Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Umbriferous

Umbriferous means providing shade.

The depth of Lydford Gorge would make it a pleasantly shady place to walk in summer, even without the umbriferous canopy of vegetation.


26 comments:

suzy doodling said...

I'm glad of the umbriferousness of our parasol, attached to our garden table. It's a bit like umbrella, that word isn't it?

lizy-expat-writer said...

Beautiful - as long as you don't break an ankle, when the umbriferous trees would hide you from any rescuing helicopter.

Oscar said...

Nice word that rolls off the tongue.

Patsy said...

It is, Suzy. They must be connected, surely?

Patsy said...

They would, Lizy. Best tread carefully.

Patsy said...

It does, Oscar.

TracyFells said...

What a fabulous word, Patsy. And Lydford Gorge one of my favourite places. Grew up in Plymouth & we spent many a Sunday afternoon walking through here :)

Janet Gogerty said...

...from the Latin word Umbra for shade - I wish I had learned Latin - how many words we use originate from one simple Latin word!

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Have never used the word but did know the Latin root! Love that photo.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I know you make up words...

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That looks really peaceful...

Linda G. said...

Lovely word! Never even knew it existed. Thanks for sharing it with us. :)

Maggie May said...

There are so many beautiful words in our language that never get used in ordinary conversation (not by me anyway). And if I were to write them they would sound contrived. I'm sure there is an umbrella link there though.

Misha Gericke said...

Aaah... looks so cool and calm. :-)

Beverly Fox said...

That's a new one for me!

Sue Blackburn said...

Gorgeous word for a gorgeous photo x

Patsy said...

I've only been once, Tracy. I'd like to go again and see it in other seasons.

Patsy said...

I only know a few latin words, Janet - those connected with plants and Naval mottos.

Patsy said...

I didn't know either, Rosemary.

Patsy said...

You can't prove that, Mac.

Patsy said...

It was, Alex - except by the bigger waterfalls.

Patsy said...

I keep wondering what I might be forgetting each time I learn something new, Linda.

Patsy said...

Some words deserve to be used more though, don't they, Maggie?

Patsy said...

It's a relaxing place, Misha.

Patsy said...

I hope you'll find a use for it, Beverly.

Patsy said...

They do go well together, don't they, Sue?