Moment by moment the flanks of stone and earth don the green mantle of sheer livingness.
The seed is cracked open now and the furnace summer has burnt away so much that was no longer needed.
In this moment the ecology is a blank canvas and one that Gaia is beginning to add hue and tone to.
These delicate brush strokes of green are being laid down with every breath of soft autumn wind.
For the next two months a thousand shades of this verdant colour will be added from natures wild palette.
Even at this early stage of life though, deep within the latency of the seedlings, the great colours of the flowers are beginning to form.
The flowers are returning.
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Photo: Betis from Saladaviciosa. Courtesy of the author.