Landskein: the weaving & braiding of horizon lines

Sometime last year I came across a word to describe layers of misty mountains. Fabulous! I thought. I’ll remember that. And promptly forgot it.

Today I finally found it again: landskein. Robert Macfarlane tells us:

Word of the day: “landskein” — the weaving & braiding of horizon lines, often seen most clearly on hazy days in hill country.

We look out on the Tararuas. I see landskein all the time.

Landskein, the Tararuas.

Landskein, the Tararuas.

Miraz Jordan @Miraz

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