There’s been a long drought in these parts. The valley fields are shorn and parched. Scottish people (bringing rain in their pockets) to the rescue!
Bright spots of green poplars show the mountain springs. A muddy puddle from last night’s rain is thronged with butterflies. But look here:
The village orchards and vegetable plots are lush and green, watered by a network of rills fed by snowmelt.