The summer is well under way and those of us who are Wimbledon tennis enthusiasts will be missing the thrill of hearing the ball whacked to and fro with such amazing skill and precision; not to mention admiring the fortitude and fitness of some of the players.
The Marlborough Conference which took place on the week-end of the Wimbledon finals was a tremendous if poignant success as after 20 years this was the final one; the final chapter in an illustrious history. Francine Blake has been at the helm of the Wiltshire CCSG group since the very early days when it was first affiliated to the CCCS (the Centre for Crop Circle Studies) before going it alone, ably helped by many stalwarts over the years and finally by Clare Oatley who skillfully masterminded this conference. It was a lovely friendly event as usual taking place in the peaceful and gracious setting of Marlborough College. It will be sorely missed leaving a huge gap in the summer crop circle conference season.
We have had some lovely new formations since I last wrote. Foremost is the Charlton circle containing a tripod of small triangles inside a broken triangle which in turn is surrounded by a broken circle. It appeared north of the ancient town of Malmesbury in North Wiltshire.
Please check out my web site for new crop circle arrivals.
My crop circle tour on the 6th August is fully booked but there are 6 places still left for the 30th July tour. After the crop circle visits there a thrilling optional extra of flying over the circles and seeing them in all their majesty from the air. An opportunity not to be missed.
I would like to take the opportunity here to thank ALL of you, who through your kind and generous donations, have assisted me in keeping my crop circle photo library alive for all to freely enjoy. It is my greatest desire to continue this, not only for we who are present today, but also for the enjoyment of future generations.
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We have just passed the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year, also midsummer’s day. For the many people who gathered at Stonehenge to celebrate this special event, they had clear skies for the first time for many years to witness the sunrise. Many people see this as being the turning point of the year and that we are now heading for dark days and long nights but to me that is all part of a natural and wonderful progression of the seasons each one bringing its own benefits and contributions. Indeed we will have long days for many more weeks and the crop circle world rejoices.
The overall weather has been kind and even though the circles have not been as abundant as some other years, I have had a few fantastic flights and I can’t tell you how much joy this gives me and I do hope you enjoy the results.
At present I am busy preparing my talk at the Marlborough WCCSG conference.
Sadly it is their finale as they will be disbanding after many years of service to the crop circle community under the leadership of Francine Blake and her team of stalwarts who have contributed to the phenomenon for so long. The departure of CCSG will leave a great gap in the crop circle commonwealth. Please come to the Conference if you possibly can as it is one of the most friendly and happiest of all the summer conferences.
Andy Potter my web master is now back again and so hopefully the pictures on my web site will be going up with speed.
Here is a picture of the beautiful Dorset landscape which will give you an idea of why my heart almost bursts with excitement and exhilaration as this amazing landscape stretches out all around me enfolding me in its magic.
Please could you support my flying if you possibly can in order to keep me bringing images for the world to enjoy.
There are few more wonderful experiences than flying over the network of England’s fields on a sunny day. The patchwork of colour ranging from every shade of green from the palest to almost bottle green, the golden barley as it ripens and the odd brown field freshly ploughed. This kaleidoscope of coloured tapestry stretches as far as the eye can see.
Badbury Rings is yet another of Dorset’s many Iron Age hill forts. It is one of the few to be covered in trees. It was a hill fort of considerable size as can be seen from the number of folds and terraces.
It was once the dwelling place of Durotriges one of the Celtic tribes living in Britain prior to the Roman Invasion. Close by the remains of a temple dating to the Roman era was located immediately west of the fort.Just to the west of Badbury rings this huge formation appeared in barley on the 17 June nestling close to a hedge. (You can just se Badbury Rings in the distance)
I would like thank everyone who has generously donated to my flying. I am enormously grateful as at times, I almost feel that I might have to give up.
This is the first time I have attempted to add pictures, so fingers crossed!!
I am so grateful to you all for trying to get in touch with my publisher to request a restocking/printing of my wonderful coffee table book, Crop Circles, Art in the Landscape which is full of marvellous photographs.
Unfortunately I gave you the wrong address ( I missed out a .) so nowI am sending the correct one.
Please, please could you drop them a line as I understand that it would be the only crop cricle coffee table book available and it is too beautiful to be allowed to go out of print. The email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org. Very many thanks Lucy