Words and pictures from the author of the Elizabeth Goodweather Appalachian Mysteries and the forthcoming And the Crows Took Their Eyes . . .
I am also fascinated by the aerated œuf.
Indeed it is everywhere - but it takes a keen eye to spot it, an enquiring brain to question it, a good photographer to record it, and a good blogger to write it up.
it certainly is....and i def can get a bit fascinated by the air bubbles in a boiling pan of eggs....
Always a treat to see through your eyes!I'd say even if you aren't explaining the theories, you're awakening the questions with your gorgeous photography of light in a boiling pan, on a window, on a sunny day, in the clouds at sunrise or sunset. You're my kind of physcist.
Some distant synapse is saying subatomic boiling. I don't remember what that means, however, or even if it is correct! All those tiny bubbles are fascinating, aren't they?The other night my 16 year old daughter launched into an explanation of why it takes more heat to heat water than it does oil to the same temperature and how that energy will then cook food faster. This led into why ice floats. It's all about the hydrogen bonds! So fun when our kids can start teaching us things!
There will be even more bubbles if you had vinegar to the water... it's a reaction to the calcite :-)I wish I could treat my right shoulder the same way right now... well I am not an egg :-)
I love physics and chemistry...and can't remember all the explanations any more, so am back to the awe of it all!
Vicki, your photographs are lovely in their composition, seen as abstractions. It's additionally interesting to think about water, bubbles, egg shells.I never studied physics either, and might take some sort of basic course one of these days. There's also probably one of those yellow/black paperbacks called Physics for Dummies that would greatly enlighten me.xo
Egg porn??? ;)
Anyone who can find joy and beauty in boiling eggs will find life wonderfully exciting and continuously fulfilling. The most significant things in life are often the littlest things. Thanks for sharing this wonderful little mystery. Lynne in GA
And here's why there are bubbles in case you're curious:http://www.leaderlobby.net/activities/science/egg_bubbles.phpHaven't a clue how to make this an active link, so please cut and paste.Lynne in GA
I think everything is magic about boiled eggs...egg salad, deviled eggs, chopped in green salad, or simply soft boiled in my little egg cup.
Get your mind out of the gutter, Rick! (Yes, that's why I put that picture first.)Thank you, Lynne! A great link.Check it out, you all...http://www.leaderlobby.net/activities/science/egg_bubbles.php
Lovely pictures of boiling eggs. I have to admit that I only ever watch for the cracked egg losing its egg white - there’s always one, at least.Next time I shall look for bubbles. So much more exciting.
Great photos, lovely brown eggs. Interesting link too - so THAT's why eggs crack in the water. Often wondered... That was a lovely little lesson just before I go to bed. I may dream of eggs now.
Well all I could think is where exactly is the goose that laid the ....s?
Yup...you said it..."ordinary magic is everywhere."
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