Now the rains have broken, these are amongst the first of the flowering plants to return to the Dehesa.
Perfectly adapted to withstand the furnace of the Andalucián summer, they now grow with an extraordinary rapidity.
This vivacity seems like a celebration of the joy of living, a gift to all upon the mountain.
The stage is set for the next chapter in this ancient landscape.
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Photo: Autumn bulbs at Saladaviciosa. Courtesy of the author.