Friday, 18 July 2008

Another truly awesome formation...


... in Wiltshire. We're rapidly approaching the end-of-season finale, traditionally when the largest and most spectacular crop circles appear. (My money is again on Wayland's Smithy.)

4 comments:

celticrebel said...

OBVIOUSLY done by two guys with stomping tools and flashlights in the middle of the night ;-)

anadæ said...

There goes my credibility ... I had MEANT "caltrop", not "casbolt", on your BTB last week, which is a/k/a/ the calthrop, the crow's foot, the jack rock, the star nail (!), or the partisan nail. It is simply two wires twisted to form a four-pronged spike & its sadistic utilisation was for impeding encroaching enemy cavalry from advancing. That's a very big, very painful "Ouch!"

Also worthwhile in noting, the caltrop is another name for the water nut, a/k/a/ the Jesuit nut (!!!) a name smirkingly bestowed upon its prolific ability to crowd out all other marine life, clog whole waterways, and impede the passage of seaworthy vessels. Its pointy two and four-lobed fruit truly resemble the dark-hued, wrinkled visage of hornéd gargoyles.

There's a website where one can search for a very comprehensive report on the caltrop on Invasive (dot) org

And so it is with this lovely four-armed cereal configuration from presentday Wiltshire; the Fey (faeries) have declared that we stay our advancement, an admonishment to cease & desist. Remember the old motto in Deadspeak, "FATA VIAM INVENIENT!"

Ben Fairhall said...

A wonderful analysis, Anadae... Absolutely spot-on!




ATB,
Ben

Ben Emlyn-Jones said...

That's got to be my favourite crop circle of the year so far! It's exquisite!