Sorry I haven’t posted for a bit. It’s that time of year again, when one needs to get busy with paying projects to keep the fire alight through the long wet winter. Unfortunately, due to a lack of resources — not a lack of love or appreciation — I haven’t had the chance to post my favourite creative venture for a while. Here’s a glimpse of the forests in between Istanbul and Ankara on a short excursion we took to escape the city. The feel of autumn really strikes you here once you escape the confines of the city for valleys. The smell of coal smoke, once familiar in Istanbul is again thick in the air. Every time the wind picks up, the woods swirl with leaves. For someone who grew up in Eastern Canada the absence of some flashing red to stop you in your tracks before winter is noticeable. Funny the things you start to miss.