Friday, November 20, 2009

The shape of rain

“I think if you look at any facet of nature in enough detail, you find it fascinating. How could you not? The universe is so full of marvels. Here's an example -- rain, the shape of rain. I was minding my own business, working on my book, looking out the window, and it was raining and I was noticing that the raindrops were falling in that classic round-looking way, and I thought, 'I wonder if raindrops really are round?' So I started researching it a little, and I discovered that raindrops change shape 300 times a second.”


awitchtrying said...

Wow. That's such a beautiful picture and a great thought. Raindrops change shape 300 times a second. Makes you wonder just how mutable we can be if only we let ourselves.

Tammie Lee said...

lovely photo, red and a drop...of rain. How do people figure out the shape changes 300 times, amazing.

Delphyne said...

Thanks, awitchtrying - yes, it appears that raindrops are shapeshifters!

Thanks, Tammie Lee - always good to see you!