There’s really nothing like a sweet potato roasted in the heart of a wood fire. A wood fire lit out under a clear big sky with a full moon. After a long day of hiking. A day of hiking in the desert on a super hot day of vivid blue, brown, and gold. Delicious flavours, textures and colours.
I spent most of last week on retreat in Death Valley. It was Spring break, and I was tired, a bit worn down, and somewhat adrift, focus-wise, so this was good to do, camping out under the stars for a while. I hope that this explains the previous two posts, and their images (here and here). They are of patterns in the sand that I saw one evening as the sun was setting. It’s quite marvelous to notice the patterns that exist out there in nature, and it’s always wonderful to think about the lovely physics that shapes those patterns, adding so much texture and beauty to the world around us.
The semester started again today, and it is time to write a lecture on rotating black holes for my class. I’ll mention a little more on the physics of sand in the next post.
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