Monthly Archives: September 2015

  1. Stavros the dog!

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    Wednesday 30 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Even though I was brought up with dogs, and decades later still have a farm pooch, I’m not one to …
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  2. Wordless Wednesday ~ Minehead beach, England

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    Wednesday 30 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  3. It was from Easter Island…

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    Tuesday 29 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    So where was that rock from? Well, it was a long way from most places…. on Easter Island, the UNESCO …
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  4. Where is this?

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    Tuesday 29 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Not had a ‘Guess What‘ for ages, so here goes… what’s your thoughts? ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ …
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  5. Weekly Photo Challenge: Change (IV)

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    Monday 28 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s fourth and probably final entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge depicts the change as travellers disembark …
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  6. Macro Monday: Tiny Beauty

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    Monday 28 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Sometimes it’s the tinniest flowers that are the most beautiful. I bought a cheap tripod a few months ago, but …
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  7. Sunset over Iznik, Türkiye

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    Sunday 27 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  8. Weekly Photo Challenge: Change (III)

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    Sunday 27 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s third entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is a fallen tree; depicting the changes after a storm. Hope …
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  9. Weekly Photo Challenge: Change (II)

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    Saturday 26 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s second entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge shows the change of a truck’s odometer as it passes …
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  10. Between floors…

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    Saturday 26 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    In between the floors of the farmhouse are these huge air bricks. Encased within steel cages and covered in concrete, …
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  11. Weekly Photo Challenge: Change (I)

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    Friday 25 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s first entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge shows ‘change’ in actual progress! Hope you enjoy this entry. …
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  12. Free – All Right Now

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    Friday 25 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    1969 Yes time for a flashback to a remarkable decade, for a variety of reasons, not least being music like …
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  13. Flower Friday ~ Natural Yellow

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    Friday 25 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  14. Winter’s not far away

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    Thursday 24 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    After seeing not a spec of a cloud in the skies above for a few months, the arrival of clouds …
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  15. Mt. Kenya

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    Thursday 24 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    January Late afternoon, around 5:30 The foothills of Mt Kenya Glow from the afternoon African sun Like a magic carpet, …
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  16. Lilac, Purple, & Pink

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    Wednesday 23 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    We all travel through life, experiencing good and bad, meeting new friends, and losing track of others. Many of use …
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  17. Wordless Wednesday ~ Piazza dei Miracoli

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    Wednesday 23 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  18. Wildfire Smoke – Jasper, Alberta

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    Tuesday 22 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This is a double/spliced image taken very recently in Jasper, Alberta, Canada by a good friend of mine. With his …
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  19. Another visitor

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    Tuesday 22 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

        For the past few weeks, kiddo has been investigating under and around the front entrance balcony for some …
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  20. Weekly Photo Challenge: Grid (IV)

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    Monday 21 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s fourth and probably final entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is the wooden latticework or grid of a …
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  21. Macro Monday: Locust

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    Monday 21 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Locusts are regular visitors to our farm; not on any biblical scale, but just enough for the chickens to chase, …
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  22. And there went summer…

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    Sunday 20 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Basically, our weather here has two elements, sun or storms. After five straight months of sun, we have finally moved …
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  23. Weekly Photo Challenge: Grid (III)

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    Sunday 20 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s third entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is the steel grid we made in-between floors when constructing the farmhouse. …
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  24. Logs of the future?

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    Saturday 19 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Down in the lower olive grove, we have a rather tall lonesome pine that is growing at a weird, almost …
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  25. Weekly Photo Challenge: Grid (II)

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    Saturday 19 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s second entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is me taking a look at some of our chooks through the …
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  26. Valley walking in Cappadocia

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    Saturday 19 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  27. Weekly Photo Challenge: Grid (I)

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    Friday 18 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s first entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is the tiny Greek island of Telendos, as taken from Kalymnos. As for …
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  28. An Englishman at heart?

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    Friday 18 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This tune I love takes me back to two memorable periods in my life….  Way back when, together with some friends …
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  29. Flower Friday ~ Balcony flowers!

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    Friday 18 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Now THAT’S what I call balcony flowers! Perfect shade, courtesy of Mother Nature; with the help of some rather keep …
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  30. The church at dawn

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    Thursday 17 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This small orthodox church sat atop a hilltop on a Greek island in the Dodecanese was dark and mysterious as …
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  31. Heading down to the city

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    Thursday 17 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Love this shot… taken from the hills as you descend 1000 metres (3250 ft) in under 9km (5.6mi) down towards the …
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  32. ‘Hangry’ Piggy

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    Wednesday 16 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Not added anything completely stoopid for a while, so about time I changed that, don’t ya think? I saw this …
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  33. Wordless Wednesday ~ Partially Shaded

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    Wednesday 16 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  34. View from Leros island

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    Tuesday 15 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  35. Last of the summer crops

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    Tuesday 15 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    As summer proper recedes and we move into early autumn, the thermometer drops to below 100F (40C) for the first …
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  36. Weekly Photo Challenge: Monochromatic (IV)

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    Monday 14 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s fourth and probably final entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is a SAND CRAB – yeah, look closely! …
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  37. Macro Monday: Watermelon flower

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    Monday 14 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Following on from the pumpkin flower, here is its neighbour, a tiny, simple and elegant flower from a watermelon plant. …
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  38. Winter road trip: Bolu Mountains

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    Sunday 13 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Just love writing this post today…. it’s mid-September and therefore the back end of summer. It’s pushing 38C still (100F) …
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  39. Weekly Photo Challenge: Monochromatic (III)

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    Sunday 13 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s third entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge was not taken in England or Germany or France, but …
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  40. Serene Sunday

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    Sunday 13 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  41. Winter road trip: Istanbul to Ankara

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    Saturday 12 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    The drive from Istanbul (our largest city) back to Ankara (the second largest, and our capital) takes some four to …
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  42. Weekly Photo Challenge: Monochromatic (II)

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    Saturday 12 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s second entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge was a sunset taken from our balcony one evening, depicting …
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  43. Recovery over time…

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    Saturday 12 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This bush was one of those pretty much decimated by last winter’s unexpected freeze. Whilst we don’t have ‘real winters’ like many …
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  44. Weekly Photo Challenge: Monochromatic (I)

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    Friday 11 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s first entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is a shot from only very recently. Taken with an LG-G2 camera-phone, …
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  45. Out of respect. 911

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    Friday 11 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Normally I post about musical memories on a Friday. Not today.

  46. Flower Friday ~ Aubergine

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    Friday 11 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Sorry, but Eggplant really isn’t a pretty name. So these are Aubergine flowers. Much nicer, eh? . .

  47. Olives Trees ‘Off Season’

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    Thursday 10 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Olive trees tend to produce a crop every two years, more or less. Some trees are a bit weird, producing …
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  48. Camel Trekkin’

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    Thursday 10 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Camel trekking is a blast…. Never done it? Well, you’ve just found something that should be added to your ‘to …
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  49. Love this guy

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    Wednesday 09 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  50. Wordless Wednesday ~ Florence

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    Wednesday 09 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

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