Today was a day when the Snake Eagles and Black Kites decided to make the perilous sea crossing to Africa.
As the last traces of moisture are sucked from the soil by the ferocious summer temperatures. The grasses and wild flowers take on striking geometric forms.
The common place and the plain can be so easily overlooked.
The blooming of the Great Willowherb marks a seasonal crossing point here in Andalucia.
Nature never tires of selfless giving, and once more I find myself close to water as the fierce Calima heat builds and builds from distant Saharan lands.
The Calima is a hot desert wind that blows straight from the Sahara, and today it has cloaked the mountain in an oppressive and heavy heat.
The huge glistening Oil Beetle is one of the few residents that actively seeks the searing midday heat of Andalucia.
Each creature has its own allotted time, place, and role within the ecology.
As the sun glides gently down towards the horizon every night, so the birds begin to flock together.
This is a masterpiece in a different kind of blue.
As with those moments either side of sunset or sunrise, the emergence of the moon over the mountain is met with a pausing of the songs, calls, and movement of the nightwalkers.
The golden wind reveals itself as shimmering ripples in this limpid pool.
As the incessant heat continues to build, most living things retreat further into dark, shady and moist corners of this Andalusian ecology.
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