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Friday, July 1, 2011

RED - Everywhere! { Sheryl }

Red is by far my most favorite color.  I love to wear red and I will usually choose it if I have a choice in anything.  Coming to Istanbul has made appreciate color.  Most people dress in black or dark clothing.  (Especially in winter which seems about 8 months long here!)  However, in spring, color is vibrant and everywhere!
Red is an important color for the Turks because it is the color of their flag.  The flag was changed from an emerald green color when Mustafa Kemel Ataturk escorted this country into the Republic it is today.   This morning as sat on my balcony, I was able to count 9 of these flags flying proudly in the breeze.  
The food is beautiful and very flavorful with all kinds of peppers.  This is a plate of peppers prepped for a dish in the cooking class we took a month ago.  (Cooking class)
When my friend Joan was here -- we went to an area of the country called "Cappodocia"  We stayed in a cave hotel in the town Gerome.  This was the key to our room.  The poppies were picked by Joan during a drive in the country.  Poppy fields are everywhere in that area.  It really did make me think of "The Wizard of Oz"  ---  

I am excited to see your "Goldenrod" pics -- thanks for stopping by -- Sheryl


  1. poppies are another favorite flower of mine
    I love the flowing sound of the word Cappodocia! weird, huh?

  2. No, not weird at all! I like it too! Thank you for your faithfulness to always comment -- it really means a lot! Have a great day!

  3. Wish we had fields of poopies here! That must look amazing!

  4. I wish i had gotten a good picture -- we were just out during the WRONG time of day and I didn't have a polarizer. Made me sad! I am heading back sound in a couple of weeks, I hope to do a better job!