It's about time we had a Fethiye photo that was actually taken in Fethiye. Last week, we were in Çalış, sampling the delightful meze dish known as şakşuka and the week before we were even further afield, standing on the edge of the road from Ölü Deniz to Faralya. It was a beautiful sunset, though, so we just had to show it.
For this week's photo, we're back at one of our favourite haunts in Fethiye, the Sundial Hotel. In the past, we've shown photos of the amazing views over Fethiye and even done a series of photos on the sundials at the Sundial. Well, today we're in the garden.
Fethiye in bloom - a Sundial sunflowerEach shot in this Fethiye photo series has to be taken in the current month. We've just hit August, and when I scanned through my photo archives from August 2011 and 2010, this is the photo that jumped out. Do you like our Facebook page? If so, you may have seen a sunflower photo on there this week. That was taken on the same day as this one.
There's something about sunflowers. They're bright, fresh and cheerful and it was a beautiful display of them at the Sundial, this time last summer. This summer, the concentration has been more on their new vegetable patch - vegetables to be used for the meals in the restaurant. We'll get photos of that next time we're up there.
For now though, if the weather isn't too great where you are, we hope this sunflower cheers you up and brings a burst of colour to your otherwise cloudy day. And for those of you who have been sweltering in the Turkish summer heat, if you're lucky enough to be in one of the areas that got a little downpour yesterday, we in Fethiye are a little bit jealous! It's another hot, sticky one for us today, so this sunflower is to remind us of the sunny, fresher side of summer. It'll come, soon enough...