westering sun

Evening light, Beaumaris (c. 1925) by Clarice Beckett. Painting held in the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne. Public domain.

I’ve been reading a couple more Garry Disher books this summer: Day’s End and The Way it is Now. I enjoy Disher’s books because, although they are relatively light reading, the author paints beautiful images and depicts recognisable humans. Occasionally, he uses words I haven’t heard or read before.

Like the verb ‘to wester’, for example in ‘the westering sun’. It can not only be used for the sun travelling west and the wind blowing more strongly from the west but also for people who move westward.