Tag Archives: animals

  1. Ready for action!

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    Thursday 14 January, 2016 by Uncle Spike

  2. Macro Monday: Lizard scales

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    Monday 02 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    For my Macro Monday this week, here’s some lizard scales… creepy perhaps (for some), but love to photograph these creatures!. …
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  3. Efes (Ephesus) Mosaics

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    Friday 16 October, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Not everyone respects or loves the ancient artifacts, relics and antiquities that we find all around this part of the …
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  4. That’s MY boat!

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    Saturday 10 October, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Some have their name on their boat Others show registration numbers A few moor their boats in private berths Ahem… while this …
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  5. Wordless Wednesday ~ Mother & Child

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    Wednesday 07 October, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  6. 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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  7. Winter in Istanbul: Dogs

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    Saturday 05 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Following on from the Cats of Moda, we also came across a rather decent bunch of street hounds too on …
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  8. Winter in Istanbul: Cats

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    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 …
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  9. Weekly Photo Challenge: On the way (IV)

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    Monday 01 June, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s fourth and probably final entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is all about the wildebeest on the annual migration across …
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  10. The large and the small

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    Thursday 16 April, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    One of my favourite images I have captured over the years has been of a very young tortoise found wandering …
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  11. Greek Island Cats

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    Wednesday 04 February, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    I’m a doggie person I guess on the whole, having grown up with various woofers in the house since I …
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  12. Weekly Photo Challenge: Express Yourself (IV)

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    Monday 26 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    In terms of expressing oneself, I often think that unspoken facial expressions say far more than any words, and so …
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  13. Weekly Photo Challenge: Express Yourself (II)

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    Saturday 24 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    My second entry for the Weekly Photo Challenge is a rather stern looking chap, who you may have noted seemed quite at ease …
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  14. Weekly Photo Challenge: Express Yourself (I)

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    Friday 23 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    In terms of expressing oneself, I often think that unspoken facial expressions say far more than any words, and so …
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  15. SPIKE WRITES: Spotlight on Duke my Turkey Bird!

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    Sunday 30 November, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Originally posted on Gill McGrath:
    Hi people! …. Meet Uncle Spike who writes a lively and informative blog about life on…

  16. SPIKE WRITES: Camels & Cats

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    Sunday 16 November, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Originally posted on Pictures:
    Here goes the guest post by Uncle Spike – and it’s about cats! 🙂 Lesia asked…

  17. Dogs bully cats… yeah right!

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    Sunday 21 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    When you are a kid, you learn that dogs chase cats – just part and parcel of a dogs duty …
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  18. Wordless Wednesday ~ Cooling Off

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    Wednesday 03 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike

  19. Puss Likes to Live in Style

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    Thursday 14 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Late at night in İzmir, a city a few hours north from us. I was walking along after a late stroll …
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  20. Weekly Photo Challenge: Texture (II)

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    Saturday 09 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s second entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is some rather beautifully textured reptilian skin on a pair of very small lizards …
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  21. Let Sleeping Dogs Lie…

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    Saturday 05 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Even our four-legged friends deserve a day at the beach . . …or perhaps a nap after play… . . …
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  22. It’s My Place, NOT Yours!

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    Thursday 26 June, 2014 by Uncle Spike

  23. Fight, Flight, or Scared Stiff

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    Wednesday 21 May, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    In our dealings with the natural world, we will have learnt the term ‘Fight or Flight’. This basically means most …
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  24. Little Monsters

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    Tuesday 20 May, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    We’ve had some cool and rainy days recently, quite unexpected for this time of year, but excellent news for the …
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  25. Pooch or Puss?

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    Sunday 11 May, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    I gotta admit I’m more of of a pooch-lover myself. I have no qualms about our small feline friends, but …
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  26. Silly Animal Videos ~ Yay or Nay?

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    Tuesday 29 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    You known what it’s like, your Facebook timeline is frequently peppered by silly animal videos. Surely it’s not just mine; …
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  27. It’s Gotta Be Friday !

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    Friday 18 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    . For all animal lovers… For all bikers… For all those needing a laugh… . WATCH THIS AND SMILE .

  28. Whose Beady Eye Was That?

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    Wednesday 09 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Perhaps a bit of an easy one this week… Did you guess who was visiting Spike’s farm? . It was …
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  29. Smile, It’s Friday

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    Friday 04 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Having a ‘ruff’ day? This one is for you… For any non-woofer lovers out there (Mr P et. al.), you gotta …
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  30. Did Ya Nose It?

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    Sunday 23 March, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Your challenge was to guess the owner two rather strange holes… . Well, how close did you get this week? …
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  31. Bonzo Found My Biscuits

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    Tuesday 11 March, 2014 by Uncle Spike

  32. Wordless Wednesday ~ Lovers

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    Wednesday 05 March, 2014 by Uncle Spike

  33. Guest post: “How I Met My Mother” – by Frederika

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    Sunday 09 February, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Now you know how Uncle Spike likes to vary these guest posts; with each guest blogger being quite unique… well, …
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  34. Reblog: Leatherbacks Hatching

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    Sunday 19 January, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    I found a blog today called “Life On The Golden Rock“, or rather Fraukje whose blog it is found me. Anyway… …
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  35. Weekly Photo Challenge: Family (II)

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    Saturday 18 January, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Clan Spike’s second entry for this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge is a cute family of heffalumps 😀 Hope you enjoy …
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  36. Sun, Shade, Horns & Beards

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    Tuesday 17 December, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    “LOCAL PICNIC SPOT FAVOURED BY THOSE WITH HORNS & BEARDS” During our summer, when the temperatures hit the mid 40’s …
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  37. Weekly Photo Challenge: Grand (II)

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    Tuesday 10 December, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Clan Spike’s second entry for this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge was taken in Northern Kenya on our honeymoon. I don’t …
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  38. Taz of Todger Hill

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    Sunday 08 December, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Haha… I just found a scan of an old foto that I was looking for ages ago. It’s of “Todger …
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  39. Reblog: Today’s Best Advice Tip

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    Thursday 21 November, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Found this on Facebook today and it made Uncle Spike chuckle over a mug of coffee…. So, I thought, hey, …
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  40. My Doggie Friend – Part 4

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    Wednesday 09 October, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Few Last Classics From Taz… . . This is the final part in a mini-series all about Taz; a rather …
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  41. My Doggie Friend – Part 3

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    Sunday 06 October, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    More Moments of Taz… . . This is the third in a mini-series all about Taz; a rather mad but …
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  42. They Eat Grass Don’t They??

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    Thursday 03 October, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    The back field has been used for maize again this summer and this morning the neighbouring farmer obviously decided the …
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  43. My Doggie Friend – Part 2

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    Thursday 03 October, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Remember Taz… . This is the second in a mini-series all about Taz; a rather mad but loveable Staffie I …
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  44. My Doggie Friend – Part 1

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    Tuesday 01 October, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    I’d Like You To Meet Taz… . . Taz was a faithful buddy of mine a few years back when …
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