Kayaköy In February – A Photo

From last Friday’s photo of a snowy, winter scene in the mountains above the village of Nif, we’re coming a little closer to sea-level for this week’s Friday photo, and with it, showing the gulf of difference between the February winter scenery around Fethiye.

As far as the weather is concerned, it’s not been a great start to 2012. Heavy rain and thunderstorms have prevailed over the bright, sunny days. But at least today, the sky is blue and, for the moment, there’s not a cloud to be seen…which means today’s photo doesn’t look so out of place.

Calf in Kayaköy Near Fethiye
A February calf in Kayaköy

At this time of year, we’re usually taking off and doing small treks around the Fethiye area, making the most of the crisp air and gentle heat of the sun. As yet, that’s not happened in 2012, but this time last year we did the trek from Kayaköy to Af Kule and got some great photos.

This photo isn’t from that day. This photo is two years old and I took it on a sunny, February day when a few of us set off to do the hike from Fethiye to Kayaköy. We were heading downhill towards Belen, the hillsides were covered in lush greenery and the spring daisies and Peacock Anemones were peeping through.

Even if it might have been a little too early to feel like this, with the flowered meadows of Kayaköy and just the cutest calf nestled in amongst the daisies, we couldn’t help but feel our spirits lift, sensing that the worst of winter was over and spring was most definitely springing into action.

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  1. I want to be that cow in that moment, it looks idyllic.

  2. @ Cally: We love this photo because the calf is just so cute. It looks really contented, doesn’t it?

  3. Looks a happy cow that one. If I were to guess where that photo was taken, I would say somewhere in the Alps. Just goes to show the diversity of Turkey’s climate and landscape, doesn’t it…

  4. @ Sophie: I was trying to think what the scene reminded me of and couldn’t. Now I know. A scene from Heidi! Very Alpine. 🙂

  5. I could happily live with a few thunder storms if we had that kind of February weather occasionally.

  6. @ Mette: Yeah, the thunderstorms are interesting in themselves. We’ve just not had many in between days this year where we can escape for a bit of a wander.

  7. really a lovely site! Just makes me want to curl up too 🙂

  8. @ Anjuli: Really cute and peaceful isn’t it? Hopefully, the weather will be more like that again soon and we’ll see some other baby animals. 🙂

  9. We’re having such a mild winter, I’m not sure it’s winter – your description is simply lovely!

  10. Kaya Koyu Walker says

    You’re making me jealous again !

  11. @ Belinda: And we’re suffering a cold, wet winter. What’s going on in this world at the moment? 🙂

    @ Kaya Koyu Walker: Sorry. You’ve got to admit it’s a cute photo though. Couldn’t resist. 🙂

  12. Aw I remember this little calf on the walk, how beautiful and he wasn’t a bit frightened of us. :)))

  13. @ Jan: It was lovely wasn’t it? And the big cow and the chickens were great too but this calf was definitely the cutest. 🙂

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