Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Village Photos

Our village has it's own Facebook page, which is where I often go to borrow photos for my blog.  Here are a few more for you:

What did I tell you about washing machines proudly displayed on balconies and terraces?  Just look at this one with the mangle on top!!

A peaceful day with the chickens

We have loads of tortoises in our village. Last year I discovered 5 baby tortoises in our garden with their mother.

Lots of storks too.  I just love the way they build their nests.

Collecting kindling for the wood burning stove.

17 comments:

  1. Love the village photos, actually my Mom's mangle washer was on our back porch when I was a kid! So how do I get to your village Facebook page, I'd like to "like" them!

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    1. Unfortunately you can't Theanne, because it's a closed page to villagers only..sorry x

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  2. Great pictures Ayak, We probably all remember washing machines like that, but as distant memories...its also interesting that despite its age, its still working ( but then I recall you said in your post that sometimes people put them on the porch just for show). Lets hope that one is still working. J x

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    1. Janice, I wonder if it is still working..maybe not. Our neighbour, who we passed our old machine to, still has it proudly displayed outside, and no sıgn of getting it repaired!

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  3. My mother's first washing machine was a twintub, but my mother-in-law had one like that with a mange on top, Ayak.

    As for storks on the telegraph posts and tortoises in the undergrowth =- it's photos like this which bring home how very different your surroundings are from mine. :-)

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    1. I love to watch the storks Perpetua, and I also love the way there are tortoises all over the village wandering free, hibernating, having their babies. My little dog Poppy likes to play with the baby tortoises. She gently picks them up in her mouth and brings them into the house. She has been known to deposit one on my bed! I always remove them and put them as far away from Poppy as possible, but they keep coming back for more..so obviously they don't mind!

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  4. Great photo's Ayak...so colourful. Love the lil' woman with the chickens. I think if I had room I would probably get a hen house, love chickens and roosters.
    The stork brings me back to some memories, they always told me that I was brought over by a stork to my parents home when I was a lil' kid. :-) I guess I believed it.
    The tortoise would freak me out as I only see squirrels and raccoons in my garden.
    Despite the old dilapidated age of the washer they still manage to display it on the front veranda.....shows different ways of life.
    Thanks for sharing this post....enjoyed it immensely.I love visiting those lil' villages when we go to Turkey.
    Soooo foggy here, hope the sun makes an appearance..... have a great day!!!

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    1. We've seriously considered keeping chickens Erica, but firstly Beki barks like mad when she sees chickens and when they occasionally come into our garden she chases them, so it's not a good idea. Secondly, everyone has chickens here, they all wander around the village and I'll never understand how they know who they belong to. I'm afraid that would worry me a bit x

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  5. That was lovely to see the people and your surroundings and I loved the baby tortoise story. No need to buy pets when they are there for free!
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

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    1. The baby tortoises are lovely Maggie, but as I mentioned to Perpetua, Poppy thinks they are for playing with. Of course I watch her closely, and she is very gentle. None of them have come to any harm! Poppy has three small fluffy animals that we call her babies. When I say "where are your babies?" she immediately finds them and puts them in her bed. Maybe she thinks the tortoises are her babies too. (Or maybe I've just got a vivid imagination lol)

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  6. Hi Ayak! Love the fact that yr village has its own FB page!! How did that come about? I wonder who started it? We are now in our own village of Assos so I know only too well how there is a photo around every corner! Take care xxx

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    1. Hi Claudia. I'm not sure how or who started the page, but I came across it quite by accident about a year ago. I love it mainly for the photos x

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  7. Lol to that stork ad you wonder why your connection keeps dropping!

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    1. Do you know, I didn't think of that!

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  8. I would have never thought of turtles.

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