Tag Archives: turkey

  1. Karma – A Childhood Lesson

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    Tuesday 28 February, 2017 by Uncle Spike

    This is a true tale that happened within the last hour. It is perhaps small and maybe insignificant to some, …
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  2. Our Silence

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    Thursday 08 December, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    Time has marched on; Many things have changed in our world; Perhaps more so here in Turkey and the Middle …
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  3. Pastures New…

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    Saturday 14 May, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    I set out three years ago knowing diddly-squat about blogging, or even what a blog to be honest (seriously), and now …
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  4. Flower Friday ~ Last peach blossoms

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    Friday 06 May, 2016 by Uncle Spike

  5. How to tie up your fishing boat!

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    Tuesday 03 May, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    At the end of that rope, which is very very long, is a small fishing boat. A storm was expected, …
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  6. Bonzo’s stressful few days

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    Sunday 01 May, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    This is Bonzo. He’s our farm dog, security guard, alarm clock, waste disposal system, and all round entertainer of visitors (albeit …
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  7. Weekly Photo Challenge: Admiration (II)

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    Saturday 30 April, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    My second entry for the Weekly Photo Challenge for ‘Admiration’ is about those most dedicated of the armed services who perform their …
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  8. Weekly Photo Challenge: Admiration (I)

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    Friday 29 April, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    My immediate thought upon seeing this week’s theme of ‘admiration’ went to young Maya, an eight-year old pianist we know of …
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  9. Grass/weed cutting time

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    Monday 25 April, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    Very soon I’ll be heaving the gas powered grass cutter onto my back for two solid days of tackling the …
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  10. Çocuk Bayramınız Kutlu Olsun – Children’s Day

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    Saturday 23 April, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    On April 23, 1929, upon Atatürk’s proposal, the Turkish Grand National Assembly decreed April 23 as a national holiday dedicated …
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  11. Flower Friday ~ Double Pink

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    Friday 22 April, 2016 by Uncle Spike

  12. Last of the winter veg

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    Sunday 17 April, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    Temps are a climbing… up to the early 30s again now (that’s touching 90F), so time to rip up the …
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  13. Weekly Photo Challenge: Dinnertime (I)

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    Friday 15 April, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    My first Weekly Photo Challenge image for the theme “Dinnertime” is a bowl of yummy traditionally prepared Turkish spinach. If …
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  14. 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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  15. Throwback Thursday: Our Village

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    Thursday 14 April, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    For Throwback Thursday this week, here’s a post from February 2014, which was the first in a series of three about …
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  16. Macro Monday: Bees in the orchard

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    Monday 11 April, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    Time for another Macro Monday…. and for this week we have a shot taken by a friend of ours who …
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  17. Weekly Photo Challenge: Future (I)

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    Friday 08 April, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    My first Weekly Photo Challenge idea of the ‘future’ shows a broad bean plant having just is poked through after …
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  18. Weekly Photo Challenge: Landscape (II)

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    Saturday 02 April, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s second Weekly Photo Challenge is another from here in Türkiye, taken in rural Konya, in central Anatolia. Hope you …
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  19. Weekly Photo Challenge: Landscape (I)

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    Friday 01 April, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    My first Weekly Photo Challenge challenge is from here in Türkiye, from Kapadokya, or Cappadocia as you may probably know it. Hope you …
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  20. Flower Friday ~ Blossom; never enough

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    Friday 01 April, 2016 by Uncle Spike

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  21. Earthquake territory

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    Tuesday 29 March, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    Like many of our ancient ruins, Knidos has suffered from severe earthquakes over the centuries. In fact, it lies smack …
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  22. Macro Monday: First Apricot

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    Monday 28 March, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    Not very clear I’m afraid, but this was taken a couple of weeks back, and was the very first apricot …
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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. One place; two harbours in two seas

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    Thursday 24 March, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    Knidos is located at the very tip of the Datça Peninsula on the western coast of the modern Republic of …
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  26. We are still alive and we are kicking ! ! !

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    Tuesday 22 March, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    Yet again I write with sadness at the senseless cruelty from our own species. Brussels has today become the latest …
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  27. Blue Skies of Springtime

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    Monday 21 March, 2016 by Uncle Spike

  28. Weekly Photo Challenge: Dance (I)

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    Friday 18 March, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    My first entry for the Weekly Photo Challenge is a mural of a dancing man spotted on a wall in the backstreets of …
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  29. 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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  30. Wordless Wednesday ~ Broken

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    Wednesday 16 March, 2016 by Uncle Spike

  31. Ankara

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    Wednesday 16 March, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    For those who consider this part of the world some war torn dung-heap slum of rabble-rousing mobs who deserve nothing …
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  32. Weekly Photo Challenge: One Love (II)

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    Tuesday 15 March, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    My second Weekly Photo Challenge entry is all about my one love, food 🙂 We grow a fair amount of our …
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  33. Macro Monday: Plum blossom in the rain

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    Monday 14 March, 2016 by Uncle Spike

  34. More bodies where I sat only recently

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    Sunday 13 March, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    Less than a month after the last large scale suicide bombing in our capital, at least 37 residents of Ankara have tonight …
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  35. Broccoli plants

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    Saturday 12 March, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    A little while ago we saw these beautiful flowers, and Joanne from My Life Lived Full mentioned wanting to see …
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  36. Flower Friday ~ More Apricot Blossom

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    Friday 11 March, 2016 by Uncle Spike

  37. Wordless Wednesday ~ Knidos Harbour

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    Wednesday 09 March, 2016 by Uncle Spike

  38. Macro Monday: Young Iguana

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    Monday 07 March, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    Found this young fella in one of the orange trees close to the house the other day. Not often do …
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  39. Flower Friday ~ Wild beauty

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    Friday 04 March, 2016 by Uncle Spike

  40. Not all days start with a smile

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    Thursday 03 March, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    Here’s a lovely bright springtime picture from here on the farm. Unfortunately my day wasn’t quite the same. Talk about …
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  41. Wordless Wednesday ~ We love our flags…

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    Wednesday 02 March, 2016 by Uncle Spike

  42. Macro Monday: Broccoli Flowers

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    Monday 29 February, 2016 by Uncle Spike

  43. Cabbages…. my five year wait is over

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    Sunday 28 February, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    Never had a lot of luck or the right weather conditions for cabbages, but finally, I have some – yay! …
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  44. Weekly Photo Challenge: State of Mind (I)

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    Friday 26 February, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    For many weeks now it’s been hard work all the way; up at 0600, bed at 0130 the next day. …
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  45. 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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  46. Weekly Photo Challenge: Seasons (IV)

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    Thursday 25 February, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s fourth and entry for the Weekly Photo Challenge shows how the farm is inbetwixt (love that word) seasons, …
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  47. Weekly Photo Challenge: Seasons (III)

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    Tuesday 23 February, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s third entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is the start of the seasonal burn-up after winter. All 250 trees …
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  48. Weekly Photo Challenge: Seasons (II)

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    Monday 22 February, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s second entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge shows our springtime stream through the village. Thankfully it’s no …
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  49. Something simple from the freezer

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    Sunday 21 February, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    With three freezers full of homegrown produce, it’s a pretty regular occurrence that I delve into their depths with not …
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  50. 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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