Viewing one of the Milk Hill crop circles I muse, what will be your big project this year? This photo is from a blogger I follow (but who has not been active for a number of years) called “The Serpent”.
First, for my grandkids, here is the Wikipedia definition of crop circles:
A crop circle is a sizable pattern created by the flattening of a crop such as wheat, barley, rye, maize, or rapeseed. Crop circles are also referred to as crop formations, because they are not always circular in shape. While the exact date crop circles began to appear is unknown, the documented cases have substantially increased from the 1970s to current times.
Twenty-six countries reported approximately ten thousand crop circles in the last third of the 20th century. Ninety percent of those were located in southern England. Many of the formations appearing in that area are positioned near ancient monuments, such as Stonehenge.
According to one study, nearly half of all circles found in the UK in 2003 were located within a 15 km (9.3 miles) radius of Avebury. ~ Wikipedia
As I ponder the amount of passion and beauty that went into the crop circle project (I refuse to call it a hoax and would sooner call it art) I marvel at the focus and energy that the work must have taken. Oh, and planning too.
My hobby passions have been channeled into music (no surprise to my faithful readers) and the Microsoft Jumpin’ Jive Orchestra. With family, work, and the band, I don’t have a lot of time for anything else. My hobby includes elements of photography, video graphing, music library building, and instrument selection/practice. It gives me purpose to my listening, concert attendance, and song selections. This new year the MJJO has eight scheduled gigs so far. And we practice every other Tuesday.
So what is your hobby? Have you selected a passion that plays into other areas of your inherent skill and interests? Do you have goals? Are you making progress towards your goals?
Happy New Years my friends. May this year find you surrounded by those you love and here’s hoping you are doing the things you truly want to be doing.