I flew a new formation near Liddington
Castle in the evening of June 20th. Unfortunately, after taking off with
some sunshine, by the time we reached Liddington it was uniformly gray.
(Thanks to PhotoShop I was able to brighten up the shots.)
In the early 1970s I used to belong to a spiritual group called Ouroboros. The Ouroboros in Greek mythology is a circular snake that gives birth to itself through it's mouth. It signifies the eternally self-regenerating Universe. (The origin of the idea probably comes from the fact that in some species of snake the mother broods the babies in her mouth, so it looks like she is giving birth to them when they wriggle out.) Ouroboros is also considered to be eating it's tail when representing the destructive aspect of the Universe.
The round central area is sort of a visual pun referring to last summer's
"Pincushion" optical illusion near Windmill Hill. But there's a big
difference, because this one is technically NOT an optical illusion. Whereas the
original pincushion gave the illusion of upward bulging created entirely of
straight lines, this one is made using curves, which rely on perspective to give
the impression of three-dimensionality. (Perspective is a visual illusion too,
of course, but is not classed as an optical
Images Peter Sorensen Copyright 2001