There are people who claim that they can look upon the land, and the land will speak to them.
I recently got caught in a sandstorm, and particles of sand flew past my eyes.
What is the desert saying?
(The solution is six letters)
It's hard to be sure with all this sand in my eyes, but I believe the desert is saying:
Firstly, the title and the fact that the only numbers used in the grains of sand are 1 - 12, hint towards a clock face. From here, we can treat numbers as directions, such that from any given point, you just take the number given and travel according to the associated hour direction:
Then, starting at the odd grain out (the dark coloured 9), follow the path:
You have to squint a bit (because of all the sand), but it's pretty clear that the path scribes the word
I think that it is the Arctic desert, but I still trying to come up with my proof. There are few if any known sands that do not contain silica, and I am assuming that the image is a representation of the 'grains of sand' that we are looking at.
I first tried thinking of it as a word puzzle, but I actually think we are looking at atomic numbers and chemical composition.
Number 9 at row 1, col 3 is only dark coloured one (1 / 95)
8/95 dark coloured
6/95 light coloured 81/95 medium coloured
Num # % Atomic Symbol? 1 21 22% H 2 10 11% He 3 18 19% Li 4 5 5% Be 5 5 5% B 6 12 13% C 7 5 5% N 8 8 8% O 9 6 6% F 1 0 0 0% Ne 11 1 1% Na 12 4 4% Mg
That's a lot of Carbon, Hydrogen, Lithium and Oxygen. So I'm going with the Arctic, where the grains of sand would actually be snow. Can you please advise if this approach is remotely thinking in the right way? I can't quite sort out the font and background colour differences and they feel like either they are really important or just distracting.
I'm going to attempt to begin solving it
First step is that I recognized there is one dark number, 6 light circles and 8 brighter circles all grouped in 6 distinct groups
I tried adding them up - currently playing around with that idea, so far only the right hand most group seems to make sense - it is all bright circles and it gave me 19, the 19th letter of the alphabet is 'S' - I also realized that Sahara has 6 letters but havent been able to make the other 5 groups fit - yet. More to follow (maybe)
There's also no number above 12. 12 hours on a clock (Sands of Time) or Morse Code gives drong/wksau :/ Brail doesnt really work either. Another thing I noticed (might be a clue) all bright or light circles only have 6 different digits in them. 6,8,1,9,2,3 (7 different numbers because 1 and 2 make up 12)