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

Weekly Photo Challenge: Monument

Yesterday we went to Xanthos, a historical site near Patara. A monument or two in this vicinity I can tell you!

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And look what’s growing underneath….

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A couple more….

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And sitting casually on a fallen column…..

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And finally….

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But I love this little blue beetle posing so nicely on this flower!

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That’s All!
See Ya xx

Following Wanton Wednesday, Thunderstruck Thursday!

For those of you awaiting round 2 of the Semi and Sade Serçe story…..
Oh dear, it hasn’t taken Semi Serçe long to lose interest in his lovely lady….
Something else has taken his interest…. Look…..

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Cheeky chap in the middle an’ all!

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And off without a backward glance!

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Poor Sade!

That’s All!
See ya xx

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Patterns

Today, from Turkey, I present you with part of the life cycle of a plant that is unknown to me!
But just look at its patterns……

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I have decided to call it The False Teeth Plant!

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Any flowers you see in the background of these photos are from the plant itself!

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And here’s the last one…..

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For anyone who wishes to see more entries, then visit Cee here…..

http://ceenphotography.com/fun-foto-challenge/

That’s All!
See Ya xx

Wild and Wanton Wednesday!

Well…has that got your attention?

So here in Turkey we have had a storm!

The mountains behind our villa looking a little wild with some snow on the top!

The mountains behind our villa looking a little wild with some snow on the top!

But I know you all really want to know about the ‘wanton’ bit! Well it’s those little sparrows…..or I Turkish ‘serçe’ pronounced sercheh. Before the storm there was no calm I can tell you!

Semi and Sade Serçe looking casual and almost unimpressed with each other!

Semi and Sade Serçe looking casual and almost unimpressed with each other!

Shows what I know about sparrows flirting behaviour!

Shows what I know about sparrows flirting behaviour!

The look on Sade's face makes me wonder how she is feeling!

The look on Sade’s face makes me wonder how she is feeling!

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Must be nearly over now eh?

Must be nearly over now eh?

Yep he's off!

Yep he’s off!

But within moments he’s back again…..

But you will have to come back tomorrow if you want to see more wild and wanton goings on!

Also as I am doing this on my ipad, I can tell you now that it is not as easy as on my mac so please forgive any mistakes!

That’s All!

See Ya xx

On Holiday in Turkey!

Here was my view this morning…..

Not bad eh?

Not bad eh?

And here are two characters maybe pleased to see us!! (I know I know they couldn’t care

less but I’m pretending!)

Sado the villa sparrow checking all's clear for his missis! (Can you see her little eye peeking out?)

Sado the villa sparrow checking all’s clear for his missis! (Can you see her little eye peeking out?)

Siyah the cat in ecstasy at our arrival!

Siyah the cat in ecstasy at our arrival!

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Our villa is over on the side bar if you wanted to have a look!

So glad to be on holiday!

That’s All!

See Ya xx