Wordless Wednesday ~ Redeemer

    4

    Wednesday 12 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  47. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beneath Your Feet (III)

    Leave a comment

    Tuesday 11 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s third entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is the ground upon which we dance. Hope you enjoy this …
    Continue reading

  48. Lemon tree is still alive, just…

    9

    Tuesday 11 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Remember this lemon tree that was almost wiped out during our much colder than normal winter? Well, this is what happened a few …
    Continue reading

  49. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beneath Your Feet (II)

    4

    Monday 10 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s second entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is of our small person, walking towards Dimitras Temple on the …
    Continue reading

  50. Macro Monday: Mr McFly

    2

    Monday 10 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Like most fruit and veg, tomatoes require a fair degree of maintenance, and picking off damaged or diseased fruit is …
    Continue reading

Page Views

  • 552,490 and counting...

Join 2,831 other followers

Posts by Category

Member of The Internet Defense League

Copyright

© Uncle Spike, Uncle Spike's Adventures, 2013-2018

Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author is strictly prohibited.

Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Uncle Spike and Uncle Spike's Adventures with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Reblogs, pingbacks and other such links in order to use Uncle Spike's material are of course welcomed.