Already the days are noticeably shorter and the sun sets a little further to the south of west.
These cardinal changes are pointing the ecology towards the coming winter.
Deep within the soil the seed has been broadcast, bulbs and tubers burgeon and countless millions of insects move restlessly, all waiting the succour of the rains.
This vast latency can be sensed in those Stygian depths as a barely contained murmur of sheer livingness.
The stage is set for the rebirth of the Dehesa.
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Photo: Betis from Saladaviciosa. Courtesy of the author.