This year Fethiye’s people, nature and countryside have certainly been tested and teased by the weather.

Fethiye in the spring

Come rain, wind or shine…

Throughout February there have been torrential downpours, thunder and wind storms

but there have also been some gloriously sunny days and magnificent sunsets.

Fethiye in the spring

Fethiye in the spring

 …through snow and floods…

Some higher areas have been covered in snow, while others have been flooded.

A panorama of snow covered mountains from the Fethiye ring road
A panorama of snow covered mountains from the Fethiye ring road
Fethiye in the Spring - Kaya - Gemiler road - fethiyefocus.net
Fethiye in the Spring – Kaya – Gemiler road – fethiyefocus.net

…Spring has appeared at last!

Local trekking guide*, Ali İhsan Emre, has a remarkable eye for nature’s minutiae,

and always seems to be able to captures shots of the natural world most

of us probably wouldn’t notice… unless he pointed it out.

Fethiye in the spring - Ali İhsan Emre

Fethiye in the spring - Ali İhsan Emre

Sleepy owl
Sleepy owl

Fethiye in the spring - Ali İhsan Emre

As winter turns to spring

Local resident, nature lover and rambler, Erdal Pay, also never goes anywhere

without his camera and last week captured some evocative scenes of the last winter days.

Fethiye in the spring - Erdal Pay

Fethiye in the spring - Karaot - Erdal Pay

Fethiye in the spring - Karaot - Erdal Pay
Fethiye in the spring – Karaot – Erdal Pay

… bringing the first blossoms

Ali Kışlak, sustainablity consultant and environmental farmer in the mountains above Fethiye,

last week spotted some of the first blossom of the season and an early bee, as shown in our headline photo.

All we can really be certain of is that the temperatures will soon begin to rise and Fethiye’s earth and air

will come alive with nature’s amazing bounty.

Fethiye in the spring

For information about trekking and guided nature walks call Ali İshan Emre on: 0532 524 93 95

To visit Ali Kışlak’s website click here

For more local photos and information visit www.fethiyefocus.net

The title of this picture story is from Percy Bysshe Shelley’s, Ode to the West Wind

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