Claire's Blog

  • 03/02/2019
    Winter sunrise

    A last night on the land during the semester break.  Time in our neighbouring village, with women and chldren - some who'd painted eggs with me 12 years ago.  

  • 21/01/2019
    Slip sliding n freezing

    Patches of snow on the northern sections of slopes highlight the landscape.  The car skids on village roads flooded with melt water.  Monday morning a sprinkling of fine snow granules 

  • 30/12/2018
    Snowy last Sunday

    How snow transforms - on all scales.  Cold, damp, white... obviously.  Stop and watch how light has changed, water finds a way, soil shapes as it soaks up melting snow.  Traces of recent past, anticipating possible futures

  • 02/12/2018
    If 25 years ago

    Had I been told when I first moved to Turkey (2.12.1993) that I'd celebrate 25 years mucking out chickens, preparing worm food and playing multiplication cubes with a shepherd's daughter, I'd have been "dead chuffed" (extremely happy)!

  • 21/10/2018
    Steady rain, deeper understanding, shooting

    British rain gets us talking about our aims 

    Later cameras come out to catch bites of life and thoughts.  

  • 07/10/2018
    Changing variables

    Temperatures drop as autumn creeps in.  How with the railway trough (the horizontal portion of the viaduct) affect the land 90m below?  

  • 30/09/2018

    Nature heals, after the cold hit a little too hard last Wednesday.  

  • 26/09/2018
    Harvest Moon

    9 us celebrated the full moon closest to the autumn equinox with Cantonese Moon Cakes - Thanks, Yvonne!  Most left well before sunrise for class registration.  3 of us froze in the sudden temperature drop.  

  • 23/09/2018
    Equinox art

    As the earth slips into shorter days, energies flow...

  • 19/09/2018
    Chicken sounds

    What do the different sounds our chickens make mean?  A sort of whistle...