Tag Archives: summer

  1. Astypalaian Backstreets


    Tuesday 09 February, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    If there’s one thing I love, it’s exploring backstreets of the places we visit. These are a few of the …
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  2. Wordless Wednesday ~ Partially Shaded


    Wednesday 16 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  3. Last of the summer crops


    Tuesday 15 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    As summer proper recedes and we move into early autumn, the thermometer drops to below 100F (40C) for the first …
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  4. Weekly Photo Challenge: From Every Angle (III)


    Wednesday 02 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s third entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge continues with the produce theme…. and shows three angles of …
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  5. Weekly Photo Challenge: Today Was A Good Day (I)


    Friday 21 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s first entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge takes me back just to last weekend. We were over …
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  6. Mulberry time


    Sunday 24 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    It’s a race between humans and chooks…. Why? …coz it’s mulberry time ! .

  7. T-minus ‘not long’ till summer


    Tuesday 03 March, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  8. Morning Catch


    Thursday 19 February, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  9. Weekly Photo Challenge: Depth (II)


    Saturday 31 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Not sure if this counts as depth, photographically speaking, but here goes… This week’s second entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is a capture …
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  10. Reminders of Summer


    Thursday 11 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    . Just a few weeks ago it was still summer(ish) . . We visited some friends in October who were …
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  11. From Brown Comes Green !


    Friday 31 October, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    The farm has been a dust bowl of brownness for the five months of summer, but following the first decent …
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  12. İZMİR…. @ Past Midnight


    Sunday 05 October, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Our stay in İzmir was at the end of July this year, so a pretty ‘warm’ time of year to …
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  13. Summer Becomes Non-Summer


    Sunday 28 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Yay… summer is over. Don’t get me wrong, I seriously love our looooong hot summer, and rarely tire of the …
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  14. Peaches – Best Year Yet


    Wednesday 03 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    No chemical fertilisers, fungicides or pesticides Just sun, water and goat poo… Bring it on I say 😀  

  15. Sounds of Summer


    Tuesday 02 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    For a quarter of the year, the air is ‘relatively’ quiet… And then for the next quarter, it’s a regular …
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  16. Sweetcorn – oops


    Sunday 31 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    It wasn’t meant to be… As suspected from my earlier posts, the sweetcorn crop succumbed to the usual ailments this …
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  17. Gotta Love Summer Storms


    Friday 29 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Out of the blue, literally, we can suddenly have a deluge from above. I just love summer storms – short, …
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  18. Dry n Dusty Summer


    Thursday 14 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    With virtually no rain for five months, much of the farm dries to a dust bowl over summer. Whilst the …
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  19. SPIKE WRITES: Sunny: 300+ Days a Year


    Monday 11 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Originally posted on My Aberdeen Garden:
    So you’ve already guessed I’m not from Aberdeen then? Like many folk, I grew tired of…

  20. Veggies – Before Summer Hit


    Tuesday 01 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Summer is well and truly upon us now, with daytime temperatures hitting around 40 (104) every day, and not going …
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  21. The Spikey Ramadan Diet ~ part 2


    Saturday 28 June, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Uncle Spike’s own Ramadan diet is different, but it works 🙂 As mentioned in the previous post, fasting means to …
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  22. The Spikey Ramadan Diet ~ part 1


    Saturday 21 June, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Uncle Spike has his own Ramadan dietary regime to aid fasting 🙂 First of all, fasting means to go without …
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  23. Summer Storm Just Minutes Ago!!


    Friday 20 June, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    We just a load of wet stuff fall from the sky! Quite bizarre it was too. We are well into …
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  24. Our OWN Flowering Cacti


    Thursday 19 June, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Yay…. after years of ’nuffink’, we finally have flowers of two types of cactus plant!! First off, these big babies …
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  25. Ramadan Countdown…


    Wednesday 18 June, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    In just another 10 days it will be the holy month of Ramadan, or Ramazan as we know it in …
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  26. Wooden Jetty


    Monday 16 June, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    A few weeks ago we went to Fethiye, and spent a day lazing on the beach. It was pretty darned …
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  27. Weeds Are Rarely Weedy!


    Thursday 12 June, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    The term ‘weedy’ infers someone or something rather lame, small, inadequate… but mother nature hasn’t heard of that I guess. …
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  28. And Welcome Back Summer…


    Tuesday 10 June, 2014 by Uncle Spike

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  29. Let’s Cut The Grass!


    Thursday 05 June, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Farming chores are always ‘interesting’ by nature. Generally they involve some degree of physical effort, often over a few days, …
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  30. The Last Storm


    Thursday 29 May, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Summer has arrived! Not quite proper summer temps yet, just hovering around the 31-33 mark, or 90F. But give it …
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  31. Summer’s Coming Back


    Tuesday 15 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike


  32. Before Summer, And After…


    Friday 14 March, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    We don’t have the deep snow in winter that some of you guys see – in fact we’ve never seen …
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  33. Sun, Shade, Horns & Beards


    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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  34. Reminder Of Warmer Days…


    Thursday 12 December, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    For most of us in the Northern Hemisphere, we are now well into ‘winter’, whilst our friends in the Southern …
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  35. Our Seasons Are Changing


    Tuesday 17 September, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Summer has gone; long live Autumn! Only a few short days ago, we were still experiencing ‘summer’. Ok, so it …
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