Veranillo de San Martin

Looking back from the footpath to Cala de Enmedio this morning

Looking back from the footpath to Cala de Enmedio this morning

This time of year we always get a spell of glorious weather here. The Spanish call it el veranillo de San Martin, The little summer of Saint Martin. Indeed for over a week we have had beautiful sunny days with the weather a little above 20C.

Cala de Enmedio

Cala de Enmedio

Today we went to the remote beach, Cala de Enmedio between Las Negras and Agua Amarga. The beach was deserted but the storms of ten days ago had washed a lot of seaweed on to the sandy shore but the sea was crystal clear.

Cliffs at Cala de Enmedio

Cliffs at Cala de Enmedio

As usual the startling, white cliffs stood out against the blue sky.

Cypressses in the valley

Cypresses in the valley

On the way back we stopped to photograph these cypresses which made a dramatic picture into the light with the shadowy mountains behind.

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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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