Blue Skies o'er Blackminster

You've perhaps noticed the thatched roof and the "adobe" walls of the bourrine.  Another interesting feature is the crest of the roof.  Like the walls, it is made of "argile" or clay from the swamp.  This clay seals the highest part of the roof, but it is fragile.  This "cactus on a hot thatched roof" loves the temperatures and the direct sunlight, and its roots give stability to the clay that holds the structure together.
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