Today’s photos

Ruins in El Valle de Rodalquilar

A few photos taken around here today rather than a story to tell. The ruins are near the beginning of the track to the beach  El Playazo de Rodalquilar.

Botanical gardens in Rodalquilar

Then from a brief visit to the Botanical Gardens in Rodalquilar a composition with palm trees.


Bougainvillaea in a variety of intense colours grows around the edge of the gardens. This simple composition has a lot of impact as a photo.

Summer is not over

Across to the fort at El Playazo de Rodalquilar

Finaly from this afternoon a couple of photos from the beach El Playazo to show that summer has not ended and…..

Palm trees behind the beach

Palm trees and the old well and waterwheels

…..palm trees behind the beach. Please excuse the nudity in the beach photos. We hope they will not cause offence and are very discreet but there were no other figures to include in the pictures.


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 Today’s photos

  1. Donato (longroute) says:

    Hello Digby,

    you created a nice and interesting blog. This is a part of Spain which I don’t know, and even if it looks quite barren, there are some parts in the coast which looks intriguing.
    I’ll have a look in the map where this place is…


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