Almond groves in Fernán Pérez

Almond groves

Almond groves

Behind the little village of Fernán Pérez there are groves of almond trees near an old, restored mill.
Almond blossom against the sky

Almond blossom against the sky

At this time of year the almond trees are bursting into blossom and, against the clear, blue Andalucian sky, are a glorious sight.
Almond trees in blossom

Almond trees in blossom


Almond trees and old mill

Almond trees and old mill

The old mill, a relic of the times when cereal crops were widely grown here in Almeria, adds interest to the landscape.

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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 Almond groves in Fernán Pérez

  1. Tanya says:

    as someone who is moving to Spain at the end of the year I am very much enjoying your blog

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