Tag Archives: winter

  1. 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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  2. Flower Friday ~ Winter Grass

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    Friday 15 January, 2016 by Uncle Spike

  3. 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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  4. Bright winter’s day

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    Sunday 27 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Sparkling seas

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    Sunday 29 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    It’s a beautiful Sunday morn. The rains have passed. Left behind are sparkling seas. . .

  8. Last of the summer crops

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    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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  9. 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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  10. Weekly Photo Challenge: Off-Season (II)

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    Saturday 13 June, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s second entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge shows geraniums surviving an unexpected bout of snow at the seaside. Hope you …
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  11. Weekly Photo Challenge: Off-Season (I)

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    Friday 12 June, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s first entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is the wastage of clementines caused by a very rare and sudden cold …
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  12. Finding snow!

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    Tuesday 19 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Traveling between Ankara and Istanbul, back in late January, we came across… SNOW. Ok so I get that for many …
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  13. Weekly Photo Challenge: Intricate (II)

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    Saturday 02 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s second entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge shows us another intricate beauty left by nature, that of …
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  14. Orchard in bloom

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    Thursday 23 April, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    The citrus orchards are in full bloom right now. Whilst I can’t hear myself think for the noise of a …
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  15. Citrus tree health update

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    Wednesday 22 April, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Following the really cold snap of -5C (23F) we experienced for a few nights over winter, many of the fruit trees had …
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  16. Clouds rolling in the hills

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    Thursday 05 March, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Spring is here at last, or is it? We have sun, warmth, cold, rain, clouds; you name it. Won’t be …
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  17. I think I’m a duck…

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    Wednesday 25 February, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Running in and out all day between relentless storms to chop up large branches pruned from the large old olive …
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  18. Snow In The Hills

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    Saturday 21 February, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Very cold and windy these past few days, with much of the country freezing its bits off with ice and …
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  19. Waterfalls now ??

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    Thursday 12 February, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    The hills are starting to produce waterfalls where there are usually just dry rock faces. I just love the differences …
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  20. Red Sky at Night…

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    Wednesday 11 February, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    It’s been very cold and rainy all day, with snow in the hills and across much of Türkiye, but this …
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  21. Wordless Wednesday ~ Rocks meet Sky

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    Wednesday 11 February, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Clear winter skies showcase geological beauty

  22. Them Poor Lemon Trees

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    Tuesday 10 February, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    As I posted recently, we had a short sharp cold cold snap where temperatures dropped to -5C (23F) on a few nights, which is …
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  23. Winter Warmer

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    Tuesday 10 February, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    OUTSIDE:   Cold, Wet, Windy INDOORS:   Ahh…. bliss 🙂 . .

  24. A Spot of Winter Pruning

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    Friday 30 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Winter pruning is yet another long-lasting task to undertake on the farm, but I don’t mind it really, and it’s …
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  25. Iced Lemons?

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    Thursday 29 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Icy weather plays havoc with fruit farming, but the worst affected tend to be lemons I have found. Their internal …
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  26. Last of the Winter Citrus

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    Tuesday 27 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Citrus fruit are harvested in one of two seasons, depending on the variety. For example, we have lemon and orange …
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  27. Winter Storm Wastes Tonnes of Fruit

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    Saturday 24 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    As well as the damage that very cold weather can do to the trees and leaves, the fruit obviously suffers, …
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  28. Flower Friday – Colour in the Gloom

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    Friday 23 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This is my flower for this week. It was a dark winter’s day, but this lonesome bloom was determined to …
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  29. Ice Damaged Fruit Trees

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    Thursday 22 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    The problem with a cold snap, is that whilst it looks nice and wintry with snow in the mountains that …
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  30. Scenes of Winter

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    Saturday 17 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Still winter here…. and whilst ours is just a mix of cold and sun, cold nights and regular storms, I’ll …
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  31. We Have Snow !

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    Saturday 10 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Ok, so it’s ‘visible’ on our mountains, none this far down of course, but still… “We have snow!”… yikes, exciting …
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  32. Picking Time

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    Wednesday 07 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    It’s that time of year when there are tractors and trucks and workers everywhere – it’s fruit harvest time. . …
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  33. The Storm Is Over

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    Tuesday 06 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    All night and all the next day, the storm raged. Thunder for twenty-four hours, lightening on three sides. Enough rain …
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  34. Cold New Year? Rewind to Summer…

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    Thursday 01 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    It’s a very cold and soggy New Year here in southern Turkey this year. Mid-winter is generally sunny and dry, …
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  35. 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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  36. A few winter crops

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    Thursday 11 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Still warmish, hovering around the 16-18 mark (61-65F), so I know it’s probably gonna be a fight to get any …
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  37. Wordless Wednesday ~ Garden in Winter

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    Wednesday 10 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

  38. Late autumn remnants of summer

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    Monday 01 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Summer has definitely gone, and autumn is well and truly here, even bordering on winter (brrr…)  Like many parts of the Northern …
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  39. 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…

  40. Weekly Photo Challenge: Descent (IV)

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    Monday 03 November, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s fourth and probably final entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is one I took back in the winter …
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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. Some Winter Crops That Worked

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    Saturday 01 March, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Following my negative news post about the failure of some of the winter crops, we did have some luck this …
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  44. 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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  45. Wordless Wednesday ~ Ice Crystals

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    Wednesday 26 February, 2014 by Uncle Spike

  46. Hands Up For Goat Poo!!

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    Tuesday 25 February, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Mid to late February. Usually that means farming chores in good weather… and this year is no exception. For 10 …
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  47. 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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  48. 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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  49. Roses & Beds

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    Wednesday 22 January, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Following on from my recent post called Splittin’ & Moovin’ and the ever so originally thought of follow-up post named… More Splittin’ & …
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  50. …And They Always Follow…

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    Monday 20 January, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Working the garden this month. Every day I am digging. Every day I am chopping. Every day I am clearing. …
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