Snow on the Sierras

Cortijo del fraile, the Ermita and the Sierras behind

Cortijo del fraile, the Ermita and the Sierras behind

Yesterday, Spain was battered by high winds and torrential rain caused floods, particularly in the north of the country. Here in the Cabo de Gata, during the morning, it rained for the first time since November and in the afternoon, and for most of the night, a fierce gale raged. This morning, although there was a cool breeze, the wind dropped and the sunshine returned.
Old gold mine workings

Old gold mine workings

For our morning walk we parked by the old gold mine workings at Minas de Avellan and took the path that hugs the ridge above Cortijo del Fraile.
Wide angle panorama

Wide angle panorama

The views inland over the old Ermita del Fraile to the Sierras were spectacular.
Ermita del Fraile and the sierras

Ermita del Fraile and the sierras

Not only has the Sierra Nevada received fresh snow but also the peaks of the Sierra de Gador and Sierra de las Filabres were dusted with snow.


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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One Response to Snow on the Sierras

  1. jeune01 says:

    Wonderful photography again!………………….June

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