Tag Archives: turkey

  1. 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)

  2. Weekly Photo Challenge: Life Imitates Art (I)

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    Friday 12 February, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    My first entry for the Weekly Photo Challenge is an image taken last summer in the northern Turkish province of Edirne, with …
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  3. Ankara’s Pigeons

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    Thursday 11 February, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    Thought I’d have a go at capturing on film (or whatever you call it these days) some rather cold pigeons …
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  4. Weekly Photo Challenge: Time (III)

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    Sunday 07 February, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s third Weekly Photo Challenge entry was taken in the ancient city of Hierapolis, near the Turkish city of Denizli.  …
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  5. Maya once more…

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    Sunday 07 February, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    Playing in the snow in the Anatolian Plateau is fun. Like any kid, Maya, an eight-year old Turkish pianist I met, …
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  6. Weekly Photo Challenge: Time (II)

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    Saturday 06 February, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s second Weekly Photo Challenge is perhaps a little different, but the aim was to show the ‘passing’ of …
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  7. Weekly Photo Challenge: Time (I)

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    Friday 05 February, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s first entry for the Time theme for this Weekly Photo Challenge is a clock in the middle of a roundabout …
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  8. Weekly Photo Challenge: Vibrant (IV)

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    Monday 01 February, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    My final Weekly Photo Challenge entry is from closer to home, and was taken here is southwest Türkiye. I just loved …
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  9. Defiance: Frisked before prayers

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    Saturday 30 January, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    Yesterday I took my son to the huge Kocatepe Mosque in downtown Ankara. It was his first time there, and …
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  10. Ilhara Gorge, Cappadocia, Türkiye

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    Thursday 28 January, 2016 by Uncle Spike

  11. SPIKE WRITES: It’s Brian from the Orange Grove

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    Sunday 24 January, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    Originally posted on Gill McGrath:
    The boy is back! “All Growed Up” Meet the talking bird from Turkey The bird who…

  12. Weekly Photo Challenge: Optimistic (I)

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    Friday 22 January, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    I try to remain optimistic in life; always have. Life is a journey and for me it has been full …
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  13. 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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  14. Got no permission?

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    Saturday 16 January, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    I passed this hotel back in the late summer. All was not what it seemed…. I wondered – Where were …
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  15. Flower Friday ~ Winter Grass

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    Friday 15 January, 2016 by Uncle Spike

  16. Wordless Wednesday ~ Waiting for the bus

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    Wednesday 13 January, 2016 by Uncle Spike

  17. Sad times

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    Tuesday 12 January, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    Today, another fatal bombing within our borders; taking the total lives lost over 200 in a couple of years. Add that …
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  18. Cute baby dragon or what?

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    Tuesday 12 January, 2016 by Uncle Spike

  19. Weekly Photo Challenge: Weight(less) (II)

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    Saturday 09 January, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    My second bash at Weekly Photo Challenge is pretty much the opposite to my first; this one considering the ‘weightless’ angle with …
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  20. Weekly Photo Challenge: Weight(less) (I)

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    Friday 08 January, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s first entry from me for Weekly Photo Challenge uses an image I’ve posted before, but what a great example …
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  21. Flower Friday ~ Flags & Flowers

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    Friday 08 January, 2016 by Uncle Spike

  22. Lemons, just a few

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    Thursday 07 January, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    Following the disaster of last January, when our big freeze wiped out all the lemons, killing one decent sized fruit-producing …
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  23. 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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  24. Wot No Cabbages?

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    Wednesday 06 January, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    The sudden cold snap (aka, winter) dissipated after five-six days, and we are back to mild weather, with a mix …
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  25. Kumquat success

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    Tuesday 05 January, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    Whilst many crops have not favoured the weird weather of 2015, the humble little kumquat tree seems to be as …
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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. Maya’s back….

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    Sunday 03 January, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    Young Maya, the cheeky little eight year old pianist I met from Türkiye is progressing pretty well, tinkling the ivories …
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  29. Only through our own humanity…

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    Saturday 02 January, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    My prayers are for an end to the conflict in Syria. Enough families have paid the price. A good friend …
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  30. Blogging Year 2015

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    Thursday 31 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Like many of you, 2015 has been an extremely busy year for us. The sad knock-on effect is that the …
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  31. Our New Year’s tree

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    Wednesday 30 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Last night saw us decorate our little New Year’s tree, and place some coloured lights around our salon (that’s the lounge, …
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  32. Wordless Wednesday ~ Juicy Pomelo

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    Wednesday 30 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  33. Weekly Photo Challenge: Now (IV)

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    Tuesday 29 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    My fourth Weekly Photo Challenge entry for “Now” is me trying to catch some rather quick young chooks 🙂 Hope …
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  34. The occluded sun

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    Tuesday 29 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  35. Bright winter’s day

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    Sunday 27 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  36. Weekly Photo Challenge: Now (II)

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    Saturday 26 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    My second bash at the Weekly Photo Challenge is very much “now” for us, with winter fruit picking upon us, here on …
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  37. Autumn colours, in Winter

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    Saturday 26 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    It’s officially past mid-winter…. yeah right! Our trees are only just shedding their leaves, as our weird weather continues unabated …
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  38. Weekly Photo Challenge: Now (I)

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    Friday 25 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    How about this for my “now” entry for the Weekly Photo Challenge? It’s finally autumn here in southwest Türkiye, and …
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  39. Weekly Photo Challenge: Gathering (IV)

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    Wednesday 23 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s final entry for the Weekly Photo Challenge is one taken here on the farm – a gathering of small …
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  40. Wordless Wednesday ~ Monster?

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    Wednesday 23 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  41. Late afternoon at the shore

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    Tuesday 22 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  42. Weekly Photo Challenge: Gathering (III)

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    Tuesday 22 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    My third entry for the Weekly Photo Challenge is a gathering at the treehouse! Hope you enjoy this entry. . . The first …
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  43. TCDD – Turkish State Railways

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    Sunday 20 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This is the rather impressive and fairly imposing symbol of TCDD, the Turkish State Railway. I just found it interesting for …
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  44. Star Wars VII – Our Trip (no spoilers)

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    Saturday 19 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    So we did it… Late Thursday we made the trek to the big city (ish) to lay rest to the …
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  45. Basmane Station

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    Thursday 17 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This is the Basmane (pronounced: Bas-Mah-Nay) train station or terminal, located in the city of İzmir, on the western shores …
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  46. Nature’s monuments

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    Thursday 17 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  47. Nerd time here at last…

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    Wednesday 16 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Sorry to all those expecting to see scenic shots of mountains, some global travels, farming life, flowers or even Turkish …
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  48. Trees where we walk

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    Tuesday 15 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Our pavements, or sidewalks, depending on your locality, are really much use for actually, err, walking on. There are often huge …
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  49. Sunset ~ Moonrise

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    Tuesday 15 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Sometimes mummy nature dishes out some stunning effects for us mortals to witness. The photography isn’t brilliant I’m afraid here; …
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  50. Macro Monday: Softness

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    Monday 14 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    . We have a fair amount of these grasses dotted around the ‘house garden’ on the farm. Each year I …
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