Thursday, 12 July 2007

Crop circles

Spent today out on the downs with camera and sketchbook. Walked to Knap Hill, one of my favourite places in the Vale of Pewsey, Wiltshire.

cropcircle-july07
Crop circle photographed on 11th July 2007 from the top of Knap Hill looking towards Woodborough Hill.

peepsandcopter
Helicopter will have the best view of the formation. Can just see a line of people walking along the tractor tracks to the circle.

distantcircle
Panorama and cloud shadows.

Knap Hill sketch
Pages from sketchbook

Knap Hill sketch L
Close-up of left hand page

Knap Hill sketch R
Close-up of right hand page

knaphill_cloud
Top of Knap Hill rises behind me.

walkershill_peeping
Can just see the top of Adam's Grave long barrow on Walkers Hill.

chalkhill_flowers2
Carpet of chalk-downland flowers. Lots of Marbled White butterflies but not resting long enough to photograph - too windy.

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Flowers over the whole hill top - beautiful.

sketchbookandkit
Sketchbook, water soluable pencils and inspiring landscape.

2ndcircle
Looking south-west towards Wilcot I can see a second crop circle tucked into the corner of a field.

2ndcircle_closeup
Circles in the land... fascinating.

6 comments:

Joanna van said...

Margaret, I'm so glad you've come back to the world of blogging. Your work is so inspiring.

Joanna

Stitching with Schnauzer and Siamese said...

Have found your blog by accident... so pleased I did. Hows the floods in your part of Wiltshire? Lovely photos and drawings, thanks for sharing. The name game of artist/textile artist is a difficulty,but never let it stifle your creativity. Your work is too good.
Best Wishes
Maggie.

Helen Suzanne said...

Yay Margaret!!! Finally I've found your blog. Your work was the first fibre work that I found about 3 years ago (only on the web sadly as I live on an island) that truly jumped out at me and you have been the main inspiration for me to look at fibre as a medium. It freed me from the chains of paint on canvas and I owe you a huge debt of thanks for sharing your work on the web.

Mermaid's Purse said...

Such beautiful photographs! It's wonderful to see where your inspiration comes from.

Jutta said...

Wonderful fotos and Quilts!!! I love it!

magsramsay said...

Wonderful stuff - takes me back to my botanical survey days on Salisbury Plain ( 20 years ago!) My sketching then was site maps bounded by tank tracks.