El Valle

El Valle de Rodalquilar

El Valle de Rodalquilar

Castillo de Rodalquilar

Castillo de Rodalquilar

The weather in Spain is still unsettled. A succession of fronts from the Atlantic is bringing us strong winds and showers but, as always in Almeria, the sun attempts to break through.

The path from the castle

The path from the castle

Olive trees by the path

Olive trees by the path

This morning, in the valley of Rodalquilar, the sun breaking through threatening dark skies provided us with some very dramatic landscapes.

Palm tree, Bermuda buttercups and castle

Palm tree, Bermuda buttercups and castle

Palms, olives and buttercups

Palms, olives and buttercups

Palm trees swaying in the wind, the old castle, the brooding mountains, the fresh greens after the recent rains and the carpets of yellow oxalis (Bermuda buttercups) contributed to drama and colour in these photos.
Palms against the sea

Palms against the sea

Palms and a field of buttercups

Palms and a field of buttercups

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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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