Agricultural Landscapes

Fields of barley

Dill, olives and cottage

For our walk this morning, taken early before the sun became too hot, we drove up the track we took last week (see last Sunday’s blog) and parked where we previously got to on foot so we could explore further along.

A farmer in his field

The camino

We passed through undulating fields of barley and olive groves, the hedgerows dazzled with bushes of bright yellow dill, and attractive traditional farm buildings broke up the landscape. The track climbed gently until the Sierra Nevada came into view and we found ourelves looking down on the town of Huetor Tajar. We surmised that there must be a circular route which would make for an excellent longer hike in the cooler weather of Spring and Autumn.

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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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One Response to Agricultural Landscapes

  1. kitdomino says:

    Beautiful countryside. Love Spain, visit it often as my brother lives near Malaga. Most places abroad I visit inspires me to write but Spain always inspires the painter in me. Thanks for sharing and bringing some sunshine into a wet and cold day in England.

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