From all over the mountain the rich scents of water on dust drifted to slake the parched senses of the denizens.
All around me the ecology drinks deeply at this limpid well of abundant water.
Yet, with the knowledge of untold summers they know that the drought is not yet ended.
There is still a keen watchfulness and caution before the ground releases the latency of the stored seeds.
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Photo: Asphodel at Saladaviciosa. Courtesy of the author.