Monthly Archives: November 2015

  1. Weekly Photo Challenge: Transition (IV)

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    Monday 30 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    My fourth Weekly Photo Challenge entry this week tells the story, or transition, of a good old yarn or moment of …
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  2. Macro Monday: Giraffe’s eyelashes

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    Monday 30 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    How about this as my entry for Macro Monday this week. It’s a rather interesting close-up shot of the eyelashes …
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  3. Weekly Photo Challenge: Transition (III)

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    Sunday 29 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s third entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is probably a well-used theme for this week, sunrise. In these four …
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  4. Sparkling seas

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    Sunday 29 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    It’s a beautiful Sunday morn. The rains have passed. Left behind are sparkling seas. . .

  5. Weekly Photo Challenge: Transition (II)

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    Saturday 28 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s second entry for the Weekly Photo Challenge shows the unwrapping of a brand new Aston Martin ‘Vanquish’, which is …
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  6. Mountain skies

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    Saturday 28 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    It’s pretty stormy on/off right now, with the usual mix of very heavy rain, whopping great thunder claps and a dazzling lightning show. …
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  7. Weekly Photo Challenge: Transition (I)

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    Friday 27 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    FOUR IMAGES – My first entry for the Weekly Photo Challenge is the creation of our reading room at the top of the …
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  8. REBLOG: Finding the ‘Thanks’ in Thanksgiving

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    Friday 27 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Originally posted on Travelin' Kait:
    This past year I have learned so much more about gratitude than I ever thought was…

  9. Flower Friday ~ Yellow Trumpets (Burgmasia)

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    Friday 27 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  10. Dream on…

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    Thursday 26 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Well I might as well, coz never gona seat my butt in one of these babies. There are more important …
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  11. Thanksgiving 2015

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    Thursday 26 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Here’s wishing my family, friends, followers and readers in the US, a peaceful and blessed Thanksgiving. . .

  12. Life-jackets for sale

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    Wednesday 25 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Trousers Shoes Life Jackets Car tyre inner-tubes . . These are the items you’ll see on sale here today. Trousers …
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  13. Wordless Wednesday ~ The Storm Has Passed

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    Wednesday 25 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  14. Weekly Photo Challenge: Trio (IV)

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    Tuesday 24 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    My fourth entry this week was taken in Skopje, in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYRoM), and shows a trio of signs that …
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  15. Pavement café bar, Turkish style

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    Tuesday 24 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  16. Macro Monday: New strange bug!

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    Monday 23 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This weekend I was happily winding down after a long session doing some more serious chores in the garden itself, …
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  17. Weekly Photo Challenge: Trio (III)

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    Monday 23 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Not exactly a trio of equals, and I hope these guys don’t mind, but I spotted this happy little threesome wandering the backstreets …
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  18. Bloggers Unite for Peace

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    Sunday 22 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” Edmund Burke ~  ~ …
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  19. REBLOG: Syrian Refugees, Security Debates, Fear Mongering and General Stupidity

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    Sunday 22 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Originally posted on Norm 2.0:
    Note: I know this post is a little out of character for me. I don’t rant…

  20. Who’s a pretty boy then?

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    Sunday 22 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  21. Weekly Photo Challenge: Trio (II)

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    Saturday 21 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Isn’t it always the way, you post an image one day, and the next day up pops a photo challenge …
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  22. Siezed n Chained

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    Saturday 21 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Having a road legal vehicle here in Türkiye is still a sort optional rule that many do not ascribe to. Partly it’s …
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  23. Weekly Photo Challenge: Trio (I)

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    Friday 20 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s first entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is a weird sight, but actually it represents the Triskelion or Trinacria, …
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  24. Flower Friday ~ Monster pink beauty!

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    Friday 20 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    As per usual for me, I have no idea what this is 🙂 It looks like a whopping big rose, …
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  25. Who would join me?

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    Thursday 19 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    A couple of times recently I have posted my thoughts about the ongoing wave of destructiıon that the idiots waving …
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  26. Ok guys, I’ll be first watch then…

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    Thursday 19 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  27. Weekly Photo Challenge: Victory (IV)

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    Thursday 19 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s final entry for the Weekly Photo Challenge shows the ‘victory’ that is finding happiness in children who have …
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  28. Love Over Fear

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    Wednesday 18 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    The level of response generated by my previous post, Perspective & Humanity, was reassuring, pretty much supportive and mostly from my usual clan …
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  29. Wordless Wednesday ~ Like my crown?

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    Wednesday 18 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  30. Weekly Photo Challenge: Victory (III)

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    Tuesday 17 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    My third Weekly Photo Challenge entry is all about is perseverance towards uncertain victory! Or just plain old digging a hole for a …
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  31. Turkish Political breakfast

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    Tuesday 17 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    In Turkey, we have an endless love with breakfast, eating outdoors, domestic politics, meetings and/or marches, and of course, generating …
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  32. Macro Monday: Cherry tomato

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    Monday 16 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    My entry for Macro Monday this week is a simğple shot of the top of a small little sweet cherry …
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  33. Weekly Photo Challenge: Victory (II)

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    Monday 16 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    I’ve not felt very in tune with the theme ‘victory’ with all that is going on; it seems somewhat inappropriate. So, today …
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  34. Perspective & Humanity

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    Sunday 15 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    During the past 48 hours, I, and I’m sure many of you, will have seen or perhaps taken part in …
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  35. SPIKE WRITES: Oh Brian! What did you do?

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    Sunday 15 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Originally posted on Gill McGrath:
    The latest episode from the talking bird from Turkey ~ Brian guest writer from Uncle Spikes Adventures …

  36. Not In MY Name

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    Saturday 14 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Last month we saw multiple bombings in Turkey, then destruction over Egypt, countless other atrocities both here and happening daily in …
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  37. Weekly Photo Challenge: Victory (I)

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    Friday 13 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s first entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge means many things; for some, Victory means being the one who …
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  38. Flower Friday ~ Roses are red…

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    Friday 13 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  39. Avenue of Palms

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    Thursday 12 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    In the centre of İzmir, the western Turkish city we visited for a family wedding recently, is a central park …
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  40. Clouds at Sunset

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    Thursday 12 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  41. Logging after a forest fire

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    Wednesday 11 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    After a forest fire, all is not lost. Pine forest fires flash over very quick sometimes, so the trees, whilst mostly …
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  42. Diwali 2015

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    Wednesday 11 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Yes, it’s that time of year again when my friends who follow Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism celebrate the festival …
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  43. Wordless Wednesday ~ Narrow Boats & The Cube

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    Wednesday 11 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  44. Birds on a Wire

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    Tuesday 10 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    In trying to play around a bit more with photography, the nearest I have to a hobby away from daily …
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  45. The morning moon

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    Tuesday 10 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  46. Weekly Photo Challenge: Ornate (IV)

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    Monday 09 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s fourth entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is the carved exterior wall of the Talborjt Mosque of Agadir, Morocco. …
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  47. Macro Monday: Another fly

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    Monday 09 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    For Macro Monday this week, I have selected another ‘fly’ shot. It’s not in perfect focus I think, and perhaps stretching the …
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  48. Weekly Photo Challenge: Ornate (III)

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    Sunday 08 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s third entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is the ornate stained glass round window that adorns the from the …
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  49. Mediterranean November skies

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    Sunday 08 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  50. Weekly Photo Challenge: Ornate (II)

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    Saturday 07 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s second entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is the incredibly ornate organ in Verona’s majestic Duomo or Verona Cathedral. Hope you …
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