LITTLE FARM AT THE EDGE OF TOWN

I drove to the edge of the city that afternoon, on 29. October 2020, because a friend needed a lift to reach one of the last small farms in that suburban area …

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… to feed some chickens and a cat there.

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Another friend, who owns the place and lives nearby, had to go out of the city for a couple of days ...

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... so we provided the basics for the animals during that period. You already saw quite a few chickens on these first few opening photographs ... and now ...

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... here is the cat.

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The area is fenced, but never locked, so kids from the neighborhood often visit the animals. Especially the cat, appreciates their company very much.

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I'm a big fan of this kind of slightly messy places ...

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... filled with a wide variety of interesting materials and makeshift stuff ...

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... so I was relentlessly sniffing around ...

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... in search of details and angles that can convey the rich atmosphere.

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This little ruin was like some kind of capital building or a temple of the farm ...

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... and inside ... under the wide, blue roof of the sky ...

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... there was this old wood burning stove ...

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... a nice and stylish touch in that empty room.

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These are some lovely Chrysanthemum flowers ...

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... that grew outside the garden wall of a house situated on the small side street that leads to the less rural cityscape.

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The city is very near, you can see it here across the meadow fenced with thorny shrubs decorated with a lovely piece of nylon brought by the wind.

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This is the recently finished general hospital of Pula, the largest hospital in the region.

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This is an entrance to some small fenced field with various vegetables planted there ... like a small suburban garden detached from the house ... that is maybe not even a house, but an apartment in the city.

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I like the design of this makeshift DON'T ENTER - PRIVATE PROPERTY sign very much.

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There is always something interesting hidden in the grass by the road ... a small supermarket brochure with discount prices ...

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... a self seeding flower ...

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... or a colorful pack of cigarettes ... with no cigarettes inside.

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This interesting tree also grew very near to the road.

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It's a European field elm (Ulmus minor) ... small tree ...

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... with interesting bark ...

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... this snail has found a tranquil place on one of the branches. With the following shot ...

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... I'm back on the little farm ...

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... the main setting of this post ...

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... I'm exploring the area ...

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... followed by curious chickens.

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I photographed these horses a bit further, near the neighboring farm ...

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... they were enjoying the nice weather and plenty of green grass, two typical and highly enjoyable aspects of the early autumn.

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I like the way in which the black horse stands by the van on this shot ... in a vaguely symbolic way ...

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... like ready for the race against the machine. After this shot ...

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... I noticed a large, well-developed fig tree at the edge of the field ...

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... so I went there ...

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... to sniff a bit under those branches ... that were slowly loosing their leaves.

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I found a few dandelions there in the grass ...

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... sparsely scattered around the tree ...

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... some of them were in bloom ...

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... while others were spreading the seeds. After portraying the dandelions ...

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... I left the fig tree ...

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... and returned to the little farm.

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These fluffy white chickens were such a cute and interesting models ...

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... like some "The Muppet Show" or "Sesame Street" characters ...

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... so I just had to take more shots with them as protagonists.

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Here you can see a friend of mine talking to the chicken.

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Here is a look at the chimney of one on the neighboring houses ...

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... here is a look at the more distant power line ...

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... and now ...

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... with these last few chicken - shots ... is time to end the story. As always in these posts on HIVE, the photographs are my work - THE END.

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