Wednesday Walk - THE LONG WALK AT THE END OF SUMMER

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The days are still warm ... even hot around noon ...

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... the sea is nice and inviting ... but this photograph was taken in the evening, when the atmosphere is considerably more refreshing.

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I took a long walk along the coastline a week ago, the last Wednesday precisely ...

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... spent practically the whole day, morning excluded, rambling around quiet fields, meadows and rocks along the sea.

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That's why this post ended up to be an eclectic, colorful mix ...

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... of wide blue seascapes ...

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... colorful plant life ...

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... colorful insect life ...

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... and even some garbage.

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I did a bit of snorkeling as well ... and then I sat and watched the sea ... the horizon ... and what's going on around me in general.

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Some fishermen were throwing the nets not far from the coast.

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This larger fishing boat was directed out of the bay, in open Adriatic. The crew will probably stay a few days at sea.

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The coastal meadows were covered with flowers ...

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... so I took a few shots there ...

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... and continued along narrow dusty roads surrounded bay tall grass and various bushes.

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Now, with the autumn being near, almost visible on the horizon of the year's cycle ...

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... many of those bushes are covered with colorful berries. These are the fruits of Smilax aspera, thorny climbing plant that grows along shrubs and small trees. Here the berries are photographed with the green background of the Tree Heather (Erica arborea) ...

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... while the same kind of berries on this enlargeable photograph are growing around the resilient leaves and branches of the plant called Spanish broom (Spartium junceum)

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These lovely fruits are insipid and unpalatable to humans, but they are not poisonous ... and are on the menu of many local birds.

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The blackberries are completely black and shiny when ripened and ready to eat ...

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... and they are usually in that phase at the end of the summer ...

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... but the blackberries on this shrub along the road ...

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... somehow remained joyfully red ... and sour ...

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... till further notice.

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The small fruits of the asparagus plant are green like the rest of this plant ...

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... that grows in the thorny intricate mix of vegetation.

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The Crioceris duodecimpunctata beetle is a species closely connected to this plant. The larvae of this leaf beetle feed only on the asparagus berries ... while adults prefer tender sprouts and young leaves ... and feed on various other plants with soft juicy leaves, like pumpkins and zucchini ad example. After a short posing for this shot ...

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... the beetle disappeared among the thorny leaves.

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Further down the road ...

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... I was surrounded by fields and open meadows again.

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Portulaca oleracea grows abundantly on agricultural fields, when they are put to rest after the harvest of cultivated plant, like potatoes or cabbages ...

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... it's spreading low along the terrain like some strange, alien cardiovascular system that doesn't require a body to exist ... and it's a very tasty and nutrient plant ... often better food than some of the stuff cultivated before her appearance.

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It was highly regarded as food and medicine in ancient times ...

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... and it has lovely yellow flowers that appear in big numbers in this period.

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Fennel is another tasty vegan edible from these meadows ...

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... the plants are pretty high and dry now ...

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... and the tiny flowers had turned into tiny fruits ... you can see the colorful Graphosoma lineatum bug on this cluster.

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A pair of these bugs is mating on another cluster of the same plant.

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I saw plenty of bugs on fennel. This is the Carpocoris purpureipennis. This one is orange - brown ...

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... but Carpocoris purpureipennis is a pretty colorful species ...

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... that comes in quite a few interesting variations.

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Some fruits are bright yellow ...

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... and this minuscule fly is feeding on them.

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Here is another pair of Graphosoma lineatum, mating on a cluster of tiny green fruits.

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A Hundred meters or so further ...

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... I was once again surrounded by a variety of thorny bushes ... accompanied by some smaller herbaceous plants ...

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... like this Knautia arvensis ...

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... with plenty of lovely composite flowers.

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I like these flowers very much, so I took this extra shot ... that may seem a bit unnecessary.

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These are the rose hips of the wild rose, Rosa canina.

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Quite beautiful ... very healthy and edible ...

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... great stuff for herbal tea or marmalade.

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This is the Common hawthorn ...

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... Crataegus monogyna ...

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... with plenty of colorful fruits ...

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... which hare also edible.

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Some hawthorn shrubs are growing intertwined with blackberries ... so it appears like different fruits are growing on the same plant, at first sight at least.

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The fruits of Clematis vitalba have fluffy silky appendages ...

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... so this plant looks like is covered with feathers in the late summer and early autumn.

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The wild, self seeding grape vine ...

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... Vitis vinifera sylvestris ... is also very common here ...

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... this one hangs from the branches of the old Pine tree (Pinus sylvestris) near the abandoned stone quarry.

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Just a few steps further ...

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... I found a not - so - hidden treasure ... amber ...

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... and emeralds ...

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... ancient coins ( or vintage at least, this is the Yugoslav dinar, currency of the socialist state that disappeared from the world's map, I bought many Ice Creams and Comic books with these coins some decades ago) ...

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... and mysterious fragments of some advanced technology.

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I had a lot of fun while exploring this little illegal dumping site.

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Maybe it doesn't look at first glance ... but ... this is actually a pretty inspiring place. In this small outdoor bathtub, ad example ... I found some empty little bottles, once filled with a wide variety of liquors ... some empty packs that once contained some cigarettes ... and, hanging upside down above all that stuff ...

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... a spider.

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The Argiope bruennichi spider feeding on some brown butterfly enveloped in sticky silk.

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I found also a pretty large piece of thick multilayered glass ... shiny like a frozen alpine lake on a clear winter's day ...

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... and this is a short, slightly unfocused look through that glass.

