Tag Archives: mountains

  1. Weekly Photo Challenge: Landscape (IV)

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    Tuesday 05 April, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    My fourth bash at the ‘Landscape’ theme of the Weekly Photo Challenge is from Tenerife. Hope you enjoy this entry. …
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  2. Weekly Photo Challenge: Half-Light (I)

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    Friday 25 March, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    My first entry for the Weekly Photo Challenge is a photograph I took of lightning striking the mountainside. It was taken …
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  3. Flower Friday ~ Mountain colours

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    Friday 25 March, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    Here in the West Taurus mountains, we have plenty to roam, with pine forested peaks as far as the eye can …
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  4. The light

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    Thursday 07 January, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    Our forests are cold, In the darkness of the night; Then dawn brings new hope, As the skies share the …
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  5. The mists of time

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    Tuesday 05 January, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    Time passes The warmth of summer long departed Exchanged in kind for winter rains I ask myself, “Where are my …
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  6. Nature’s monuments

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    Thursday 17 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  7. Rainbow time

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    Tuesday 08 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  8. Making the most of it

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    Thursday 03 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    When the mountains are as rock strewn as we have here in the southwest of Türkiye, there is little one …
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  9. Love this time of year…

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    Thursday 03 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  10. Wordless Wednesday ~ Turkish low clouds

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    Wednesday 02 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  11. 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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  12. Morning mist in the hills

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    Saturday 07 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Now that autumn is starting to kick in, well sort of, we finally get to see clouds, mist and even …
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  13. Autumn Clouds

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    Saturday 31 October, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  14. Evening cloud & light

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    Tuesday 27 October, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Here we have the same scene, under two different camera settings. Both taken towards the end of the day, as …
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  15. Fresh rain feeds the rivers

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    Wednesday 21 October, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Here in the southwest of Türkiye, we are finally seeing rains in the West Taurus Mountains. One month since our …
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  16. Walking in our foothills

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    Tuesday 13 October, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  17. Weekly Photo Challenge: Happy Place (I)

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    Friday 09 October, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s first entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge was taken here in the West Taurus Mountains of southwest …
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  18. Remembering our Turkish rural springtime

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    Saturday 03 October, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Everything is green Everything is fresh Everything is lush Everything is growing… . . How different springtime time, compared to …
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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. Weekly Photo Challenge: Ephemeral (II)

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    Saturday 28 March, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s second entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is another ephemeral moment we are all familiar with, the fleeting minute …
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  24. Clouds rolling in the hills

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    Thursday 05 March, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Spring is here at last, or is it? We have sun, warmth, cold, rain, clouds; you name it. Won’t be …
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  25. Turkish Forest Fire Lookouts

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    Wednesday 18 February, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    With pine forested mountains and low hills as far as the eye can see, we live out here in the …
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  26. Waterfalls now ??

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    Thursday 12 February, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    The hills are starting to produce waterfalls where there are usually just dry rock faces. I just love the differences …
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  27. Wordless Wednesday ~ Double Rainbow !!

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    Wednesday 04 February, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    . Taken from our bathroom window, here on our farm in southwest Türkiye. .

  28. Foothills & Farming

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    Tuesday 03 February, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Throughout the West Taurus Mountains of our southwest corner of Türkiye, there are some beautiful foothills in which we farm. …
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  29. Our mountains

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    Wednesday 28 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    The West Taurus Mountains stretch for many miles throughout the southwest corner of Türkiye. . . A topographical view shows …
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  30. Wordless Wednesday ~ Morning world !!

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    Wednesday 28 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    . Out of interest, which version do you prefer? . .

  31. Life in the hills

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    Tuesday 27 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Rural life in the Taurus Mountains of southwest Türkiye has its advantages. . . The scenery is generally dramatic and …
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  32. We Have Snow !

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    Saturday 10 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Ok, so it’s ‘visible’ on our mountains, none this far down of course, but still… “We have snow!”… yikes, exciting …
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  33. Autumn sun warms the mountains

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    Friday 05 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

  34. Sunrise Over Mt Kenya

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    Thursday 27 November, 2014 by Uncle Spike

      One of a series of sunrise shots I took from a distant ridge near to Rumuruti, in Northern Kenya, …
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  35. Weekly Photo Challenge: Refraction (I)

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    Friday 17 October, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s first entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge was taken a few days ago on our farm here …
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  36. Ancient Valleys

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    Saturday 24 May, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Much of our scenery in this part of western Turkey is, to a certain extent, rugged, dramatic and possess a …
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  37. Weekly Photo Challenge: Spring (III)

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    Sunday 04 May, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s third entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge was taken behind our farm in the foothills of south-western …
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  38. Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned (I)

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    Friday 28 February, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    My first entry for this week’s Photo Challenge is the very house that a guy I know grew up in, …
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  39. More Village Walks

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    Monday 16 December, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Following a request or three for some images from ‘outside the front gate’, we, that is all three of us, …
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  40. Walking In My Village

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    Tuesday 03 December, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    I am known for posting images from here on the farm, from our veggies to the orchard. However I had …
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  41. Reblog: View From The Gods

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    Thursday 03 October, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    . This the view from Mount Kinabalu, Borneo. Not my photo, but definately worthy to share with my fellow bloggers …
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  42. Turkish Mountain Villages

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    Thursday 19 September, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    How many posts do you see about Turkey? And how many feature just Istanbul, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Cappadocia or a trip …
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