Rambla del Granadillo

From the top of the rambla

Early this morning we walked down the Rambla del Granadillo near Las Hortichuelas. The weather has been a little unsettled in Southern Spain but it was pleasantly warm down this sheltered track.

Flowering thistle

We were able to enjoy the changing flora. The grasses are turning colour as they seed, but the thistles are coming into flower and will soon look their best.


We passed some tall phlomis, with striking yellow flowers.

Poplars in the river bed

Along what was once the river bed, where it is still damp, a row of white poplars – an unusual sight in Almeria.

Sunday morning cyclists

We encountered no other walkers but the Sunday morning cyclists were out as usual.

Family photo at Playa Monsul

One beach we did not mention during the girls’ holiday last week was the famous movie beach Monsul. When we went there it was quite breezy and we did not stay long as nearby Genovese was more sheltered and suitable for children.

Where the stars have stood

Izzy and Ellie, though, wanted their photo taken where Harrison Ford and Sean Connery stood in “Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade”.


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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1 Response to Rambla del Granadillo

  1. Angela says:

    Jason is a big boy now,he must be a proud father to have such charming and lovely girls. you all look happy lol Angela

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