Landscapes, Flora and San Pedro in June

looking inland from the path to San Pedro

Looking inland from the path to San Pedro

The exceptional, long, green grasses which covered the countryside and mountains around the Parque Natural this spring have now dried and the landscape has taken on hues of orange and yellow as we enter summer. The photo above taken from the track between Las Negras and San Pedro yesterday illustrates this well.

Blue Delphiniums and a little spider

Blue Delphiniums and a little spider

There are still some wild flowers. Blue delphiniums grow alongside the path ….

Almerian dianthus

Almerian dianthus

…. as well as the delicate little Almerian dianthus.

Cat's claws

Cat’s claws

Along the cliff path the yellow-flowered cats’ claws form clumps of bright colour.

Daisy on the cliff path

Daisy on the cliff path

There are always some dramatic photos to be taken on the final part of the walk along the cliffs down to Cala de San Pedro.

Daisy at the Castillo de San Pedro

Daisy at the Castillo de San Pedro

Daisy looking down on the beach

Daisy looking down on the beach

Daisy managed to feature in most of them.

Daisy on the beach at San Pedro

Daisy on the beach at San Pedro

The beach was uncrowded and a delight. The different tones of blue of the Mediterranean here are beautiful.

Looking down at the south end of the beach. El Playazo in the distance

Looking down at the south end of the beach. El Playazo de Rodalquilar in the distance

This last photo was taken looking down on the south end of the beach on our way back to Las Negras.

End of Las Negras beach

End of Las Negras beach

We had a Levante wind most of last week. South-facing San Pedro is sheltered but in Las Negras the sea off the beach has been quite rough, as this photo taken from the end of the beach last Thursday shows.

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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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