A Turkish Year

It is now five and half years since we came to the valley and my image library grows increasingly huge with each passing month – thank God for huge back up drives!

You learn a lot by living here for five years, you learn what matters and what doesn’t, how to make a life here work comfortably through blazing summers and sharp sudden winters, you learn to wend your way through the rules without having your brain implode and you learn to fit yourself into the brilliant fractured mosaic of life here.

It is all about learning to live here and it takes a while, and whilst you learn the year turns around you and supports you and sometimes dazzles you in its seasonal excesses.

This is my Turkish year, and I could have chosen a hundred different pictures for each month, but these twelve pictures sum up the valley and nature turning.