However, it’s sinuous bed lies bereft of water as it awaits the more sustained winter rains.
The memory of the stream remained along its length thought the summer, marked as the palest shade of green meandering down the mountain.
The stage is now set and gradually the water table is rising with each subsequent shower.
There just below the surface the brook is flowing, soon to emerge and enliven the ecology with its fluid form and meditative sound.
The Dehesa becomes more animate with each passing day.
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Photo: The garganta at Saladaviciosa. Courtesy of the author.