Archive for June, 2014
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
Apologies about the Marlborough Conference blog. It is my first effort at blogging and nothing showed up!