Winter salad and vegetables

Typical Almerian landscape at Cortijo Montana

Yesterday it rained most of the day but the sun made a welcome return and this afternoon we walked from Cortijo del Montana to Cortijo del Fraile.

Winter vegetables

The countryside is begin to look fresher and nowhere more so than the vast irrigated plateau of Cortijo del Fraile behind Rodalquilar where they were harvesting lettuce this afternoon a contrast from the typical Almerian landscape at the abandoned Cortijo Montana.

Harvesting Lettuce

We also saw in the fields cabbage, brocolli, cauliflower, parsley and fennel all no doubt destined for northern european markets.

Off to the fields

It shows what can be achieved without covering the landscape with plastic greenhouses – not permitted here in the Parque Natural.

Agaves at Cortijo del Montana

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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 in the little coastal village of Las Negras in the heart of the Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata. 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 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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