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Word of the Day: “glisk”––sunlight glimpsed through a break in the clouds; a fleeting glance at a glittering sight; a brief glow…

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Cornwall Council declared #ClimateEmergency in Jan. & plans a 20,000 acre “Forest For Cornwall”. Good for wildlife, people &…

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"Nearly every book has the same architecture—cover, spine, pages—but you open them onto worlds & gifts far beyond what paper &…

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Word of the day: “nefelibata” –– literally a “cloud-walker”; that is, a daydreamer, one who wanders lost in thought or wonder…

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I introduced a remarkable person (Ai Weiwei) to a remarkable tree (the Great Oriental Plane Tree) this afternoon….

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Word of the day: “micro-season” - in the classical Japanese calendar the year is divided into 72 five-day micro-seasons or kō….

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Words of the day: “trophic asynchrony”, “phenological mismatch” - disruptions to established seasonal patterns of migration,…

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"What happens to us Is irrelevant to the world’s geology But what happens to the world’s geology Is not irrelevant to us. We…

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Word of the day: “slipshape” - in contrast to “shipshape” (tidy, ordered, regulated), that which is “slipshape” is characterised…

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Word of the day: “xanthophylls” - the class of pigments responsible for the yellows in both autumn leaves & egg-yolks….

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Words of the day: “empty forest” - a forest or jungle ecosystem that has lost its large mammals due to defaunation, while its…

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Word of the day: “dree” - to endure, bear with fortitude that which is wearisome, to last out (Scots). A “dree” is both a hard…

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Words of the day: “terrain vague” - apparently empty or abandoned interstitial spaces in towns & cities; e.g. vacant lots,…

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Word of the day: “defaunation” - the loss of animal populations & species across all forms of disappearance; from extinction to…

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