Prosecards from the Edge (of a Continent)

A running commentary on my life in Izmir, Turkey...and other thoughts.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Mountains in the Mist

After a lackluster attempt at winter, the Izmir weather gods seem to have grown bored with the idea. Let's move on to more pleasureable things! they seem to be saying. There is a definite sense of imminent something -- something good -- on the air and I feel a certain sudden inexplicable need to be outside. These photos are from my last walk along the waterfront by our apartment. I love how the light is constantly shifting, and the mountains change clothes throughout the day -- now invisible, now black touched with gold, now gray, now lilac. Never a dull moment.


At 4:30 PM, Blogger Hope said...

Lovely, positively lovely Kate. Enjoy it all...

At 6:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Kate,

I would just like to let you know that your blog and the articulation of your feelings about Izmir are truly amazing.

I myself am also a native of California, soon on the move to Izmir. I've always had what you call "wanderlust", and have so far managed to land myself in The Netherlands, Belgium, and currently France.

I will be moving to Izmir in August to be with my boyfriend. Of course, at times I am filled with awe and excitment at the thought of living in a country where everything from the food to the clothes are compleltely foreign to me. And of course other times, I am filled with trepidation.

Hearing your experiences gives me an idea of what to expect and makes me feel secure in my decision.

I dont expect everything to be a walk in the park, but I also know that I will gain so much from this experience.

SO thank you, and enjoy the upcoming summer; I can assure you from experience that it will be a hot one ;)


At 12:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How quickly the weather changes,right?:))It's dead freezing now.Too cold for Izmir.Not my kinda weather,anyway.I have promised not to complain one bit when the temperatures soar to the 40s in summer.

Yes,I am still working in the same place.Same ol' routine.Nothing new to write here.How about you?Hope everything is ok.
I am doing mornings and evenings.The most unsocial hours.Good thing I don't have a husband or kids.It'd be impossible.
hope you had a good Valentine's.:)
Lemmeknow if you are ever in the neighborhood!

Enjoy the weather if you are a winter person..banu


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