La Isleta and Palms

La Isleta through palms

La Isleta through palms

This morning we walked in the hills behind the fishing village of La Isleta del Moro.

Looking down on La Isleta

Looking down on La Isleta

Unlike yesterday, the sky was not cloudless but the weather was pleasant and there are always fine views from here of the village, Mediterranean sea and the twin volcanic peaks.

Margaret and the dogs walking through the palms

Margaret and the dogs walking through the palms

From the hills we walked down to the village and took a track to the right which wound its way through groves of palm trees and eucalyptus.

Eucalyptus trees

Eucalyptus trees

The trees, light, shadows and colours here provided me with interesting photo opportunities.

Path through the palms

Path through the palms

Hope you like the photos.

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About Margaret Merry

I grew up in Falmouth, Cornwall, England where, after leaving Falmouth High School, I spent a year at Falmouth School of Art. Then followed three years at Hornsey College of Art in London where I obtained a Diploma in Art and Design. I then spent a post-graduate year at the West of England College of Art in Bristol where I gained an Art Teacher?s Diploma and a Certificate in Education of the University of Bristol. I lived and worked in Truro for over 30 years and became one of Cornwall's most popular artists. My paintings have been exhibited in New York, Tokyo, Paris and London and have been bought by collectors from all over the world. I have published 4 books which became local bestsellers - 'The Natural History of a Westcountry City', 'Margaret Merry's Cornish Garden Sketchbook', 'Sea & Sail' and 'Tidal Reaches'. In 2002 I moved to Spain and now live in the little coastal village of Las Negras in the heart of the Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata. I now get my inspiration from the dramatic scenery of Andalucia and its old cities, towns and villages which I usually capture in watercolour. I also enjoy figurative art, particularly nudes and dancers. For these paintings I use artists' soft pastels. I have written and illustrated 3 children's books - The Wise Old Boar, The Lonely Digger and The Adventure of Princess The Pony - which have been published in the USA.
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