Chameleon

Chameleon

Chameleon

We came across this chameleon just up the road outside our house this evening. Digby went back to the house to get the camera while I coaxed the reptile onto a brush of dead wood.
Full length shot of the chameleon

Full length shot of the chameleon

We have never seen one of these in Spain although we do not believe them to be rare in Andalucia. We would like to know more about them.
Climbing down

Climbing down

Fortunately, we live in a very quiet cul-de-sac and the chameleon climbed off the wood and disappeared into safety in the scrub on the hillside opposite.

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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 Chameleon

  1. Angela says:

    Wonderful,you will have to give him a name!!

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