Tag Archives: weather

  1. 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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  2. Gotcha – Stopped that leak!

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    Sunday 31 January, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    Ok, hands up who’s ever owned a house and had a leaky ceiling at some point or other? Most of …
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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Wordless Wednesday ~ The Storm Has Passed

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    Wednesday 25 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Weekly Photo Challenge: Off-Season (IV)

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    Monday 15 June, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s fourth and probably final entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is a spot of southern Turkish summer rain …
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  10. Weekly Photo Challenge: Off-Season (III)

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    Sunday 14 June, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s third entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is a double rainbow taken from our farm in southwest Türkiye. …
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  11. A Pause In Summer…

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    Sunday 10 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Early summer it may be (for us), but Mother Nature has her own way of just reminding us who’s boss …
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  12. New Year’s Eve… then it’s 2015

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    Wednesday 31 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    So today sees the last remnants of the year 2014. Hmm, that flew by mighty quickly I have to say! …
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  13. Stormy Days of Winter

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    Tuesday 30 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Beautiful clear skies or fierce storms. That’s about as good a summary as you could make of our winter weather. …
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  14. REBLOG: State of Emergency

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    Tuesday 18 November, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Originally posted on Heaven On Earth:
    Friends, as of this writing, Lancaster, NY is in a state of emergency. We have at…

  15. Late Autumn Rain

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    Tuesday 18 November, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    September 20th – that’s the date set in our diary each year that usually signals the end of summer, and …
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  16. Summer Becomes Non-Summer

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    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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  17. Gotta Love Summer Storms

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    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. SPIKE WRITES: Sunny: 300+ Days a Year

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    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…

  19. SPIKE WRITES: Rain, My Turkish Delight

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    Saturday 09 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Originally posted on Green Lizard's Blog:
    a couple of days ago I spent a little time trying to unravel a photographic mystery.…

  20. Weekly Photo Challenge: Between (IV)

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    Tuesday 24 June, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s fourth and probably final entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is a wintry scene as tyre tracks have …
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  21. And Welcome Back Summer…

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    Tuesday 10 June, 2014 by Uncle Spike

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  22. The Last Storm

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    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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  23. The Sky Today

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    Tuesday 06 May, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    First this… 😦 Then this… 🙂 .

  24. I Love The Sound of Rainfall

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    Thursday 01 May, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    In a land where we have virtually no rain for months on end, I still enjoy the odd downpour. I …
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  25. Spot Of The Wet Stuff

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    Tuesday 29 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    April in south west Turkey is, like most places in the Northern Hemisphere, a period of seasonal change. Our combined autumn-winter-spring (or …
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  26. Storms n Clouds

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    Thursday 27 March, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Springtime storms still come and go They bring with them some stunning cloud formations But blue skies are never far …
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  27. A Storm Just Passed

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    Wednesday 05 March, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Spring it may be, but our mountain storms continue, albeit less regularly week on week. This past weekend was no …
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  28. Failed Winter Crops

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    Wednesday 26 February, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    In our veggie garden, we tend to concentrate on summer crops, such as various peppers, sweetcorn, and aubergines (eggplant). With …
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  29. February Swimmies This Year?

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    Tuesday 04 February, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    We usually manage to swim through until November, or late October at least. And one year we even managed to …
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  30. Expressive Skies

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    Saturday 01 February, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    I was just upstairs the other evening, making sure windows and curtains were closed as the day drew to a …
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  31. Reminder Of Warmer Days…

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    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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  32. Rain Rejuvenates : Veggies

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    Thursday 28 November, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Following on from the post: Rain Rejuvenates The Garden, I had a query about the rest of the farm… So …
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  33. Rain Rejuvenates : Orchard

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    Tuesday 26 November, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Following on from the post: Rain Rejuvenates The Garden, I had a query about the rest of the farm… As …
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  34. Rain Rejuvenates The Garden

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    Sunday 24 November, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    We love the extremes of weather here in south-west Turkey. Whilst we don’t go in for the cold stuff of …
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  35. Seasons A Little Confused

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    Tuesday 05 November, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    So it’s early November. Even for southern Turkey, this is well into autumn, and whilst we are used to seeing …
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  36. Powerful Skies

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    Sunday 13 October, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    . I love taking photos from our top floor sun terrace. The evening skies can be quite awe inspiring at …
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  37. That’s What I Call A Cloud

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    Sunday 06 October, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    This is the season when we see clouds in the sky… It’s not such a stupid statement, as they don’t …
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  38. Calm After The Storm

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    Wednesday 02 October, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Calmer skies returned this afternoon. . We have a working phone line, electricity and internet. My efforts at road repairs …
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  39. Autumn Arrived – With a BANG!

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    Wednesday 02 October, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    And so there we have it… the first BIG storm of autumn!! Recently it’s been sunny and warm every day, …
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  40. Eek – Clouds!

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    Monday 02 September, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    “Turned Out Nice Again” That is my handle, my repetitive daily motto if you like and something that I spout …
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