Monthly Archives: December 2015

  1. Blogging Year 2015

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    Thursday 31 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Like many of you, 2015 has been an extremely busy year for us. The sad knock-on effect is that the …
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  2. Our New Year’s tree

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    Wednesday 30 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Last night saw us decorate our little New Year’s tree, and place some coloured lights around our salon (that’s the lounge, …
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  3. Wordless Wednesday ~ Juicy Pomelo

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    Wednesday 30 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  4. Weekly Photo Challenge: Now (IV)

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    Tuesday 29 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    My fourth Weekly Photo Challenge entry for “Now” is me trying to catch some rather quick young chooks 🙂 Hope …
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  5. The occluded sun

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    Tuesday 29 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  6. Weekly Photo Challenge: Now (III)

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    Monday 28 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s third Weekly Photo Challenge entry is from our veg area today; finally, some half-ok broccoli 🙂 Hope you …
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  7. Macro Monday: Fig leaf bud

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    Monday 28 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  8. Embrace your past

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    Sunday 27 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This is so me… I have had a checkered, yet wonderful, interesting, sometimes successful life, with more drama-filled emotional rollercoaster …
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  9. Bright winter’s day

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    Sunday 27 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  10. Weekly Photo Challenge: Now (II)

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    Saturday 26 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    My second bash at the Weekly Photo Challenge is very much “now” for us, with winter fruit picking upon us, here on …
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  11. Autumn colours, in Winter

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    Saturday 26 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    It’s officially past mid-winter…. yeah right! Our trees are only just shedding their leaves, as our weird weather continues unabated …
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  12. Weekly Photo Challenge: Now (I)

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    Friday 25 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    How about this for my “now” entry for the Weekly Photo Challenge? It’s finally autumn here in southwest Türkiye, and …
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  13. Across the so-called divide

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    Thursday 24 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    I’m no stranger to Christianity, and to be honest, nor are many of my faith, after all, Jesus is pretty …
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  14. Life

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    Thursday 24 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  15. Weekly Photo Challenge: Gathering (IV)

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    Wednesday 23 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s final entry for the Weekly Photo Challenge is one taken here on the farm – a gathering of small …
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  16. Wordless Wednesday ~ Monster?

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    Wednesday 23 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  17. Late afternoon at the shore

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    Tuesday 22 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  18. Weekly Photo Challenge: Gathering (III)

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    Tuesday 22 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    My third entry for the Weekly Photo Challenge is a gathering at the treehouse! Hope you enjoy this entry. . . The first …
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  19. Double entendre

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    Monday 21 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Today marks the day when I share my annual ‘special’. Published each year on the birthday of my late wife, …
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  20. Macro Monday: Callistemon

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    Monday 21 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    My Macro Monday this week is a favourite of mine, and captures the beauty of the Callistemon, or Bottlebrush. Hope …
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  21. TCDD – Turkish State Railways

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    Sunday 20 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This is the rather impressive and fairly imposing symbol of TCDD, the Turkish State Railway. I just found it interesting for …
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  22. Weekly Photo Challenge: Gathering (II)

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    Sunday 20 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    My second Weekly Photo Challenge entry was taken on the Greek island of Amorgos, easternmost island of the Cyclades, as folk gathered …
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  23. Star Wars VII – Our Trip (no spoilers)

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    Saturday 19 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    So we did it… Late Thursday we made the trek to the big city (ish) to lay rest to the …
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  24. Weekly Photo Challenge: Gathering (I)

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    Friday 18 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s first entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is one I’ve used before a long way back; it’s a gathering …
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  25. Flower Friday Pot

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    Friday 18 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  26. Basmane Station

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    Thursday 17 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This is the Basmane (pronounced: Bas-Mah-Nay) train station or terminal, located in the city of İzmir, on the western shores …
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  27. Nature’s monuments

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    Thursday 17 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  28. Nerd time here at last…

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    Wednesday 16 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Sorry to all those expecting to see scenic shots of mountains, some global travels, farming life, flowers or even Turkish …
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  29. Wordless Wednesday ~ Glorious Calories

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    Wednesday 16 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  30. Trees where we walk

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    Tuesday 15 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Our pavements, or sidewalks, depending on your locality, are really much use for actually, err, walking on. There are often huge …
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  31. Sunset ~ Moonrise

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    Tuesday 15 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Sometimes mummy nature dishes out some stunning effects for us mortals to witness. The photography isn’t brilliant I’m afraid here; …
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  32. Weekly Photo Challenge: Oops! (IV)

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    Monday 14 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    My fourth Weekly Photo Challenge take on Oops! was from the day I was trying to get a decent pose …
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  33. Macro Monday: Softness

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    Monday 14 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    . We have a fair amount of these grasses dotted around the ‘house garden’ on the farm. Each year I …
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  34. Weekly Photo Challenge: Oops! (III)

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    Sunday 13 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    I swear to this day we hasn’t showing me his bare bum when I started to take that shot! My third entry …
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  35. Turkish men love to gossip

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    Sunday 13 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Putting the world to rights… That’s a strange old saying I’ll admit. It’s one I heard many times over growing …
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  36. Weekly Photo Challenge: Oops! (II)

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    Saturday 12 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s second entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge shows some rather close parking, Sicilian style! But looking at …
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  37. Hmm, that looks inviting; not!

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    Saturday 12 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Spotted this ‘sports’ place a few weeks ago. Now we’ve all seen those glass- and chrome- styled sports places of …
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  38. Weekly Photo Challenge: Oops! (I)

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    Friday 11 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s first entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge was the realisation I’d broken the in-laws prize mirror 🙂 …
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  39. Flower Friday ~ Bitola Balcony

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    Friday 11 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    How about this for a few flowers on your balcony? Taken in the middle of summer in the southern border …
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  40. Simit

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    Thursday 10 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Talking of bread the other day, well the other culprit known to challenge the elasticity of my old leather belt …
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  41. Clouds rolling in…

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    Thursday 10 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  42. The surprisingness of normal folk

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    Wednesday 09 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Today was a good day in southwest Türkiye.  I tackled a number of ‘chores’ today, starting off with taking the …
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  43. Wordless Wednesday ~ Snapper

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    Wednesday 09 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  44. Typical Turkish Town Scenes

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    Tuesday 08 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Each country has it’s own ‘look and feel’, and Türkiye is not alone. These are all images taken recently on the streets …
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  45. Rainbow time

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    Tuesday 08 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  46. Weekly Photo Challenge: Eye Spy (IV)

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    Monday 07 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s fourth and probably final entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is all about being watched. Hope you enjoy …
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  47. Macro Monday: Greek Island Thistle

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    Monday 07 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s Macro Monday image is part of a thistle, growing on a mountainside in one of the Greek islands. …
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  48. Weekly Photo Challenge: Eye Spy (III)

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    Sunday 06 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s third entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is another of those “I’m watching you, watching me” moments 🙂 …
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  49. Peace and People

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    Sunday 06 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Like any conflict on the world stage, everyone of us has very personal views, and the situation in Syria is …
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  50. Weekly Photo Challenge: Eye Spy (II)

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    Saturday 05 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s second entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is making sure you keep eye contact…. with a cheetah. Hope …
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