A trickle of water

Ramble de los Agüillas

Ramble de los Agüillas

The dry, sunny weather in Almeria continues and the landscape is looking arid for the time of year.
Poppies at the water's edge

Poppies at the water’s edge

Where there is water, though, you will always find greenery and an abundance of colourful wild flowers.
Wild flowers

Wild flowers

Along the Rambla de los Agüillas in Las Negras a trickle of water flows from a spring. By the water’s edge poppies, wild mustard and asphodels flourish.
Trickling down the rambla

Trickling down the rambla

We took these photos this morning during a more gentle walk than usual. Margaret fractured her arm when she fell while walking in the countryside on Friday. The ground is rock hard after the drought.

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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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