Monday, June 29, 2009

Sunflower on the road

This is a main road sidewalk, everywhere are asphalt and concrete. Sunflower find a place itself for grew up. That is the nature's power against human.

Friday, June 26, 2009


He is collecting his nets in the morning hopefully.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Cyclists in the hot weather.

Cyclists give the rest for water, weather was so hot about 38 degrees C. They find a fountain but dried below an old plane-tree. There was a empty new road that closed to the traffic. Have a nice training day!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Car Carrier

There is a car factory -Ford- in my city. A car carrier is waiting for loading cars by the factory pier.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Expanded Roads

They are working to expand roads for motor-vehicle. For what? We will do more speed and fill the roads more cars. Nature are killed but who cares ?

Monday, June 22, 2009

Arifiye Train Station

When I was waiting my delayed train to come to the station in Arifiye. I shot this colorful wagoons.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Skywatch Friday

I took this photo in sunset from hills about 500 mtrs hight. You can see gulf of İzmit far away.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Chestnut Tree

Chestnut tree is normally a forest tree. But human pressure continues for forestless. For this reason this tree is lonely. Anyway we are waiting to eat for delicious chestnut.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

''S''ummer walking

There is about 5 km walking and riding bike road in my city. I thing it is right road to walking hand in hand.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

What a luxury life !

I do bike exercise almost everyday in the summer days. Especially I go up to the hills near the our village. Yesterday I saw this interesting cottage with king armchairs!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Daily bike tour

I went our neighbor city (Yalova) by my bike and came back same way. My trip is totally 125 km. Weather was too hot. I tried to rest under a old plane tree's shadow.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

From hillside

We went to the top of hill near my house for sightseeing. There is a restaurant over there about 300 mts hight. My wife put her feet to the fences and watch to relaxing scenery.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Cherry tree in our garden

We have a small garden with many trees. Cherry, sourcherry, walnut, apple, linden, pear, plum, quince... I planted all for ten years, young trees. I never use chemical fertilizer and pesticides. All organics. They taste and smell nice!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Refinery skywatch

There is a ugly refinery(always smoky) at the coast Gulf of İzmit. My region is a big industrial area of Turkey for this reason is the most populatoin of the country.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Fishing boats

Turkish style wooden boats are made by hands and wood. It is very strong boats.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

What photo are they taking ?

These photo club mates are taking this jellyfish below. This colorful creature comes from other sea. There were not any jellyfish like this but now there are a lot in Marmara sea(inland sea) because of sea pollution.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Old things

This shot is from a village's house garden. The old wooden wheel and big earthenware jar are used many years ago. The old jar used for stored some olive oil. Nowadays they are idle in a garden arrangement.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Unemployed or fisher

He tries to fish, may be for nothing all day. He said that he tries to kill free time. Reality, he has no job due to economic crisis. Hard times.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Old Beech tree

I think this is one of the largest and oldest forest tree in my town. I don't know its age but It must be many century. It is near the Kirazdere river which feed the Kirazdere(Yuvacık) Dam. We supply fresh water from this dam. Click on photo to see details. It is spectacular, isn't it?

Monday, June 1, 2009

Uninvited guests

These ducklings belong to our next door we saw in our garden this morning. They were wandering and eating snails. They are so cute. We thank them to clean snails in the garden.

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