The great spruces of the northern ecology stand tall to the Bavarian skies.
Fed by the abundant rainfall and snow melt of the Alps, they grow to an enormous size here.
So very different to the droughted and twisted olives and oaks of the Dehesa.
All around the shrub layer are familiar friends; hazel, willow and ash.
These are the familiar trees of my own home ecology of England.
The rustle of leaf litter, the gentle giving of moss and grass coupled with that sweet decaying humous scent, so typical of the great boreal forest that encircles the Northland’s, reach out and caress me with memory.
This is a homecoming of sorts and a reminder of where the journey began.
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