Sunsets and the estepa

Evening sky

Yesterday afternoon a sheet of cloud came over the estepa and blocked out the sun, but in the evening the approaching fine weather provided some interesting light …..

Dramatic sunset

….. including a dramatic sunset as the setting sun cast an orange glow on to the clouds above.

Fan lipped orchids

This morning during our walk around the lanes by our house, we noticed that orchids are flowering all around us. These are fan-lipped orchids and are quite common locally, though rare in other parts.

Row of almond trees

The almond blossom is appearing on more of the trees and only the figs now look bare.

Fig tree in winter

In the summer and autumn this fig tree is very productive and people visit it almost daily to pick is fruit.

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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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One Response to Sunsets and the estepa

  1. Angela Bell says:

    That is a spectacular orchid,very beautiful.

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