Terrapin at last


Hollyhocks by the river

We have often mentioned the terrapins in the Rio Milanos below our house but have never posted a photo as Digby has never had the camera at the right time. Finally, this afternoon, while wading across the river he spotted a large one. You cannot see much of its head though as they retract into their shells when anybody approaches. Also here is another photo of the ducks, but this time in their natural habitat, and the wild hollyhocks growing by the river.

Ducks in the river

We signed the final contract and received the full deposit for our house on Friday. Our buyer, Fernando from Barcelona, presented us with two bottles of the finest cava from his region.

If you click on the photos they will enlarge.


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 Terrapin at last

  1. June says:

    Lovely photos………..glad to hear the sale is progressing well. Have you found a suitable place to rent/purchase?

    All the very best for the move etc…………love………..June

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