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article imagePhoto essay: A little bit of life in the countryside of Spain Special

By Anne Sewell
Dec 30, 2012 in Travel
Even in winter, the countryside in southern Spain has something to offer. Warm sunshine, wildflowers blooming and farmers working the fields.
I had to babysit my son's dogs, yet again, as he and his girlfriend took a short trip to the Gibraltar area.
As always, things were very quiet, and of course, the Internet was deadly slow.
As is always the best option, I had the camera with me and got a few views, starting in the dewy, early morning, and concluding at sunset.
I have a feeling that if I had been up earlier, the dew would have actually been frost, as there was still a nip in the air. However with the warm sun, the dew soon dried and it became a lovely sunny day.
My son will be moving house next month, so the garden is now a little neglected, but there is still a variety of good food popping up amongst the weeds and wildflowers, including some fresh and tasty Swiss chard:
Dew on some Swiss chard in the garden.
Dew on some Swiss chard in the garden.
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Views of the Coin countryside.
Views of the Coin countryside.
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While strolling in the garden, the dogs suddenly started barking. Turns out the farmer next door had his tractor out. He had apparently been "sowing some wild oats", well actually, proper oat seeds! He was at this stage using the tractor and a roller to flatten the soil over the seeds.
Farmer working on his field of oats.
Farmer working on his field of oats.
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Farmer working on his field of oats.
Farmer working on his field of oats.
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I managed to get a closer view. In the background are his neighbor's fields. Do I detect a grin on his face at this silly woman snapping photos of him?
Farmer working on his field of oats.
Farmer working on his field of oats.
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The dogs, by this stage, were feeling pretty lazy:
Cachi the Golden Lab and Wapi  the German Pointer.
Cachi the Golden Lab and Wapi, the German Pointer.
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So I strolled around the garden, snapping the odd rose or wildflower:
Views of the Coin countryside.
Views of the Coin countryside.
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Views of the Coin countryside.
Views of the Coin countryside.
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And finally the day ended, with a sunset through the branches of an olive tree.
Views of the Coin countryside.
Views of the Coin countryside.
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There are many lovely rural bed & breakfasts and charming small hotels throughout Spain, where you can enjoy wonderful views, friendly hospitality and fresh fruit and vegetables from nearby farms.
More photo essays of the area:
Photo Essay: A little bit of Christmas in Fuengirola, Spain
Photo Essay: Dog and cat friends in Fuengirola, Spain
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