Someone I enjoy following on Twitter is Robert Macfarlane. He’s written a book called The Lost Words, and this is what I look forward to in his tweets as well… descriptions of old words used to describe things in nature.
Here is an example:
Word of the day: “midwinter” – the day of shortest sunlight, when the sun reaches its lowest maximum height in the sky, and after which the light begins its slow climb back. The winter solstice; the year’s true turn; my day of most hope.
Today is December 21, the darkest day of the year. It’s nice knowing that it can only… Read More