After Easter

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Remaing visors enjoying Las Negras

Thanks to the sunny, warm weather, last week our little corner of Andalucia was packed with visitors for Semana Santa. The whole of Spain must have headed south to enjoy the spring sunshine. At last the crowds have gone but the fine weather continues.

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Boats on the beach

Here are some photos taken in Las Negras yesterday morning.

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Las Negras yesterday morning

The remaining visitors have been able to enjoy it here at its tranquil best.

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San Pedro with bananas

This morning we walked to San Pedro which, as always, was idyllic.

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Aloe and fig tree

The yellow flowers of the aloe vera and the fresh, green leaves of the fig trees make a striking contrast against the blues of the sky and sea.

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San Pedro beach and castle

The beach was virtually deserted although there were a few swimmers and sunbathers.

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Hippy shack

The colourful, hippy shacks behind the beach looked very attractive today.

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Clear waters of San Pedro

The water here is crystal clear and the sandy beach is very different from Las Negras, which is mostly pebbles at the moment.

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Spanish Festoon butterfly

The lack of rain means that the botanists from Kew Gardens, who arrive next week for their annual field trip to Las Negras ,will be disappointed with the lack for flora. There are many spectacular butterflies about though. Here is a Spanish Festoon.

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From the beach at San Pedro

A final photo from San Pedro

 

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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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One Response to After Easter

  1. jeune01 says:

    Beautiful photos Margaret and Digby………and………Happy birthday to you Digby for tomorrow…….June…………Australia.

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