I am back, more or less intact. I don't suffer of sitting on my butt anymore, which is an improvement compared to the day before.
How I managed to burn my butt in sun? Even my skin is not resistant to noon sun at south Turkey with only 6 factor sun cream (or whatever you call it) applied once a day. Okay it was foolish. More foolish was to get burned on front side of my body (all the way from face, to chest, to legs and arms, etc) and to decide to burn the back half (back of legs, back of arms and back) to at least look equally burned on either sides. I managed to get the backside of my kneecaps burnt. (nothing watery balloony just lobster redness all around) I have my moments of sun stupidity oh well...
I have photos taken not much 30-40 maybe. I want to post them but... either they are crappy, ordinary flower shots, portraits which I cannot post or... well maybe there is one or two that will work we'll see.
On the way back I was thinking... Yellow. I probably wrote this somewhere before but in Turkey yellow is a color of sadness. I don't think through I had understood exactly why then. True, crops are harvested and fields dry up, turning yellow in heat. But summer is much isolated then that. I realized. Dry rivers, whole water bodies vanish for those few months, leaving behind nothing but rocks and occasionally some salt. When you look at it on the way, there is no one in sight and it seems like a remains of something long gone. The image becomes more striking when you consider that, even the people who live at sea shore didn't care about that. Turkish villages have nothing to do with fishing, with sea. Only now, that tourism has became a source of money that the villager descended at sea. If you look at it, hotels are at shore, villages at top of a nearby hill. So farming is main work, and unless you work a green house, summer is blank after harvest. I am not sure why it bugs me so much but it is something that keeps coming back at me, especially during each holiday trip. Maybe it is just that image is too striking.