Lying in a forgotten corner of the Dehesa, a small pool remains against all the odds.
It sits in the crook of a meander and this radiant jewel enlivens its environs with the light from a thousand limpid facets.
Here one finds a tiny memory of that far off spring and the air is rich with the somnolence of the bees and sweet with the perfume of mint.
Dragonflies hawk the air above and butterflies dance from flower to flower.
This is a moment of quiet grace away from the fierce daysky of an Andalucián summer.
It is a reminder of the soft days to come and the never ending cycles of life.
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Photo: Rio Saladaviciosa. Courtesy of the author.