Dark, sombre and expectant the pregnant atmosphere is riven with the crazed barking of dogs and the nervous talk of birds.
All life has been driven to the edge with this long drought and the promise of rain is almost too much to bear it seems.
It is time, it is time, the call rings out from every tree and rock as tired summer worn senses turn once more to the merciful west.
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Photo: Betis from Saladaviciosa. Courtesy of the author.