Nature Words That Start With S

Looking for nature words that start with S to help you describe scenery, landscapes, the environment, or something to do with nature and mother earth?

Nature is the phenomena of the physical world we’re all surrounded by. At times it’s powerful, mystical, breathtaking, wonderful… and hard to put into words that express the emotions and feelings it evokes!

Hopefully, you’ll find what you’re looking for here. I’ve put together a list of words and powerful adjectives that mean a lot to me and help me to put into words some of the beauty we’re surrounded by.

Good luck, I hope you find the words you’re looking for!

Words to Describe Nature Beginning With S

Safe – (of a place) affording security or protection.

Sane – reasonable or sensible.

Scampering – (especially of a small animal or child) run with quick light steps, especially through fear or excitement.

Scenic – providing or relating to views of impressive or beautiful natural scenery.

Season – each of the four divisions of the year (spring, summer, autumn, and winter) marked by particular weather patterns and daylight hours, resulting from the earth’s changing position with regard to the sun.

Seasonal – relating to or characteristic of a particular season of the year.

Sediment – particulate matter that is carried by water or wind and deposited on the surface of the land or the seabed, and may in time become consolidated into rock.

Sensuous – relating to or affecting the senses rather than the intellect.

Serene – calm, peaceful, and untroubled; tranquil.

Serenity – the state of being calm, peaceful, and untroubled.

Shelter – a place giving temporary protection from bad weather or danger.

Shore – the land along the edge of a sea, lake, or other large body of water.

Singing – melodious whistling and twittering sounds made by a bird or birds.

Smells – the faculty or power of perceiving odors or scents by means of the organs in the nose.

Snow – atmospheric water vapor frozen into ice crystals and falling in light white flakes or lying on the ground as a white layer.

Soft – having a smooth surface or texture; not rough or coarse.

Solar – relating to or denoting energy derived from the sun’s rays.

Soluble – (of a substance) able to be dissolved, especially in water.

Sounds – vibrations that travel through the air or another medium and can be heard when they reach a person’s or animal’s ear.

Sparkling – shining brightly with flashes of light.

Spatial – relating to or occupying space.

Special – better, greater, or otherwise different from what is usual.

Spectacular – beautiful in a dramatic and eye-catching way.

Spiritual – relating to or affecting the human spirit or soul as opposed to material or physical things.

Splendid – magnificent; very impressive.

Spring – move or jump suddenly or rapidly upwards or forwards.

Sprouting – (of a plant) put out shoots.

Staunch – very loyal and committed in attitude.

Stormy – (of weather) characterized by strong winds and usually rain, thunder, lightning, or snow.

Stream – a small, narrow river.

Stunning – extremely impressive or attractive.

Sun-Drenched – (of a place) receiving a great deal of sunlight.

Sun-Kissed – made warm or brown by the sun.

Sunlit – illuminated by direct light from the sun.

Sunny – (of a place) receiving much sunlight.

Sweeping – extending or performed in a long, continuous curve.

Sweet – (of air, water, or food) fresh, pure, and untainted.

Sweet-Smelling – having a sweet, pleasant smell.

Are there any words beginning with the letter S that you think should be on this list? If so, please drop me a comment below and I’d be happy to add them to the list.

If you want to find more powerful words that will help you describe the wondrous beauty of nature, please click the letters below to see my lists for other letters in the alphabet:


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