Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Beauty in Violence

Last weekend, while househunting with my wife, I came across this very unusual marking in the sidewalk outside a home on the market.

At first I thought someone had imprinted a design into the pavement, but on closer look- the darkness was glass: molten glass.

I thought:  lighting strike?

And after a few seconds of tapping away on my iphone: YUP- that's what lightning striking pavement looks like.

A gorgeous fractal network of black fused silica in a light colored concrete substrate- beauty in nature, even if created by extreme violence.

We didn't put in an offer on the house.

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