Another week’s worth of wave watching posts on my Insta @fascinocean_kiel! See it all below the cut.
I thought it was fascinating to see the ripples in the sand here (and in contrast to the ones we see in waves, these are clearly asymmetrically formed by the current) and the short standing waves, locked in place because they propagate at the exact same speed, but opposite direction, as the current.
Always fascinating how different surfaces lead to very different pattern after rain — from films to many tiny droplets. The interaction between nano structures and surface tension of the water leads to these pretty images.
Super cool how these drops are so asymmetrically formed. Seems unintuitive to me, but clearly that’s what surface tension and gravity make of a slanted twig and a little water.
How cute the images in the drops of those two leaves of rush carrying a string of more droplets! This is my favorite way of looking at plants — when they are dripping with water :D
I’ve recently started noticing how seldomly the water actually looks blue at the coast, and how little of the area we see is blue even on days where we would, on first instinct, paint everything blue.
I’ve been painting waves on several occasions recently. And when I look at them now, I sometimes see them in a paint-by-numbers style, as lots of small distinct areas of certain colors, which depend on the angle of view, the slope of the wave, the sky being reflected, the material of the ground underneath. Do you sometimes feel like you are detaching from things you are looking at all the time, and wondering if you’ve ever really seen them?
If these waves aren’t perfection I don’t know what is.
Wakes reaching the shore when the ship has long sailed past. Glad I decided to go for a longish walk this morning to do some #wavewatching, journaling and have a coffee. Always energizes me and helps me see my priorities more clearly.
Another ship with its pretty wake…
Isn’t that a pretty wake (and a pretty dramatic picture )?