Almond Blossom

Morning Mist Rising

Almond blossom

In late January the almond blossom comes into flower. For us, this is one of the first signs of Spring. We took these photos today in the morning sunshine. In the photo above the heat of the sun is evaporating the overnight due. We have several different varieties of almonds on our land. The nuts vary in shape and size and so does the flavour, from bitter to sweet. The colours of flowers vary, too. Some are a dazzling white while others are the deepest shade of pink. Another sure sign of Spring is the sound of  birdsong from our row of poplars this morning.

Last week we had a visit from some friends from Scotland who have a holiday home near our last house in Los Guajares. They were delighted to escape to some sunshine. We had lunch on the terrace of a restaurant overlooking Loja and after being snowed in for seven weeks they could hardly believe that they were sitting out in the sunshine in a temperature of over 20C.

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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 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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2 Responses to Almond Blossom

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  2. michael briscoe says:

    Almond blossoms, blue skies and snow on the Sierra Gorda! Perfecto

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