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I had even the TV. There was only one channel ... with not much on it ... just the usual garbage you see everywhere on TV nowadays ...

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... so I decided to watch the small lizard (Podarcis sicula) sunbathing on the top of the TV machine ... it provided a better Reality show.

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I found some more technology ...

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... scattered in small pieces around the TV. It looked like an interesting puzzle in some old school adventure video game ... too hard to solve, as usual.

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I found some interesting shadows as well. This one looked like a mountain ...

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... and this one ... was just lovely and intricate ... I guess.

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There was a girl ... posing in summer dress on rotting paper ...

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... and not far from there ... at the edge of the garbage area ...

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... beautiful Yellow toadflax flowers were growing.

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When I left behind me this lovely garbage place surrounded by tall shrubs ...

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... and arrived at the open meadow again ...

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... I noticed a group of horses in the distance.

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It was a nice group of horses ...

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... and there was a young foal among them.

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I had a great view almost all around me from that slightly higher ground ...

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... I saw something cool ...

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... whenever I zoomed my lens ...

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... distant sailboats ...

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... a less distant fisherman ...

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... working with nets ...

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... throwing them not far from the shore.

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There was a race going on ...

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... between a speedboat and the small local fishing boat ... and guess who was winning ... for now ... who knows how it ended, maybe it was like in that old & famous race between the ordinary Rabbit and a professional racing turtle.

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I turned my focus to other stuff before the end of the competition.

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I continued my walk ...

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... and after some time ...

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... I came at some abandoned houses ... this was a part of some kind of communal farming once upon a time, when this was a socialist state.

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I find some more garbage here ... nothing spectacular, so I didn't bother with serious exploration ... I took only this enlargeable shot ... someone left a mattress here ... among some other, smaller things ... and I found this fluffy jumping spider jumping all around the outdoor mattress ... it looked pretty funny ... and kinda cute.

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There was a concrete well near the houses ...

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... and I saw some more garbage on its dry bottom.

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I continued walking around the houses ...

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... shooting with my camera along the way ...

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... plants and insects mostly ...

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... I saw this small bug ...

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... for the first time on that occasion.

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Then I changed my direction ...

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... and continued to the sea ...

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... which wasn't very far.

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I saw many interesting insects while walking through the meadows along the sea shore ... leaf beetles ...

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... camouflaged inchworms ...

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... grasshoppers ...

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... unidentified mating bugs ...

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... European firebugs ...

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... and some very fat ...

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... pretty colorful caterpillars ... feeding on the Euphorbia cyparissias plant.

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Insect world is full of surprising shapes and colors ... but plants can also provide some cool tricks on photograph ... although this looks like a view at some small plants growing on the carpet of moss ... this is actually ...

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... only a detail of the wild carrot flower that has turned into this strange leafy structure.

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This plant that grows on the pebbles very near to the salty water is the Crithmum maritimum ... very edible ... pretty salty and very aromatic ... absolutely delicious ... I enjoy eating that stuff with no
cooking or spicing, right there by the sea, like one of the many hungry rabbits present in the area.

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The evening caught me there ...

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... among strange and beautiful coastal vegetation ...

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... solid rocks ...

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... and resilient plants ...

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... with obsolete adverts left by the summer crowd ...

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... with colorful garbage ...

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... and delicate flowers.

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Evening lights started to appear in the distance, across the bay.

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It was time to go home.

As always in these walks on HIVE, all the photographs are my work.

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Very wonderfully wonderful but I don't know what nice to say for such a good post :-)

@tipu curate :)

Manually curated by brumest from the Qurator Team. Keep up the good work!

Thank you :)

How are you dear friend @borjan good night
Without a doubt you had a fun walk, judging by the beautiful images you have captured, I was impressed by the gif of the well.
how much life of insects there are in these images, the photographs that tomatoes at night came out great.
It's a shame that people don't take care of this beautiful place and throw their garbage there.
Excellent you take congratulations, you are very kind to let us know
Until the next walk dear friend
have a wonderful night and a happy rest

Thanks :) have a good day

So many beautiful photos to see! That’s a long walk indeed. Nature there is so wonderful from big to small, enormous to minutely tiny.

I like the blue sea and sky. Those berries are so bright red, there are so many insects around. One day nature will overtake the whole world!

Looks like it was a wonderful day. So many interesting meetings and discoveries!

Nature is very active in this period :)

Heard it many times but for the very first time, I have actually seen asparagus plant. It is very rare where we live and the so focussed berry, of course, reminded me of its taste.

Also, the Portulaca oleracea is found here I think but never had tasted them

Haha! It is indeed true, TV garbage that fills up an individual's fresh mind with the garbage of course. Very wells said!

It was like walking beside you with this post @borjan .. I think the best post on what I found on hive today. Stunning photos and I imagine what an amazing and thrilling experience you had on that day :D

:) Glad you enjoyed this walk. Have a good day ... and life in general.

😀 Thank you and you too.

Wow, @Borjan, just WOW.

I am so blown away by this WednesdayWalk!

You have really outdone yourself here!

So many truly outstanding photos! You have managed to create beauty out of even rubbish!

It looks like you had such a wonderful, peaceful and enchanting day!

I am just so captivated by your photos and the story of your journey.

Thank you so much for sharing! 🙏

I can't wait to see you again next Wednesday! 😃

And by the way, all of the berries look so delicious and the little spider is so adorable I want to take him home and cuddle up to him....😊

Thanks :) Next Wednesday I'll be walking around my hometown.

Oh cool, I can't wait!!!

I'm going to go somewhere different too, so I'll show you mine if your show me yours...lol...😂