My new dress! A friend made it for me and I chose the fabric and pattern. Can't wait till it is done! It is my only dress, they are increasingly hard to find even in thrift stores.... Walmart, no.
Dillards and JCPenney, absolutely not!
and Kohls maybe? but mostly not.
Target, no good dresses there either!
My brother made these stools, bench and the table from a tree that fell over in the ice storm a few years back. We had the wood milled into planks and it has aged for about a year now. He just got a neat library book to make some of this, a Civil War era carpentry reproductions book. He learned just by reading the book and following the pictures!
He has now turned our garage into a nice workshop where he is almost all the time hammering and cutting away.
Some friends' milk goats and the cow is also theirs. :-)
my good friends!
many pounds of peaches and 55 lbs (9 laundry baskets/5gal buckets) of yummy green apples! We canned and made jam and apple pie filling too. :-)
the fruit of our labors!
early morning light.....
and warm, glowing, evening light.
I noticed in this post that green is a recurring color theme I seem to take pictures of! I like it, it is so alive, and bright and spring/summer like. We should be alive and green, bearing spiritual fruit for our Savior, The Lord Jesus Christ!
><> 1 Peter 1:4-9 <><
This is a great chapter and also the whole book of Peter. I encourage you to choose a portion of Scripture and memorize and write it on your heart. That is what God instructs us to do. It keeps us from sin in our daily thought lives and helps curb my tongue when I am tempted to lash out at my family.
"Who when He was reviled DID NOT REVILE in return, when He suffered he did not retaliate but committed HIMSELF to Him who judges RIGHT-EOUSLY" (Rightly, honestly and with fairness)
1 Peter is so wonderful and I really enjoy it!
My favorite countries right now. I cannot wait to go back to Turkey and also go to Israel, Iran, Afghanistan or Egypt. I have been reading a book from the lib. called "How to learn Turkish."
I found this online about the Turkish language. It is so interesting to think that all the various languages originated from ONE Language! And the Tower of Babel changed all that- as we very well know! :-)
Have a blessed day in Jesus Christ!
><> 1 Peter 1:4-9 <><
P.S. I need to update the blog with more pics of Turkey, Istanbul, Kutahya and Efes....
I got some neat pics of the artists painting the ceramic porcelain bowls and plates in Kutahya. Look that name up online and you can learn some Turkish culture. :-)
make yourself heard in Turkish !
SOME NOTES ON THE TURKISH ALPHABET AND LANGUAGE
Richard Chambers / Chicago University
Since 1928, Turkish has been written in a slightly modified Latin alphabet which is very nearly phonetic.
The Turkish alphabet has 8 vowels (A E I İ O Ö U Ü ) and 21 consonants. The letters Q,W and X do not exist in Turkish. Most letters are pronounced pretty much as you would expect, but some are not. Once the phonetic value of all letters is known, then it is rather easy to pronounce any word one sees or to spell any word one hears.The following letters require explanation:
Aa = "a" as in "card" or "dark", never as "a" in"cat" or "back" ( kan = blood )Cc = "J" as in "judge" ( can= life, soul, pronounced like "John" )
Çç = "ch" as in "church"( çay= tea, pronounced "chay", rhymes with "buy" )
Ee = "e" as in "bed" ( ekmek =bread )
Gg = "g" as in "get" ( gelin =bride )
g ( yumuşak ge [soft g] Never appears as the first letter in a word; essentially silent; sometimes lengthens preceding vowel; sometimes pronounced like "y" in "yet"
(dag =mountain, pronounced daa , rhymes with the "baa" of "baa baa black sheep";
diger =other, pronounced diyer )
lı( undotted "i" ) "u" as in "radium" or "i" as in "cousin" (ışık =ligth, ırmak = river )
İi( dotted "i" ) ="i" as in "sit" ( bir = one, pronounced like "beer" )
Jj = "j" as in "azure" (garaj = garage, pronounced as in French & English )
Oo = "o" as in "fold"(okul =school )
Öö German "ö" as in "König" or French "eu" as in "peur"( göl = lake, rhymes with furl)
Ss="s" as in "sing", never pronounced like a "z" as the "s" in "his"(ses = voice)
Şş="sh"as in "ship" (şey = thing, pronounced "shey" , rhymes with "hay")
Uu "oo" as in "boot" (buz = ice, pronounced like "booze")
Üü German "ü" as in "für" or French "u" as in "tu" (gül = rose)
Zz="z" as in "zoo" (beyaz = white)
Turkish belongs to the Turkic branch of the Altaic language family.
Some useful Turkish words and expressions are :
|Merhaba||Hello[response is the same word]||Günaydın||Good day|
|Hoşgeldiniz||Welcome||Hoş bulduk||reply of the person arriving|
|Nasılsınız?||How are you?||İyiyim||I am well|
|Teşekkür ederim||Thank you||Bir şey degil||Not at all / You're welcome|
|Adınız / İsminiz nedir ?||What is your name ?||Adım / İsmim ___.||My name is _____.|
|Memnun oldum||I'm pleased to meet you.||Ben de memnun oldum.||I, too , am pleased to meet you|
|İyi Günler||Good day. / Have a nice day||İyi Akşamlar||Good evening|
|İyi Geceler||Good night||Allahaısmarladık||-bye.[said by person leaving]|
|Güle güle||Good-bye.[said to person leaving]||Buyurun||After you. / Come in. / Be seated / Help yourself; etc.|
|Elinize saglık||Health to your hands.[said to person who prepared food]||Afiyet olsun||Bon appétit|
|İnşallah||If God wills||Efendim?||What did you say? / I beg your pardon?|
|Dikkat||Pay attention!/ Watch out!||Kaça?/ Ne kadar?||How much is it? / What does it cost?|
|Bu pahalı||This is expensive||O pahalı degil||That is not expensive|
|Bu çok ucuz||This is very inexpensive / cheap||İstiyorum||I want [it, this, that]|
|İstemiyorum||I don't want [it, this, that]|
Numbers :Bir(1) , iki(2), üç(3), dört(4), beş(5), altı(6), yedi(7), sekiz(8), dokuz(9), on(10), onbir(11), oniki(12) , yirmi(20), yirmibeş(25), otuz(30), otuzüç(33), kırk(40), kırkaltı(46), elli(50) , ellibeş(55), altmış(60), altmışiki(62), yetmiş(70), yetmişsekiz(78), seksen(80), seksenbir(81), doksan(90), doksanyedi(97), yüz(100), yüzdokuz(109), yüzellibir(151), ikiyüzonbeş(215), üçyüzotuz(330), bin(1000), bin dokuz yüz doksan altı(1996), milyon(milion), milyar(billion).
Other Useful Vocabulary :
|Şeker||sugar, candy, sweet||Büyük||big, large|
|Sade||no sugar||Erkek||man, male|
|Az şekerli||a little sugar||Kadın||woman|
|Çok şekerli||a lot of sugar||Kız||girl|
|Ekmek||bread||O||he , she, it, that|
|Meze||appetizers||Amerika Birleşik Devletleri||United States Of America|
|Türkiye Cumhuriyeti||Republic of Turkey||Tavuk||chicken|
|Dondurma||ice cream, sorbet||Çatal||fork|