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16 April 1999

Orchard Rows

However you feel about the land use, it's impressive how many vineyards there are in our area. I like driving past the new plantings watching the clear rows between the stakes that seem to move along with me. This effect is definitely best with new grapes. Now look closer. There are the real plowed rows, but you can also see clear diagonal rows to the sides, and even more rows between them, though they become less distinct. How many different rows are visible through the orchard stakes? What math is at work here?

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