Monday, March 4, 2013

Yes, I Am Easily Entertained


Tiny bubbles in the water as I hard cook some eggs . . .

Fascinating! To me, at least.

What causes them? 

I never took Physics  -- might I have learned the answer there?

Doesn't matter -- I love watching them . . .

I do wonder about this bulls-eye effect though. A ripple caused by a rising bubble? 
Or the reflection of my camera's lens?
 
Ordinary magic is everywhere . . . if you just look.
 
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17 comments:

Martin said...

I am also fascinated by the aerated œuf.

Alan Burnett said...

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.

Brian Miller said...

it certainly is....and i def can get a bit fascinated by the air bubbles in a boiling pan of eggs....

Kath Marsh said...

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.

KarenB said...

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!

Thérèse said...

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 :-)

B. Rogers, Living in Black Mountain said...

I love physics and chemistry...and can't remember all the explanations any more, so am back to the awe of it all!

Frances said...

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

R. Burnett Baker said...

Egg porn??? ;)

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

And here's why there are bubbles in case you're curious:


http://www.leaderlobby.net/activities/science/egg_bubbles.php

Haven't a clue how to make this an active link, so please cut and paste.

Lynne in GA

NCmountainwoman said...

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.

Vicki Lane said...

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

Friko said...

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.

jennyfreckles said...

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.

katy gilmore said...

Well all I could think is where exactly is the goose that laid the ....s?

Darla said...

Yup...you said it..."ordinary magic is everywhere."