Wild Flowers in the Rambla

Wild Flowers in the Rambla

Wild Flowers in the Rambla

The wild flowers in the ramblas of Las Negras are at their best now. I have tried to capture the bursts of colour they create on the verges. This photo was taken yesterday afternoon. I have digitally altered it to create the effect I was looking.

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Cottage in the Country

Cottage in the Country

Cottage in the Country

I took this photo of this remote cottage up the Rambla de Las Negras this afternoon. It has been occupied but now seems abandoned. Perhaps someone will occupy it again in the spring. It looks idyllic with the bougainvillea growing up the wall and the olive tree providing shade outside the front door but there is no electricity, water needs to be collected from the stream trickling down the rambla and it is 45 minutes walk up a narrow track from the village Las Negras. Tranquil though, no neighbours and it makes a good photo. Lovely colors and textures.

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San Pedro, 4th January

San Pedro

San Pedro

A day of dazzling light and vibrant colours. We walked to San Pedro and I took this photo from above the beach with a palm and flowering cacti in the foreground. I used the palm to cut most of the glare while shooting into the sun. I will be posting more photos from today on http://countryhouseinspain.wordpress.com

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Rambla del Cuervo, Las Negras

Rambla del Cuervo, Las Negras

Rambla del Cuervo, Las Negras

Taken this afternoon while walking up the Rambla del Cuervo from Cala del Cuervo in Las Negras. I not only liked the colours of the trees and sky but the different textures of the old stone walls, sand and rocky mountain are interesting too.

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Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata, mountains and sea

Mountains and sea

Mountains and sea

Taken this afternoon looking back from the track that leads from the rambla below our house in las Negras up through the mountains to the village of Las Hortichuelas Altas. A typical view of the mountains and coast of the Parque Natural de Cabo De Gata and you can see volcanic geology of the area. Not a building in sight but much of this land was formerly farmed, abandoned terraces are evidence of this.

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Fortress by the beach in the New Year

Fortress by the beach

Fortress by the beach

Photo taken yesterday morning, 1st January on the beach, El Playazo. The fortress, Bateria de San Ramon, was built to protect the coast and the village of Rodalquilar a few km inland from Berber pirates after the smaller, 16th century castle in the valley behind failed to repel several attacks. You can see a few more photos from yesterday’s walk on https://countryhouseinspain.wordpress.com/2015/01/01/a-walk-on-new-years-day/

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Boats on the beach in winter

Boats on the beach at Las Negras in winter

Boats on the beach at Las Negras in winter

Photo taken this morning, 29th December at about 10.00. The light and colours here in December are beautiful. You can see a few more photos I took here in Las Negras this morning on https://countryhouseinspain.wordpress.com/2014/12/30/las-negras-this-morning-29th-december/

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