Blue Sky & Microwave Oven Interference (July Squares Day 1)

 

It is time for Becky’s Squares – and for July she is asking to explore the color Blue.

Here is my take – a blue sky….

This photo was chosen for day 1 of the blue squares because I was thinking of Bushboy’s “tangled” take (here) and Kelvin’s recent fiction where he mentioned someone “saw a sky bluer than anything I could imagine. This blueness was sublime, as if my eyes had been painted with a new palette” (here).  However, the antenna and dish in this photo is what stood out to me. I took this photo right around the time of hearing about the solving of the “mysterious radio signals” that baffled scientists at Australia’s Parkes radio telescope for 17 years – it turned out to be a microwave oven from the staff break room. 
A microwave oven in the kitchen at the Parkes Observatory, which was used by staff members to heat up their lunch sent mysterious signals – twice a year – but get this – it only happened when someone opened the oven door before the food had finished heating. “If you set it to heat and pull it open to have a look, it generates interference” – more here

Oh – and I had this little chart for blue from last year when I featured some O’Keeffe art.

So after reading this list about blue – I have a feeling this theme will fill the blogosphere with a good vibe this month.

WELCOME JULY….

AND THANKS FOR READING

see you tomorrow 

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27 thoughts on “Blue Sky & Microwave Oven Interference (July Squares Day 1)

  1. Glad you enjoyed that bit of the Australian observatory at Parkes. There was great Australian comedy about “The Dish” as it is know here.

    A nice blue start Yvette 🙂

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    1. no, I did not know that – and this story kind of stuck with me because I did not realize that waves are being sent out if we open the over to check on food.
      in fact, we are trying to get away from using the mircrowave –

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      1. You do not need to open the microwave door to get the RF radiation coming out to interfere with your home WiFi. It will come out when you are using it door closed. At least the one that I am using. You can do Google search on this.

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  2. Hi P,

    I was recently in Utah and had the opportunity to see and experience the most beautiful, scenic blue skies I have seen in a long time, and I actually wrote about it. If you’re interested in taking a read, please feel free to hop over to my Blog and read my latest post. I won’t leave a link to my post here because I have been told that that’s bad manners. 🙂

    Best,
    R

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    1. Hi – I look forward to reading it – and thanks for letting me know – and I agree that leaving links can be bad manners – but I think there are times when it is done in a good way – especially when it connects to a shared idea – like yours does here – but some of those other bloggers have ruined ut for us – they solicit and link drop in a bad way.
      anyhow, I will leave the link here if anyone else wants to peek – I skimmed the photos and now look forward to reading the text content – 🙂

      https://racquelwrites.com/2019/06/30/the-weekend-that-was/

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      1. Oop just noticed a typo, I meant of course to say fab! Not fan, although I’m one of your fans of course ☺️

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  3. Beautiful blue – haven’t seen enough of it in the skies this year.

    Very interesting read about the microwave and only if someone was impatient for lunch and wanted to peek at their food. And it took them 17 years to figure that out is amazing!

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