1999  3
As our heavenly Visitors may have said,
"This, Folks, is the way it is done."
1999 saw a new panorama of display
untouched by previous years.
As Stuart Dike predicted, it was
"a little taste for what is to come."
Meonstoke,
Hampshire
Three overlapping circles within a larger circle. This design is based on the 6:1 ratio with the perimeter found in many of the Crop Circles. Note that the three circles are just tangential to the smaller inner circle.



Barbury Castle (2), Wiltshire Reported 24th July This is another beauty, again based on three overlapping circles within a larger circle. In this case the three circles are tangential to the outer circle. 
Beckhampton (2), Wiltshire
This is the famous Beckhampton Knot. Again this design is based on the 6:1 ratio with the perimeter. 


Windmill
Hill, Wiltshire
The imagination of the Circle Makers is here portrayed as a variety of their finesse with the grain fields of England. I suppose it represents a geometric pattern of some intricate theoretical structure that is beyond my ability to capture. Perhaps it is a fractal of some degree. 
Devil's Den
nr Clatford, Wiltshire
Another intricate geometric design based on the common sixpoint circle relationship. The fivecircle design of each spoke, with increasing and decreasing size, with the center circle the largest of the five, is one element. The small grapeshot circles emphasize the design elements. 


Liddington
Castle (2), Wiltshire
Contrast this formation with the preceding one. The outer circle of the preceding was just slightly larger than this. 
East Kennett,
Wiltshire
Contrast this formation with that of July 10 at Rockley, nr Marlborough, Wiltshire. 


Silbury Hill (2), Wiltshire Reported 24th July
Another fractal, once again showing the finesse of the Circle Makers. The pattern of the compressed grain can be seen in the enlargement below. 


Avebury, Wiltshire Reported 28th July A complex optical illusion type design, formed from small circles with hexagonal outlines overlapping them. If you examine them, the hexagonal lines are not complete; that is, they are missing segments where they would meet other hexagonals. 

Roundway Hill nr Devizes, Wiltshire Reported 31st July This "snowflake" design does not adhere to a sixfold geometry, found in nature. It has seven segments instead. One can test the geometry by examining the standing grain, not the compressed circles. We can see how very regular the "points" are extending into the formation. 