Moko is an explorer. As he travels the world continent by continent, he makes many friends and discovers many natural phenomena which sometimes delight him, and other times scare him. Each animated episode recounts an adventure and takes an "original story" approach to explaining these natural phenomena. In this episode, Moko had gone to see his friend, the wise old man who lives on the other side of the village. There were such pretty flowers that Moko could spend the entire day contemplating them. The old man picked a beautiful rose and handed it to Moko. But on the way back, the sun was so hot that the flower began to wilt. Moko was so sad that he laid the withered rose on the ground and started to cry. The wind rose, sweeping across the ground. Moko then saw that his rose was still there, more beautiful than ever and sparkling, its petals solid as stone. It had become a desert rose, as rare as water in the desert.