notes on a new crop picture near Welsh Way on July 22, 2014: themes
of “pi”, “beluga whales” and “undersea rescue”
amazing new crop picture appeared on July 22, 2014 near Welsh Way in
Gloucestershire. It showed three circular arcs of relative length
“1, 3 or 4” from a “polar clock”, similar to that used on Sony smart
third circular arc “3” ends with a large open circle or “decimal
point”. Thus it would be reasonable to interpret these symbols as
the famous mathematical constant “3-point-1-4” or “pi”.
crop picture appeared on July 22, which is called “pi day”, because
that date may be written as “22 / 7” which equals 3.1428 and is a
good approximation to pi = 3.1416. The polar clock when read in this
way shows seven nearly equal angular sections, consistent with the
month of July as seventh of the year.
centre of this crop picture even showed a cross-hatched pattern
which resembles an “apple pie”!
crop artist was making a joke, as the common word play between “pie”
also try to read the “time” from this crop picture in terms of a
“pendulum clock”. In which case, the indicated date could be “7-2-5”
or July 25:
we will see another amazing crop picture then?
study the field location of this crop picture using Google Earth, we
immediately see a remarkable artistic metaphor. Those three circular
rings from the crop picture, which match pi = 3.14, are being
compared by the crop artist to “bubble rings” as created by certain
large cetaceans on Earth, particularly dolphins or beluga whales:
watch this video (“beluga whale blowing bubble rings”
www.youtube.com) if you unaware of such a phenomenon. Whales and
dolphins seem to have an artistic sense like humans!
Welsh Way crop picture was drawn directly over where a “blowhole”
on the “beluga whale” would be located. Three “rings” which emerge
from its blowhole are being “swept” to the left, because this whale
is “diving” to the right for some reason.
should this “landscape whale” be diving to the right, while it blows
bubble rings from its upper blowhole? When we study the landscape a
little further away, in the direction towards where it is “diving”,
we can see the image of another “whale” which is trapped below the
surface and needs to be “rescued”:
whales are renowned for their compassion and empathy toward other
whales, or even toward human divers whom they have rescued on many
occasions. Please watch this video to see one such example (“beluga
whale rescues human diver”
humans do not have to sacrifice emotions and empathy, in order to
gain greater intelligence. Rather we can learn from the whales, and
achieve both (as “September” said on “Fringe”).
people have commented to me that the “bubble ring” above the head of
that “whale” looks like an “angelic halo”. Indeed, an “angel” shape
appears in the landscape halfway along the long body of that
“whale”, but was not shown here to save space.
then that the new crop picture at Welsh Way on July 22 featured
overlapping themes of “pi”, “beluga whales” and “undersea rescue”.
What exactly might the crop artist be thinking? Perhaps there will
be another remarkable crop picture soon, and we will learn more.
(Dr. Horace R. Drew)