5 Words for Nature Lovers | Green Activist

Nature lover is someone who adores vegetation, wildlife, and other natural phenomena. They will find the nature as a veritable paradise. From regal snowcapped mountain ranges or transparent aquamarine ocean waters, the beauties that nature offers delight people around the globe. When you love something, you want to talk about it. Sometimes you just can’t describe them with words, but sometimes there’s a perfect expression to capture the awesomeness of natural sights. Here are the 5 words for nature lovers. These five words are to be known by every nature lover.

Trees, nature, forest. Image Source: Nature

Trees, nature, forest. Image Source: Nature

Psithurism

Psithurism. Image Source: Grammarly

Psithurism. Image Source: Grammarly


Psithurism—the sound of the wind in the trees

When the wind rustles the leaves, the trees seem to be whispering the secrets of the universe. Psithurism, the sound of the wind in the trees, is an obsolete word derived from the Greek word for whispering.

For adventurous, take a stroll along the garden path and embrace the Psithurism of the tree in the breeze.

Smultronställe

Smultronställe. Image Source: Grammarly

Smultronställe. Image Source: Grammarly


Smultronställe—a small, remote place where wild strawberries grow or hidden secret place

In Swedish, a Smultronställe is a small, remote place where wild strawberries grow. Imagine a pretty place in the wilderness, a special, hidden place where you can relax and enjoy the smell of fresh berries ripening in the sun. Swedes also use this word to talk about “rare moments of peaceful tranquility.”

Petrichor

Petrichor. Image Source: Grammarly

Petrichor. Image Source: Grammarly


Petrichor—the earthy smell that follows a rainfall

The word’s origins are Greek, derived from combining the Greek word for stone and ichor, the blood of mythological gods. Here’s a quote from Somewhere Only We Know by Alexander Thian: “That’s petrichor. It’s the most comforting scent. When the rain meets the Earth, memories rise. . .”

The pleasant petrichor, of the morning rain, always calm me down

Apricate

Apricate. Image Source: Grammarly

Apricate. Image Source: Grammarly


Apricate—to bask in the sun

Apricate is a verb that English inherited from Latin, and it means to bask in the sun or to expose to sunlight.

If your favorite thing to do on vacation is tan, you might spend a lot of time apricating.

Moonwake

Moonwake. Image Source: Grammarly

Moonwake. Image Source: Grammarly


Moonwake—when the moon’s reflection on the water seems to follow as you walk

You might see moonglade in the lines of poems such as this one by Edgar Rice Burroughs, “Heaven was full of silent stars, and there was a moonglade on the water that stretched almost from him to Rose.” While a moonglade is a flash of moonlight reflecting on water, its synonym moonwake is a great word to describe how the moon’s reflection on the water seems to follow you as you walk along the shore.

Marines sometimes call the moving path of light leading to the moon the moonwake, because it looks like the whitewash of a ship’s wake.

These were the 5 words for nature lovers. Missed any other words that could describe the nature? If yes, share your thoughts in the comment section below.

 

Reference: Grammarly

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