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Rio Milanos this morning

Rio Milanos

After yesterday’s horrific events in Japan this photo taken this morning may seem a little pathetic but it illustrates the power of water. Yesterday I mentioned that it has been dull and wet in Andalucia this week but the Rio Milanos in front of my house has not been much more than a stream and easy to cross. Heavy rain overnight though has turned it into a muddy torrent.
The car is occupied by the only other person who lives this side of the river. He is a young man and would have been out clubbing last night. At the moment he is sleeping in the car waiting for the water to subside. He could go back down the road and cross by a bridge but this would mean walking home over muddy fields and I expect he is wearing his best trainers.

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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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