Celebrating the February 'Snow' Moon (2016)

This morning at 6am I saw the ‘snow moon’ of February hanging full and weighty in the pre-dawn sky.


How to find language to capture and express the experience?


When I take time to look patiently, words arise.


When I consciously expand my vocabulary, I not only express my experience more aptly, but I also live it more broadly and richly.


Did you know that Scots has at least 421 terms for snow? It’s true!


My picture contains (just) 24 words for the conditions of snow and ice, from Scots, Gaelic, and travellers’ cant.