The warmer weather (seems) to arrived at last and with the longer days,

blue(r) skies and lush greenery, life is beginning to stir in the mountains behind Fethiye.

The Gulf of Fethiye
The Gulf of Fethiye

We are fortunate to be able to once again share some recent photographs

taken by two of our favourite photographers that perfectly reflect the changing

scenery and abundant natural life in the rural parts of the Fethiye region at this

time of year.

Tortoises are on the prowl...
Tortoises are on the prowl…
A lady bird with a spring in her step...
A lady bird with a spring in her step…

It’s a wonderful world

A faithful friend
A faithful donkey waiting… but for what?

Well, it certainly seems to be a wonderful world for local resident and talented

photographer, Angela Sowton. She likes to spend her days exploring the

countryside around Fethiye, capturing joyful, beautiful and occasionally surprising

images as she explores the quiet lanes of her adopted home.

Little and large

A short while ago Angela found an amazing Greater Viennese Emperor  but this week

she came across some much smaller creatures – but no less great.

The mother goats are also out grazing on the grassland, providing rich milk

for their kids.

Mini frog
Mini frog with 5 kuruş coin
Mummy goats with their youngsters
Mother goats and their kids

Far from the madding crowds

Rural life in villages like Ortaköy is peaceful and life moves at a slower pace;

very different from the vibrant hustle and bustle of Fethiye town.

Ortaköy mosque with new residents
Ortaköy mosque with new residents
Close up of Ortaköy stork
Close up of Ortaköy stork

The village mosque has become a home with a view to a couple of storks, the perfect

place for them to raise their young. By the time the hot summer months arrive

they will be ready to head up to the cool highland pastures (yayla).

Next week’s weather forecast

The weather forecast for next week looks rather unsettled…

but the one thing we can be certain of is that summer is on the way.

Thank you…

… to Fethiye Focus for the photo of Fethiye and Angela Sowton for the others.