Friday, December 25, 2009

A Blackbird in our neighbourhood

The Blackbird is the most common bird in the Netherlands. It is estimated that there are around 3.5 million of them. They say that it is even more common than the House Sparrow!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Christmas tree ornaments

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Candle light

Thursday, October 29, 2009


Last weekend we walked in the woods. It was so great with all those leaves under your feet and hearing their rustle.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Herbs and Spices

We, Turks, are great fans of culinary spices. Cinnamon, bay leaf, nutmeg, pepper, peppermint, paprika and sesame seeds are some of our favorites. Istanbul is also famous with its Spice Market. Most of the tourists go there to buy and see the diversity. People can find numerous colors and flavors over there.

However, when it's about herbs I dont't see the same diversity. Parsley, dill, mint, spring onion and rucola are must-haves in Turkish cuisine but we don't have thyme, chives, rosemary, coriander, and others. Perhaps it's because Turkish cuisine isn't suitable for them. One way or another, they're very healthy and I love almost all of them. They cheer up my dishes.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


Ivies from my backyard.

Sunday, September 6, 2009


Oooo summer! Lovely summer. I miss you a lot.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Hiding berry

We just bought a new bike to my daughter last week. She is crazy about it. She wants to bike all the time. As long as the weather lets us, we take her to biking. I thought this would be a great opportunity for me to shoot as much as possible while she's biking. I'm an amateur photogragher, I almost carry my Nikon to everywhere. But most of the times I can't get any good pictures. But somehow this time my daughters' biking trip brought me some good luck and I took some good shots. At least I feel so...