I have returned to a green and burgeoning ecology.
These rains have left great ruin in many areas, lives have been lost and many homes simply washed away to the sea.
Upon the mountain, streams that have lain bereft of water for generations now run deep with crystal water.
All round springs gush and and hidden brooks emerge.
The plants that have withstood those many years of drought drink their fill of this life giving source.
But above all it is the green, a multitudinous palimpsest of verdance clothes the earth.
From each bright leaf the diamond dew drops sparkle to the humour of the sun.
This land of vivacious abundance shimmers in great contrast to the arid flowing reds of the desert.
It is this magnificent non-judgemental quality of nature that creates its wonderful diversity and in that diversity lies its strength.
It is good to return to this place called home.
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