Rain Refreshes

Olive trees in a barranco

Olive trees in a barranco

Yesterday morning it rained quite heavily for the first time in months and the countryside has been transformed.
Bornos and the commune

Bornos and the commune

This morning, we took a circular walk from our house around the estepa to the old mill of Bornos and back. The colours of the countryside looked so fresh.
Ruins on the estepa

Ruins on the estepa

Ploughed field below Bornos

Ploughed field below Bornos

Green grass is shooting up where privately owned land has been ploughed. This ploughing is not for the purpose of growing crops but for the benefit of the wild partridges.
Wild rocket in flower

Wild rocket in flower

The rains should bring on the wild flowers. The students from Kew Gardens are coming here for their annual field trip (24th Successive Year) in three weeks’ time so we hope there will be plenty of flora for them to observe.
Boats at Las Negras

Boats at Las Negras

Boats on the beach

Boats on the beach

This afternoon, we went down to Las Negras were it was very warm and sunny but very quiet. Here are a couple of cheerful photos of the little fishing boats.

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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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