The first crop formation of the summer appeared in England yesterday (April 19, 2008), near Avebury on Waden Hill, in bright yellow canola (AKA rapeseed). It is close to 200 feet in diameter, up near the brow of the hill.
Strangely, it is not visible from the henge itself, as most crop circles on Waden Hill usually are. The best view is from the Avebury Trusloe bus stop on the little road between the Beckhampton round-about and Avebury.
Many thanks to Russell Standard who took time off from pressing work to drive me to the formation, lent me his still camera, and download the picture for me!
At last I have an aerial of the first formation this summer, the flower that appeared on Waden Hill in Avebury Trusloe, on the 19th of April. I had gone to see it the day after its arrival and took ground shots, but it wasn't until last week that I got an aerial picture.
Like the Yin-Yang-Yang, it is in canola (oilseed rape), and the crop had lost its yellow blooms by the time I flew over. But the downed crop is still struggling to pollinate, so the design is still yellow -- an effect I like (and which I have never seen anyone else photograph!). If you look closely you'll see that there are several blooms in the tramlines, too.
All Images Peter Sorensen Copyright 2008