The Physics of Stacked Rocks
Stacked rocks in my front yard.
Funny, Pfeif.Posted by John Venlet on 05/05 at 10:16 AM
They look like cairns.Posted by RKN on 05/05 at 11:35 AM
You’ve got yourself the beginning of a Zen garden.Posted by Yabu on 05/05 at 09:10 PM
Rod, they do look a bit like cairns, though a bit more precariously balanced than the example at the link.Posted by John Venlet on 05/06 at 06:26 AM
Yabu. While it appears that I do have the beginning of a Zen garden, I mostly have less lawn to mow.Posted by John Venlet on 05/06 at 06:28 AM
- Posted by mike on 05/08 at 07:33 AM
Mike, those are some fine examples of the physics of stacked rocks. Thanks.Posted by John Venlet on 05/08 at 07:39 AM
Apologies, John! I was just bored while eating!
That dam (and its nearby cousins) actually withstood a magnitude seven quake just over ten years ago - with the epicentre only about fifty miles away to the north. Whether it would withstand a quake like the one that hit Fukushima last year is another question.Posted by mike on 05/08 at 12:37 PM
Apologies? I don’t need no stinkin’ apologies for you posting that comment or the pics you linked to. I thought the pics were dead on subject, Mike.Posted by John Venlet on 05/08 at 12:48 PM
John: I mistook your comment for sarcasm! Doesn’t matter. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I might yet be able to get some old aerial pics (circa 1993) of the excavators at work dressing the downstream face of the dam. It must have been a lot of painstaking work.Posted by mike on 05/09 at 08:48 AM