After the Storm

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Las Negras this morning. 

After a long dry spell with hardly any rain for months we have just experienced the wettest weekend since we have lived in Las Negras. The rains arrived on Friday, continued with only short breaks throughout Saturday and last night the storms were at their worst.

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Boats on the beach at Las Negras

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Dramatic sea and sky

We walked down to the village this morning to see the results of the storm. The sea was still wild which made for some dramatic photos with the boats.

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Everything the sea could wash up was on the beach

The beach was covered with driftwood, cane and anything else the sea could throw onto it.

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Stranded at the end of the beach

Some of the small boats had suffered. This one was stranded at the end of the beach.

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Looking back at Las Negras through green fields

Walking back home we took this photo looking back through the fields to the village. A few weeks ago these fields were brown with just a few dried stalks of grass and withered shrubs. Suddenly, they have turned a lush green and new life is sprouting. The much-needed rain means that the wild flowers should be spectacular this spring.

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Rainbow above Las Negras

We returned this afternoon when the sun came out and took this photo of a rainbow dropping into the mountains behind Las Negras.

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Rainbow at El Cuervo

We walked to the next cove, El Cuervo, where we saw part of the rainbow dipping into the sea.

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Wild sea and rainbow, El Cuervo

More spectacular images here with the dramatic sky and wild sea.

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The full arc

 

The full arc of the rainbow briefly appeared and we captured it in this photo.

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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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2 Responses to After the Storm

  1. Pingback: Rainbow at El Cuervo | Colours of Spain

  2. jeune01 says:

    Such beautiful photos – thanks Margaret and Digby!

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