The Dehesa is crossed by many ancient stone walls, the result of a long labour down through the centuries.
They were crafted by the hands of the men of this place, a testament in living rock to their tender stewardship.
They have become such a part of here that they form living worlds in their own right, linear ecosystems and an anthropomorphic expression of the mountain.
Truly our humanity is indivisible from this the greater ecology.
In our brief time here, there is the chance to become fully participatory with the beauty of nature, to be the perceiver of its magnificent form.
Photo: The drystone walls of the Dehesa. Courtesy of the author.