In one of my first blog entries I wrote about the natural phenomena
of the lines of wavy landscapes, fading in the distance.
Some days ago I read an article about a man called Simon Fitzwilliam-Hall
in the Süddeutsche Zeitung (in German). For half his life he was and still is
collecting forgotten terms that describe landscapes and their characteristics.
He already found about 50.000 terms in different languages an saved them from
dissapearing in his "Topoglossar"
In this article I came across a term fro the Outer Hebrides that I immediately
started to love:
"landskein, the - the weaving & braiding of horizon lines, often seen most clearly
on hazy days in hill country."