A Flowering Paradise

Cala de San Pedro

Cala de San Pedro

Yesterday morning we walked along the cliff path to San Pedro.

Mist coming in from the sea

Mist coming in from the sea, hippies washing on the well

It was a beautiful day, but soon after we reached San Pedro a mist swept in from the sea.




Wild marigold




Helianthemum almeriense

Bermuda buttercup

Bermuda buttercup

Our walk was enhanced by the beauty and variety of wild flowers along the path and in the valley of San Pedro.

Wild asparagus

Wild asparagus

The most festive of these was the wild asparagus of which the blue-green, thorny leaves and deep red berries are reminiscent of holly.


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.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to A Flowering Paradise

  1. Yves Cantraine says:

    Merry Christmas!!!

  2. angela bell says:

    Merry Christmas Merrys! love Angela and Steve!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s