Round

Both Ailsa Where’s My Backpack and Sue from A Word in your Ear have chosen “Round” for their respective challenges!

So here is my entry….

You've heard of a 'round robin'!

You’ve heard of a ’round robin’!

 

A souped up stair case in the Sagrada Familia!

A souped up stair case in the Sagrada Familia!

 

Physalis alkekengi, also known as Chinese Lantern>

Physalis alkekengi, also known as Chinese Lantern.

 

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Oman

Oman

 

Istanbullian Peacock!

Istanbullian Peacock!

 

Ivy

Ivy

 

Fern

Fern

 

Balls!

Balls!

 

Splish splash splosh!

Splish splash splosh!

 

Ribbeting!

Ribbeting!

 

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Super sunflower!

Super sunflower!

 

Norfolk sunset.

Norfolk sunset.

 

Moss off my roof!

Moss off my roof!

 

Woody nightshade berries!

Woody nightshade berries!

 

An orange tree in strange light in Turkey.

An orange tree in strange light in Turkey.

 

Part of the archaeological dig at Patara, Turkey.

Part of the archaeological dig at Patara, Turkey.

 

That’s All!

See Ya xx

Weekly Photo Challenge: On Top 3

This week the challenge is ‘On Top’ and here’s where you can find out about it….

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/on-top/

These saucy young terrapins were frolicking in a pond in Istanbul!!

Here, starting on the left and moving clockwise around the picture, are Tia Terrapin, Tetley Terrapin and Trier Terrapin!

Here, starting on the left and moving clockwise around the picture, are Tia Terrapin, Tetley Terrapin and Trier Terrapin!

 

Looks like Tia Terrapin has caught the eye of Trier Terrapin!

Looks like Tia Terrapin has caught the eye of Trier Terrapin!

 

Aha! I was right!!

Aha! I was right!!

 

I'm sure you can see why I've put it in for this challenge!

I’m sure you can see why I’ve put it in for this challenge!

 

That’s All!

See Ya xx

Weekly Photo Challenge: On Top 2

When we visited Kas in Turkey (Which is pronounced Kash and should have a little thingy under the ‘s’ but my computer doesn’t seem to have one), we went to see the amphitheatre…..

The view to the top!

The view to the top!

The view from the top!

The view from the top!

But on the way up we saw this beautiful Jay whose proper title is Garrulus glandarius!

There he is-Jay the Jay!!

There he is-Jay the Jay!!

Jay the Jay spots me!!

Jay the Jay spots me!!

 

And decided his only option is to…..

And decided his only option is to…..

POSE!!

….POSE!!

Jay the Jay stays up there on top of the tree, then flies to another tree…..

for some more…..

posing!!

Jay the Jay wanted me to tell him which was his best side….this one or…..

Jay the Jay wanted me to tell him which was his best side….this one or…..

 

….this!

….this!

Look at this flash of blue….

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I couldn’t say which was his best side as I just thought he was beautiful all over!

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"Enough photos now!" dictated Jay the Jay as he prepared to fly off!

“Enough photos now!” dictated Jay the Jay as he prepared to fly off!

If you want to join in the challenge -it can be a feeling, a perspective, or a physical location — share a photo that says “On Top.”

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/on-top/

That’s All!

See Ya xx

Weekly Photo Challenge: On Top

Whilst on holiday in Turkey, we went to a village called Girmeler which has some Thermal Springs. Should you go into the deep down Thermal Spring let me tell you, you will smell of sulphur for a good few days!

But on to the subject of ‘On Top’! Also in the village are caves which are alleged to have been where Alexander the Great and his army hid in troubled times!

You can see a hut at the bottom of this picture which will show you just how big the entrance is!

You can see a hut at the bottom of this picture which will show you just how big the entrance is!

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But it is when you are inside that it is most amazing…..we were told to look up to the ‘top’ of the cave and this is what we saw….

 

Now….could it be that Alexander the Great is haunting the cave?????

Now….could it be that Alexander the Great is haunting the cave?????

This effect is from water dripping down from the top of the cave.

Not just one ghostly face….

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But two….

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And all on the top of the possible cave hide out of Alexander the Great in Girmeler, Turkey!

Visit Weekly Photo Challenge: On Top for more posts on this subject!

Spooky!!

That’s All!

See Ya xx

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Shiny

Oh how I love ‘shiny’!

Shiny things always pull my eyes! It’s a bit of a joke in my house!!

Anyway, just arrived back from Turkey holiday and wanted to show you my beautiful shiny beetles!

Take the Turkish poppy…..shiny? A bit…..but not shiny enough!

Take the Turkish poppy…..shiny? A bit…..but not shiny enough!

But look at what was inside the next poppy…which must have been somewhat tasty judging by the kerfuffle going on inside…..

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Let me introduce you to Eulasia Papavaris (and his friends!)

Now if Goldie in the middle there ain't shiny, the I don't know what is!

Now if Goldie in the middle there ain’t shiny, then I don’t know what is!

 

Goldie, Greeny and Pinky head make a cosy threesome of shine!

Goldie, Greeny and Pinky-head make a cosy threesome of shine!

 

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Ay oop! Is that five of them now?

Ay oop! Is that five of them now?

 

Must be very exciting in that poppy head!

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They are also known as bumble bee scarab beetles!

I think they're lined up ready to find another poppy!

I think they’re lined up ready to find another poppy!

Yep….I’m satisfied with my shiny entry on Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Shiny.

That’s All!

See Ya xx

Weekly Photo Challenge: Monument

About 2 miles from our villa in Turkey is Tlos which is an ancient ruin built incredibly high in the mountains…..how the people ever got up there without a car I just can’t imagine!!

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These sarcophagi are a monument to the people who lived here…

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This photo is of the fort on the top with tombs underneath….

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You have to wonder how they got to these tombs…..

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What a view from the top!

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That’s All!
See Ya xx

Macro Monday

Being here in Turkey on holiday, I nearly forgot about Macro Monday! Quelle horreur!! However I do, of course, have a few shots à la macro……

These are some rather gorgeous spiky plants at Patara archaeological site…

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And a macro mystery. These little buzzy beasties were flying around joined together in a push me pull you sort of way. I watched for a while, then they landed and I swooped in, camera at the ready. I have no idea what they are (though I do know what they were doing!).

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Just before a visit to a thermal springs cave deep underground, my trusty camera and I saw this little chap……
“Ah Inglezi woman” he cricketed, “it will be hard to get rid of the smell of sulphur if you go down that gorge underground!”
And he was right about the thermal sulphur stinking crack in the ground hot water spring….2 days later and still with an aroma of sulphur hanging about!

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That’s All
See Ya xx

Just Lovely Things For You!

It’s my friend’s birthday, she whom I call A the Pay! She is very very dear to me and so these photos are for her….though if anyone else gets pleasure from them, then I am very happy!
These flowers are singing to the sea!

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Happy Birthday A the Pay!!
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That’s All!
See Ya xx