Tag Archives: nature

  1. Flower Friday ~ Last peach blossoms

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    Friday 06 May, 2016 by Uncle Spike

  2. Flower Friday ~ Double Pink

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    Friday 22 April, 2016 by Uncle Spike

  3. Flower Friday ~ This morning’s roses

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    Friday 15 April, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    Taken an hour ago, here are some of the rose beds. With spring providing cool nights, occasional rain and sunny …
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  4. Flower Friday ~ Blossom; never enough

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    Friday 01 April, 2016 by Uncle Spike

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  5. 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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  6. Flower Friday ~ Plum tree blossom

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    Friday 18 March, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    Here are some not-so-close-up images of the plum trees which are in full blossom right now. At night it actually …
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  7. Flower Friday ~ More Apricot Blossom

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    Friday 11 March, 2016 by Uncle Spike

  8. Flower Friday ~ Wild beauty

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    Friday 04 March, 2016 by Uncle Spike

  9. Flower Friday ~ First Apricot

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    Friday 26 February, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    Taken just a few minutes ago… This is the very first of the beautiful flowers that blossom on the apricot …
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  10. Weekly Photo Challenge: Seasons (I)

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    Saturday 20 February, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s first entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is typical for springtime here in southwest Türkiye. Everything is green, the …
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  11. Flower Friday ~ Spring has arrived

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    Friday 19 February, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    (courtesy of a good friend who visiting our farm)

  12. Flower Friday ~ Sunflower

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    Friday 22 January, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    Taken back in summer 2015, in the endless Sunflower fields of the northern Turkish province of Edirne, which is in Eastern …
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  13. Flower Friday ~ Winter Grass

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    Friday 15 January, 2016 by Uncle Spike

  14. Flower Friday ~ Flags & Flowers

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    Friday 08 January, 2016 by Uncle Spike

  15. Macro Monday: Finger puppet?

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    Monday 04 January, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    Here’s a friendly little praying mantis… We get these a lot around here, and I’m truly fascinated by them. They …
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  16. Flower Friday ~ Summer colours

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    Friday 01 January, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    Bit later than normally posted, but here is my Friday floral offering. For many of us, we are now ‘mid-winter’; …
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  17. Flower Friday Pot

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    Friday 18 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  18. 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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  19. Flower Friday ~ Ok, it’s another White Hibiscus

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    Friday 04 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

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  20. Flower Friday ~ Yellow Trumpets (Burgmasia)

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    Friday 27 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  21. 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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  22. Flower Friday ~ Roses are red…

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    Friday 13 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  23. Flower Friday ~ Twins

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    Friday 06 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  24. Flower Friday ~ Another White Hibiscus

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    Friday 30 October, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  25. Flower Friday ~ Twin Reds

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    Friday 23 October, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  26. Flower Friday ~ Blue (something)…

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    Friday 16 October, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Not sure on this one. At first I thought it looked like a blue hydrangea, but like a tiny version. Any …
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  27. Flower Friday ~ Purple strikes again

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    Friday 09 October, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This one was taken in the UK a long time ago. Not sure what it is, but the flowers so …
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  28. Flower Friday ~ Bluebell

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    Friday 02 October, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Simple elegance The humble Bluebell is one of nature’s best examples. Often seen as a mass of blue like a …
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  29. 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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  30. Flower Friday ~ Natural Yellow

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    Friday 25 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  31. 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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  32. Valley walking in Cappadocia

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    Saturday 19 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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? . .

  37. Weekly Photo Challenge: Connected (IV)

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    Monday 07 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s fourth and final entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge shows how a tree connects to the …
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  38. Macro Monday: Damselfly

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    Monday 07 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    These are my Macro Monday images for this week, taken by my wife on an LG-G2 phone. Hope you all …
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  39. Flower Friday ~ Splash of colour

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    Friday 04 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    In the otherwise drab coloured world of the the Turkish summer, with mostly varying shades of brown, a little splash of …
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  40. SPIKE WRITES: “My first review sucked!”

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    Thursday 03 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Originally posted on Gill McGrath:
    Follow the regular guest spot from Uncle Spike’s Farm in Turkey! Here is the latest… (episode…

  41. Macro Monday: Phlox subulata

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    Monday 31 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This is my entry for Macro Monday for this week. I ‘think it is a spot of Phlox subulata… What …
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  42. Flower Friday ~ Soft red rose

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    Friday 28 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This rose is such a soft and gentle shade of red, don’t you think? .

  43. Ain’t nature simply great?

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    Tuesday 25 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  44. Pale Yellow Hibiscus

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    Sunday 23 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    One day I’ll try a Hibiscus or three in our garden. I know they love the heat, but perhaps it’s a …
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  45. Flower Friday ~ Jujube Flowers

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    Friday 21 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Cute to look at, but that’s as far as I’ll go… . . Remember, the Jujube tree has huge evil …
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  46. Little green visitor…

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    Thursday 20 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  47. Weekly Photo Challenge: Creepy (IV)

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    Tuesday 18 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s fourth from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is a caterpillar that was larger than my lens cap – ewww! Hope …
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  48. Good year for grapes

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    Sunday 16 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    We always get a good crop from these black grapes – they come from a hardy and strong vine. Mostly …
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  49. Weekly Photo Challenge: Creepy (I)

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    Saturday 15 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    How about a creepy poo-bug?? This week’s first entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is a Mole Cricket, or Gryllotalpa …
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  50. Flower Friday ~ Gazania of the day

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    Friday 14 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This gazania has a lovely mixture of colours. It looks like it has been hand painted! . .

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