First signs of Spring

Flowering Rosemary

Blazing Gorse

Winter does not last long in Granada. The days are lengthening and we are seeing the first signs of Spring. We are now able to sit outside and enjoy lunch and afternoon tea in the warm winter sun. Our poplars, which shed their leaves at the beginning of December, are already in bud. The rosemary bushes are flowering and the gorse makes a blaze of colour. The almond trees are covered with fat buds  which, very soon, will burst into lovely flowers of pink and white. The early orchids, too, will soon be opening their gorgeous flowers in lovely shades of pink, yellow and crimson. Along the river banks, the terrapins emerge from their winter sleep to bask in the warm sunshine.

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For a preview of some of my paintings of Granada for the Van Gogh exhibition have a look at

Also a reminder that our property is for sale



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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