In just two short weeks the temperatures have dropped by twenty degrees and today a keen wind blows in off the Atlantic.
This is the second spring of the Dehesa and the time of the bulbs and corms.
Soon the whites, purples and yellows of these magnificent flowers will start to bejewel the flanks of the mountain.
Around me the air is rich with the mellifluous calls and songs of the birds. Underfoot the soft earth is traversed with the spoor of the herbivores and their hunters.
Sound, sight, touch, taste and scent. The senses are invoked as the multilayered feast is laid out in front of all of the denizens of this place.
Simply walking, one becomes deeply participant in the sheer livingness of life on our small blue planet.
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Photo: Betis from Saladaviciosa. Courtesy of the author.