In the dry places of our planet, water takes on a special significance and the inhabitants of the human and non-human realms know all about its vital importance.
The Moors, who once graced this ancient kingdom of Al Andaluz for a thousand years, made water into some of the greatest works of art that man ever created.
While here, more prosaically in the medicine spot, it is the main reason for the incredible abundance of life in this special place.
Surrounded as I am by the ancient tombs of men, dating to the Stone Age and beyond, it is clear that the importance, or even sacredness, of this grove has been respected and known throughout millennia.
Moving in closer, I am drawn into the aquatic other-world, inhabited by strange and unfamiliar life.
In this miniature world, the delicate discarded feather of the sparrow becomes a giant floating island and the insignificant water fly takes on gargantuan proportions.
I personally find it endlessly rewarding to stop and gaze down upon the myriad beauty of nature.