Embalse de los Bermejales

Embalse de los Bermejales

Approaching the lake

This morning, another glorious summer day, we drove to the Embalse de los Bermejales. To get to this lake we went first to Moraleda de Zafayona and from here took a left fork up a country road which followed the Rio Cacin through the village of El Turro. Instead of carrying on to Alhama de Granada, we took the service road above a deep gorge – a miniature Grand Canyon, with impressive rock formations – which led us down to the lake.

Shepherd with sheep and goats

En route we encountered a shepherd with a flock of sheep and a few goats in the shade of a copse of poplars. The shepherd, milking one of his goats, was a good photo opportunity.

Pines by the lake shore

The lake, fringed by pines, was as still as glass as we drove around the shore. The warm air was fragrant with the scent of pines and oleanders.

Lovers by the lake

Children having fun

In front of the a camp site, we encountered a few bathers and Digby was unable to resist taking a dip himself. While he was swimming along,  he was accompanied by half a dozen large fish, probably carp. The water was warm and, although the day was very hot, there was a slight, cooling breeze off the lake.

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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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