Almond blossom in the ramblas of Las Negras

Almond tree in blossom

Almond tree in blossom

During the last couple of weeks, the wild almond trees in the ramblas and barrancos of Las Negras have burst into blossom.
Barranco de las Agüilas

Barranco de las Agüilas


DSC06244a
Barranco de Las Negras

Barranco de Las Negras

Here are some photos from the Barranco de Las Agüilas and the Barranco de Las Negras.
Young almond trees in the Barranco de las Agüilas

Young almond trees in the Barranco de las Agüilas

The vibrant splashes of colour from the pink and white flowers illuminate the countryside and for us herald the arrival of spring.
Almond and fig trees

Almond and fig trees

The almond trees make a stark contrast with the fig trees which are now bare of leaves but starting to bud.
Almond blossom and bee

Almond blossom and bee

The droning of bees collecting the pollen from the flowers as you walk past a tree is a warming sound of nature.
Wild flowers

Wild flowers

The first wild flowers of the year are also adding colour to the countryside. The acid yellow of Bermuda buttercups and the bright orange of the little wild marigolds complement the vivid blue of the lavender.

Advertisements

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.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Almond blossom in the ramblas of Las Negras

  1. Looks like you had a soft Winter this year !

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s