All along this garganta, the primal equation of water, sunlight and crushed rock manifest as verdant magnificence.
The incredible latency of being is unleashed once more upon the Dehesa as the earth moves to that primavernal meeting in the heavens.
The winter of drawing down within is coming to an end and that solitude of promise is replaced with the exuberance of growth.
As the mountain warms beneath the sun, there is a preparedness for the return of butterfly, bird and bee.
To the far south, the birds are crossing the fearsome Sahara, whilst within rotten stump the bees are stirring, and under leaf caterpillars eat their fill, as they begin that most miraculous of transformations.
In the air, something has shifted overnight, there is an undeniable warmth and softness to its touch.
The wheel has turned and all life rejoices at the approach of spring.
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