Balaji Devarajan, Class of 2022
I’ll remember this winter for the depressing stretch of gloomy, cloudy, foggy, and wet weather for an entire week between Jan 21st and 27th. After a long wait, there was light at the end of the week.
That Sunday Jan 28th was literally a SUN-day as the sun shone bright on a clear sky. That’s also when I came across a new word “apricity”. It means the “warmth of the sun in winter”. How appropriate? It was still a cold winter day, but the sunlight made a lot of difference, and I enjoyed the apricity while volunteering at the Connemara Meadow.
When I looked up the meaning of apricity, I also picked up “hiemal” which means “relating to winter”. Hence the title of this short note!
Past weather source: Timeanddate.com
Read more here: https://www.merriam-webster.com/wordplay/winter-words