Barranco de las Agüillas

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Barranco de las Agüillas

Here are some photos taken yesterday when we walked along the Barranco de las Agüillas in Las Negras.

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Fig trees and flowers

The countryside around us is still looking beautiful with the spring flowers in profusion, fig trees in full leaf and the hillsides covered in greenery.

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Thistles, flowers and figs

The weather has been warm and sunny and is set fine for the rest of the week so visitors here for Semana Santa will be able to enjoy the countryside of the Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata as its best.

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Thistle flower with beetles

The thistles are coming into flower. Here is an interesting photo of two beetles investigating an intense yellow flower.

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Poppies and daisies

Poppies and yellow daisies form colourful groups along the banks of the barranco.

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Looking back to Las Negras through grasses and flowers

In a few weeks all this vegetation will have dried out and the countryside will take on its parched, summer hues.

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Enjoy the countryside

Enjoy it now!

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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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