Rambla de Las Negras in December

Ramble de Las Negras

Ramble de Las Negras

We thought you might like these photos taken along the Rambla de Las Negras yesterday afternoon.

Light and shade

Light and shade

The low December sun creates a beautiful light and casts long shadows.



The sunlight picking out the agaves against the mountains is particularly dramatic.

Rock formations

Rock formations

So is the fascinating geology of the rock formations on the mountains.

Fig tree

Fig tree

The leaves on the fig trees are beginning to change color but winter is so short here that no sooner have the leaves fallen that new buds will appear.

The green valley

The green valley

We have some rain this time of year, particularly overnight. so where the rambla widens into a hidden valley it is particularly lush and green


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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2 Responses to Rambla de Las Negras in December

  1. Moira McRae says:

    Beautiful photos Dig y. Can’t wait to walk the gorgeous countryside again. Soon!!

  2. Thys Wim says:

    Indeed very nice pictures. Hope to come soon. Meanwhile short citytrip to Budapest. Cold and rainy.

    Wim Thys

    Op 2-dec.-2014 om 09:40 heeft Country Life in Spain het volgende geschreven:

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