Flaming June

Cher, Nigel and Roxy in the Rio Milanos

It is now midsummer and by the middle of the day a barbarous sun drives us to seek shade or the welcome coolness of the river. Here is a photo of our neighbours, Nigel and Cher, cooling off their foal, Roxy, in the river below our land.

The hills have changed colour as the grasses and wild flowers have dried up and gone to seed and this has made the olive trees stand out against the ochre backdrop. The River Milanos has changed from the brown torrent of winter and the silvery–blue waters of Spring to a green stream choked with weed but fish have returned to the deeper parts.This afternoon we spotted what we thought might be quite large trout (although they might have been barbel).

We still have the two abandoned puppies, Rusty and Rufi. They are sweet little dogs. Please somebody give them a home!


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 pn a small farmer the town of Alhabia in the Alpujarra Almeriense in the Province of Almeria. 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 portraiture and 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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