The Shortest Day – Las Negras 2013

Las Negras looking towards the boats and cottages

Las Negras looking towards the boats and cottages

Two years ago, when we lived on the estepa above Las Negras, we posted on this blog an entry titled “The Shortest Day” containing photos from a walk around the tracks near our then home . Today we thought we would repeat the experience so here are some photos from Las Negras taken this afternoon.
Boat on the beach

Boat on the beach

Although the morning was cloudy with some showers the afternoon was bright and sunny.
Beach, floats and sea

Beach, floats and sea

The December light was beautiful as you can see from the photos taken along the beach.
Two girls having fun

Two girls having fun

The only other people on the beach were two little girls who were brave enough to paddle in the sea.
The rambla on our way home

The rambla on our way home

The low sun casts long shadows but this helps to make the landscape look dramatic.
Looking back towards las Negras

Looking back towards las Negras

The last two photos were taken while walking back from the village to our house.

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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 pn a small farmer the town of Alhabia in the Alpujarra Almeriense in the Province of Almeria. 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 portraiture and 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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