This flower raises its head to acknowledge the sun as it gracefully peers over the high Sierra.
A singular exclamation of pure white picked out in a sea of latent green.
It is the first of the chamomiles to open to the life giving radiance of our generous star.
Soon it will be followed by untold millions as the great chamomile lawns of the Dehesa unfurl to welcome in the Spring.
Underfoot the sharp apple scent of this noble plant is redolent, a promise of the magnificence to come.
In this moment it is a lonely herald, a standard bearer for the softer times. Yet its brazen cry across the greensward is unmistakable.
The flowers are coming.
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