Flora on the cliffs

Lass Negras this morning

Botanising behind the cliffs

This morning the botany group was doing the walk from Las Negras to El Playazo to look at the coastal flora.

On the cliffs

Virgin's slippers

Little rabbits

Caralluma

We joined them on the cliffs above the beach at El Playazo were they were examining three very great rarities, two of which – in full flower – were growing in fissures in the same big rock, and the other, a plant which mimics cactus in appearance, in the undergrowth nearby.

Behind the beach

After a picnic lunch, the group proceeded to the beach to look at the dune flora, then across the road, which is below sea level and prone to flooding in winter, to study plants which are able to adapt themselves to salt laden soil.

Goats and the castle behind the beach

If you click on the photos they will enlarge.

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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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