Month: January 2020

Liquid Nitrogen

When I saw the clouds I thought it might be liquid oxygen. I imagined the man breathing it in and wondered whether it might upset his system. Only now, thinking about it, I wonder whether clouds of oxygen boiling off might be a fire hazard. I asked him, and he said it was liquid nitrogen. Then I thought of nitrogen narcosis suffered by deep divers. How the mind runs off with thoughts. He said he was delivering it to the doctors’ surgery where they used it to burn off warts, etc. For that amount of liquid nitrogen, how many warts must there be in Cambridge? Photographed with my iPhone 8

Weaver Bird

It’s been a while since I posted here, or so it seems. So here is a weaver bird hanging in the nest it is building. Tamara and I watched weaver birds when we were in South Africa in September. One thing I kept thinking was that the birds never seemed to step back and say ‘Right, it’s finished.’ Rather, they keep twisting, tying, adding and tweaking endlessly. Here’s the full frame of the close-up above.